2021 IFAJ Contests deadline is February 19

Chuck Zimmerman

It is that time if you want to enter the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Awards program. IFAJ contests recognize the world’s best ag journalism. Reflecting the many ways agricultural journalists and communicators reach their audiences around the globe, IFAJ’s contests celebrate excellence in print, photography, audio, video and online media. IFAJ’s award program is part of the Federation’s deep …

IFAJ, Media

Holiday Greetings from IFAJ

Chuck Zimmerman

Here are a couple of excerpts from International Federation of Agricultural Journalists President, Lena Johansson. She shares the news that the Denmark IFAJ Congress 2021 will be virtual like this year and we all hope we can meet in person in 2022! Here’s the caption from the photo: “Winter in Sweden: Rudolph with friends, no doubt on their way to …

IFAJ, Media

Election of IFAJ Presidium 2020-2022

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has elected its first woman president, and first Presidium member from South America. Lena Johansson from Sweden, IFAJ vice-president since 2016, was unanimously elected as president, succeeding Owen Roberts of Canada who stepped down at the end of the two-term limit. Johansson has been an agricultural journalist for 30 years and is currently …

IFAJ, Journalism

IFAJ Presents Annual Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The Delegate Assembly of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) held online this week presented annual Star awards for excellence. Gil Gullickson received the 2020 AgTech Reporting Award for “Yours, Mine and Ours,” a feature article on outcome-based pricing for commodities that he wrote for Successful Farming. Veteran radio presenter Damien O’Reilly was awarded the 2020 International Federation of …

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IFAJ-Alltech Ag Journalism Leadership Award Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to Joseph Opoku Gakpo of Ghana who is the recipient of the second IFAJ–Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism. The award was presented virtually today during the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience by Alltech CEO Mark Lyons and IFAJ president Owen Roberts. Opoku Gakpo, a radio, TV and online journalist, was selected from nominations submitted by IFAJ guilds …

Alltech, Audio, IFAJ, Journalism

World Press Freedom Day

Chuck Zimmerman

May 3rd was World Press Freedom Day. This year’s theme is Journalism Without Fear or Favour. Here in the U.S.A. most people take the press for granted. Well, generally. Lately with state of political discourse being so divided it is unfortunate that the press have come under increasing fire for their reporting, which in my mind has become less about …

IFAJ, International, Media

ZimmCast 643 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Communications

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program is part one of at least two that feature conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Jenny Pickett of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Tom Brand with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, and Hugh Maynard of the International Federation of Agricultural …

Audio, IFAJ, NAFB, NAMA, ZimmCast

IFAJ 2020 Congress Cancelled

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) 2020 Congress scheduled for June 24-28 in Denmark has been cancelled due to coronavirus. The decision also applies to the pre-congress in Copenhagen/Zealand and the two post-congresses on Funen and the Faroe Islands. Everyone who has signed up will get a full refund, and so will all sponsors. We are naturally very sorry …

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IFAJ Congress 2020 Website Live

Chuck Zimmerman

The website for the 2020 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress, is now live. The host country is Denmark. Registration will open at the end of January. The theme is: “Farming today for the society of tomorrow.” The Congress dates are 24 June – 28 Jun, 2020 with the location being Vingsted, Vingsted Skovvej. The issue that is becoming increasingly …

IFAJ, International, Media

John Deere Supports Ag Journalists Worldwide

Carrie Muehling

John Deere was among companies attending the 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Ag Journalists conference in Minneapolis. “John Deere definitely sees a value for us to support ag journalists worldwide, and so with the international folks here, as well, this year, it’s just important for us to be here and to talk to them about what’s going …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Equipment, IFAJ, John Deere