Nuts & Bolts of Ag Communication

Chuck Zimmerman

The American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council are holding their Midwest Regional Workshop today. The title is, “The Nuts and Bolts of Communication.” DTN/The Progressive Farmer is supplying a livestream of the workshop today. On the screen when I tuned in is Jim Patrico, Senior Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer. The topics today include how to Rock …

AAEA, LPC, Media

AAEA/LPC Midwest Regional Workshop

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s that time. Registration time if you’re interested in a little journalistic professional development. 2015 Midwest Regional Workshop Register by April 27 for the joint AAEA / Livestock Publications Council workshop in Omaha, Neb., May 4-5, 2015 ($80 for members, $100 for nonmembers). Hotel reservation deadline is April 10 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-Downtown/Old Market ($129/night). The workshop starts with …

AAEA, LPC, Media

Animal Welfare Panel at LPC Vision Event

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event, held in Kansas City, MO, featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, LPC, Media

Livestock Publications Council Vision

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a reminder about next week’s Livestock Publication Council “Vision – An Industry Celebration.” You can find information in the latest LPC newsletter about it. Contact Diane Johnson at the LPC office to make your reservation. The event will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. LPC will honor their Headliner and Hall …

LPC, Media

Mark Your Calendars for New LPC Event

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council is hosting their first ever event designed to celebrate the livestock industry through education and honor those who have made an impact in it. Vision – An Industry Celebration, will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. There they will honor the Headliner and Hall of Fame winners at …

Ag Group, Livestock, LPC

Old and New LPC Presidents

Chuck Zimmerman

Christy Lee, Cee Lee Photography, is now the past President of the Livestock Publications Council and Don Norton, Boelte-Hall, in the new Prez. After the LPC business meeting I visited with them to learn how the organization is doing and what the priorities are for the new year. Christy says it has been a great year for LPC with a …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC

Ag Media Summit Concludes

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2014 Ag Media Summit has come and gone. But not here on AgWired. Sara and I will have lots more to post including our interviews from the InfoExpo trade show. The Chair for the AMS this year is Jennifer Carrico, Associate Editor, Midwest Ag Journal. We sat down during AMS to talk about this year’s program and what is …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC

LPC and AAEA Student Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Ag Media Summit several students were honored with some recognition and awards. The Livestock Publications Council presented the Forrest Bassford Award to Logan Britton, Kansas State University. Logan gave us a very touching emotional thank you in which he mentioned that he doesn’t have a farm background but is passionate about a careen in ag communications. I told …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Education, LPC, University

2013 LPC Royal Gala

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s Royal Gala time once again for the Livestock Publications Council. Please join us for the 10th annual LPC Royal Gala which has been appropriately named “A Diamond Event”. This year’s is extra special as a new event will debut in 2015 replacing the Gala as we know it. The new event will have many of the features of the …

LPC, Media