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

2016 #AgMedia Summit Starting

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2016 Ag Media Summit is underway in St. Louis, MO. I’ll be working with ZimmComm General Manager, Clint Underwood, and Editor Jamie Johanson. We’ll be doing, guess what? Taking photos, doing interviews, getting posts up on our websites and more. I want to start out thanking our sponsors this year which include New Holland and FMC. I’ll be visiting …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, LPC

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

LPC’s Vision Event Tackles Food Issues

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. The panel explored the importance of the safety of our food supply and looked at …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Security, Livestock, LPC

LPC Invites You to Vision Event

Kelly Marshall

The Livestock Publications Council invites you to save the date for their Vision event to be held November 10, 2015 in Kansas City.  The evening is designed to celebrate the livestock industry and honor the people who have impacted that industry for the better. The event begins with an education seminar with panel discussion, followed by social hour and dinner …

Ag Group, Events, Livestock, LPC

#AgMedia Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

AAEA, LPC and ACT all honored the best of their best during the annual Ag Media Summit awards banquet Tuesday night. The awards were many and well deserved – from new Hall of Fame members, distinguished service, lifetime achievement, and horizons – to annual best of shows in photography, writing, and design – to just-because-we-love-you awards. Among those honored were …

AAEA, ACT, Ag Media Summit, LPC

#AgMedia Future is in Good Hands

Cindy Zimmerman

The AMS Student Awards and Recognition Luncheon was a good reminder of the great up and coming talent we have in this industry. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) scholarships, presented by Future Ag Communicators committee chair Laurie Bedord, were awarded to Cameron Jodlowski, Iowa State University; Mara McGurl, University of Georgia; and Kelsey Litchfield, University of Illinois. Kelsey was …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Award, Education, LPC

Ag Media Summit Starts with Board Mtgs.

Chuck Zimmerman

Board meetings are done at the Ag Media Summit. This morning the boards of the American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council met to conduct business. These volunteers spent hours making sure that all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. This photo shows the LPC board after their meeting. Later this week we’ll feature an interview …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

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