Alltech Continues Support for Ag Journalism

Lizzy Schultz

The IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award has been able to reach young journalists across the globe, and this international impact will be extended in 2016, thanks to changes in the federation’s constitution and renewed support from key sponsor Alltech. The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) accepted eight new guilds for membership at its annual congress in New …

Ag Groups, Alltech, IFAJ, International, Journalism

ICGA Awards Broadcaster for Excellence

Kelly Marshall

Steve Bridge, Agribusiness Director at WFMB AM/FM has earned the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2015 Excellence in Media Award.  Bridge was honored with this award as a member of the media who supports Illinois corn growers in his broadcast coverage. “Steve has been an important part of our communications in Illinois,” said Kenneth Hartman, Jr., immediate past president of the ICGA. …

Journalism

AAEA Offering Beautiful Stocking Stuffer

Kelly Marshall

The American Agricultural Editors’ Association has created the perfect stocking stuffer.  The AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation is offering a desktop calendar featuring beautiful, award-winning photographs.  Each photograph comes with its backstory printed behind the page. The calendar is provided as a “thank you” gift for new and renewing members.  Additional copies may be purchased for $14, shipping included. Proceeds support …

AAEA, Ag Groups, Journalism

Bill Tomson Added to Agri-Pulse Editorial Team

Kelly Marshall

Bill Tomson is being welcomed to the editorial team at Agri-Pulse.  He will be working with the firm as a contributing editor. Tomson has been writing for Politico, covering food and agricultural issues.  Prior to that he was employed by Dow Jones and worked as a reporter for their flagship publication, the Wall Street Journal.  Tomson’s career began in the 1990s …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Journalism

Farm Journal Purchases Assets of Vance Publishing

Kelly Marshall

Farm Journal Media, along with Bobit Business Media and CCI Media, have announced they are each acquiring assets from Vance Publishing Corporation.  The agreement states that Farm Journal will receive the agricultural properties of the company while Bobit purchases the beauty market portion and CCI obtains Woodworking Network and related assets. Farm Journal will obtain a portfolio that includes 21 …

Agribusiness, Journalism

Brownfield Ag News Promotes Harker

Kelly Marshall

Julie Harker of Brownfield Ag News has been promoted to the position of News Director. She has been working with Brownfield’s parent company, Learfield Communications for 25 years and is a trusted voice in agriculture.  She will now be directing the team on day-to-day writing, radio network content and the website. “Julie has consistently demonstrated her commitment to improving the …

Journalism

#NAFB15 Discusses Crisis Communication

Kelly Marshall

AgWired’s intern, Kindra Hall recently attended the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters and caught up with Agi Schafer of ASK-Comm Strategies. Schafer presented a crisis communication seminar at the conference and reminded us that consumers are more interested than ever about the food supply. In a crisis situation farm broadcasters play a very important role. Food information is critical to …

Agribusiness, Journalism, NAFB

Young Ag Journalists Develop Leadership in New Zealand

Kelly Marshall

Ten young ag leaders representing ten countries are gathered in New Zealand to continue to develop their leadership skills and further their professional development in ag journalism.  The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) boot camp is sponsored by Alltech and provides the journalists with opportunities for presentations, interactive group sessions, and even a visit to a local dairy. Matthew …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Journalism

Clements Joins NAFB as New Service Editor

Kelly Marshall

National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) welcomes Micheal Clements as their News Service Editor.  He comes to NAFB from KFEQ in St. Joseph, Mo where he was Farm Director. Micheal has been covering rural and agricultural issues for nine years. “Micheal brings his ag reporting experience and broadcast journalism skills to the NAFB News Service desk,” says Tom Brand, NAFB Executive Director. “His experience …

Agribusiness, Journalism, NAFB

Gable to be Publisher of Protein Division

Kelly Marshall

Vance Publishing Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Gable as Publisher of the Protein Division.  Gable will be working with publications such as; Drovers CattleNetwork, Dairy Herd Management, Cow-Calf Producer, PORK Network, and Bovine Veterinarian. Gable has a strong background in agribusiness.  She comes to Vance from Novus Interational where she served as Executive Manager of Global Sales and Product Training …

Agribusiness, Journalism, Publication