Industry Mourns Loss of Respected Ag Journalist

Cindy Zimmerman

DTN/The Progressive Farmer was saddened to report that Executive Editor Marcia Zarley Taylor passed away Feb. 19 after a brief illness. Most of us in the business have known and worked with Marcia over the years. She was a former president of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and would have become North American Agricultural Journalists Association’s new president this spring. …

AAEA, Journalism

Harrington Writes Book about Iowa Journalist

Cindy Zimmerman

Longtime agribusiness PR and marketing man Jerry Harrington is now a published author. Harrington, who retired in 2014 after 16 years as marketing public relations manager for DuPont Pioneer, has written a book about a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor in the 1930s. “Crusading Iowa Journalist Verne Marshall: Exposing Graft and the 1936 Pulitzer Prize,” is now available from The History …

Journalism

Brownfield Rolls Out Great Lakes Ag Report

Kelly Marshall

The Great Lakes region is home to agriculture products like tart cherries, blueberries, dry beans, cucumbers, asparagus, blackberries, floriculture products, nursery and landscape production, vineyards, orchards and well over 300 other specialty crops. While field crops and livestock provide the greatest economic impact on the area, the specialty produce market is still an important factor. That’s why Brownfield Ag News, …

Brownfield, Journalism

E4D Trip to China is a Success

Kelly Marshall

Eleven journalists representing ten countries recently took part in an eight day trip to China. The group experienced Beijing, Changzhou and Shanghai, meeting farmers, cooperative members, and industry professionals from companies like their sponsor, AGCO and DeLaval. Small, family-driven farms mean China’s agricutlure struggles behind most western countries. However, the country is taking great leaps in its use of technology, …

Journalism

Roberts Honored as First Canadian IFAJ President

Kelly Marshall

Members of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) had cause to celebrate as they honored Owen Roberts at their recent annual conference. Special recognition was given to Roberts as the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ). His award was presented by Allison Finnimore and Trevor Bacque, who outlined his many career accomplishment. Owen Roberts first …

Audio, CFWF, IFAJ, Journalism

AAEA Fellows Announced at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Seventeen longtime members of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) were announced as the inaugural class of Fellows Of The AAEA during an awards banquet at the 2016 Ag Media Summit, held last week in St. Louis Missouri. The newly developed Fellows Program recognizes AAEA members for excellent service to the organization, and the inaugural class has an estimated 400 …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Award, Journalism, leadership

Apply for 2016 E4D Trip to China

Lizzy Schultz

2016 will mark the 5th annual International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Exposure-4-Development Tour, and this year’s attendees will get the opportunity to explore agriculture and mechanization in China! The attendees, a group of 12 jury-selected journalists from around the world, will have the chance to travel through Beijing, Changzhou and Shanghai, China, for a first-hand look at farming and …

Ag Group, IFAJ, International, Journalism

LPC Selects Finalists for 2016 Forrest Bassford Award

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council (LPC) have announced the four young agricultural journalists have made the cut for the 2016 Forrest Bassford Student Award competition to be held at the Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23–27. The award, sponsored by Alltech, supports the journalists’ travel fees and participation at the LPC annual convention as well as the 18th …

Ag Group, Alltech, Award, Journalism, LPC, Marketing

Bettinghouse Joins Brownfield Sales Team

Lizzy Schultz

Learfield News & Ag is delighted to announce that Stacy Bettinghouse has become the latest addition to the Brownfield Ag News Sales Team. Stacy will work with Brownfield’s advertising partners in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. “Stacy will be a great addition to the Brownfield team and will strengthen our relationships with advertisers in these key states,” said John Baker, Senior …

Ag Group, Brownfield, Communications, Journalism