IFAJ 2019 in Minnesota is Getting Real

Cindy Zimmerman

Lots of planning time was spent at the 2018 Ag Media Summit last week to prepare for next year when AMS will host the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress July 24-31 in Bloomington, Minnesota. An informational meeting included many who hope to attend and help host over 100 agricultural journalists from other countries. “To me the exciting …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, IFAJ

Looking Ahead to IFAJ Congress/Ag Media Summit 2019

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress 2018 may have concluded for this group of members from the United States but now we can look ahead to 2019. Guess where it’s going to be? The USA! The IFAJ Congress will overlap with Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN at the end of July. The theme is “Global Connections in America’s …

AAEA, IFAJ, International, LPC, Media

IFAJ Congress 2018 Begins

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists kicked off their 2018 Congress today in the Netherlands. The theme is Dutch Roots, Small Country Big Solutions. We have a group of U.S. ag journalists participating as always. Wish I was with them. But next year the Congress will be back in the USA! Thank you to Josephine van Gelder for this photo …

IFAJ, International, Media

ZimmCast 587 – IFAJ Congress 2018

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual Congress which will take place in the Netherlands this year. I spoke via Skype with one of the organizers of the Congress, Jacqueline Wijbenga, Adjunct-uitgever, Eisma Businessmedia. We discussed the program and the theme of this year’s Congress. Here is some more information. The …

Audio, Communications, IFAJ, International, Media, ZimmCast

Turkish Guild Hosts IFAJ Middle East Forum For New Network

Chuck Zimmerman

The image shows participants in the IFAJ Middle East Forum, hosted by the Turkey Guild of Agricultural Journalists and the Food Safety Congress at the Grand Cevahir Hotel in Istanbul on May 2, 2018. This forum is a serious attempt to create a new agricultural journalists network in a region sorely in need of an entity that promotes independent agricultural …

IFAJ, International, Media

2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has announced the recipients of the 2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award. This year’s program, sponsored by Alltech, honors 10 young agricultural journalists and communicators who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in reporting as well as excellent potential as leaders of the industry in the years to come. The honorees were chosen …

Alltech, IFAJ, International

IFAJ International Education Opportunity

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey ag journalists. Here’s an opportunity from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists: Field days in Turkey. Originating in Germany, the Field Days provide a hands-on insight into crop production – novel varieties, new production techniques, plant protection, live machinery demonstrations, research in action – with participation from a range of exhibitors. The objective is to provide farmers and advisers …

IFAJ, International

Seasons Greetings from IFAJ

Chuck Zimmerman

This greeting comes to you from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). Best wishes to all IFAJ members for a warm holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2018. Thank you for your vital work in helping farmers feed their families, their communities and the world. Best Regards, Owen Roberts President, IFAJ

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2018 IFAJ Congress is off to Netherlands

Chuck Zimmerman

In the traditional flag ceremony, the country hosting the next International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress now has the flag. Thanks to Facebook for the information. Notice the hashtags #IFAJ flag has been handed over from 2017ifajsa to #DutchRoots. Countdown and preregistration have begun on our website: dutchroots.info. Looking forward to presenting you #bucketsfullofstories #ifaj2018. Dutch Roots focuses on future …

IFAJ, Media

IFAJ Honors 2017 Contest Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

I absolutely love this photo. So did the judges of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Star Prize for photography contest. Here’s what it’s all about: Australian photographer Jacqui Bateman has won the 2017 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize for Photography for her “Naked Truth” photo, which ran in Stock Journal magazine. She was honored at IFAJ’s …

IFAJ, International, Photography