AAEA and LPC Presidents Pass the Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Media Summit serves as the annual business meeting for both the Livestock Publications Council and AAEA the Ag Communicators Network, and where each transition to new presidents. Julie Deering, Issues Ink, served as president for AAEA the past twelve months during a pivotal time in the organization’s history. The name change to the Agricultural Communicators Network was instituted to …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Livestock, LPC, Pork Checkoff

Scholarships Awarded at Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Several talented and motivated young ladies were awarded scholarships this week at the Ag Media Summit to help them with their future careers in the industry The Livestock Publications Council and Alltech recognized four students as Forrest Bassford award finalists. Pictured left to right are Jenn Norrie with Alltech; Madison Hokanson, SDSU; Alexa Nordwald, MU; Sarah Moyer, K-State; and Kiera …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC

2018 Ag Media Summit Bigger than Usual

Cindy Zimmerman

There are nearly 800 agricultural communications professionals and students attending the 20th annual Ag Media Summit this week in Scottsdale, AZ, which is bigger than normal because a new organization is part of the event this year. The Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences has joined with the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC

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

2018 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Just in case you didn’t get the memo, this year’s Agricultural Media Summit will be August 4-8 in Scottsdale, AZ. In case you don’t know what this is then read on. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural …

AAEA, ACE, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

ZimmCast with New Presidents of AAEA & LPC

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2017 Ag Media Summit we had the regular changing of the gavel for both the American Agricultural Editors Association as well as the Livestock Publications Council. I spoke with both of the new presidents for these organizations after their respective board meetings. In this week’s program I start out with Julie Deering, new president of the AAEA. Julie …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

#AgMedia Student Award Winners

Jamie Johansen

Ag Media Summit is in full swing here in Snowbird, Utah. The Livestock Publication Council (LPC) and American Ag Editors’ Association (AAEA) student awards and recognition luncheon honored the future of our industry. Special thanks to the Pork Checkoff for sponsoring the wonderful lunch we had. The LPC Forrest Bassford student award winner was Topanga McBride, Kansas State University. Alltech …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, LPC

Tribute to Don Norton

Chuck Zimmerman

I have a lot of great photos of Don Norton. I decided that I couldn’t do better than this montage from Christy Lee Couch’s FB page. Don passed away this week and he is going to be sorely missed by not only his family but so many people in our industry. I’ve had so many great conversations with Don over …

LPC

LPC Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members gathered for the 2016 Ag Media Summit and one item of business was electing new leadership. Congratulations to new LCP president, Scarlett Hagins, and her new team. 2016-2017 LPC Officers: President – Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman 1st Vice President – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board 2nd Vice President – Carey Brown, Cow Country Secretary-Treasurer – …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Livestock, LPC, Media, Publication

Visiting with ACT at #AgMedia

Chuck Zimmerman

The current President of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is Taylor Kennedy, grad student at Oklahoma State. Taylor says the group will get to tour Osborn & Barr and elect a new slate of officers. She also wants to make contacts that will be beneficial after she graduates and needs to get a job! You can listen to my interview …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC