Merry Christmas from the Livestock Publications Council

Chuck Zimmerman

As we approach the end of 2020, we wish you and your a blessed Christmas holiday! We appreciate your continued support of the Livestock Publications Council and its programs, and we are looking forward to reaching new heights in livestock communications next year. May you be happy, healthy and prosperous in 2021!

LPC

Get Ready for Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Yes, it was supposed to be held months ago. Yes, it’s virtual. And, yes, that is sad. But what’s great about Ag Media Summit is that a big part of it is professional development and there are plenty of excellent educational sessions on tap this year for the virtual event November 16-17. Writing, photography, and video workshops are scheduled over …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Photography

Join the AMS Virtual Career Fair

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural marketing and media companies have the opportunity to connect with current ag communications students, grad students, and young professionals during the first Ag Media Summit Virtual Career Fair on September 18, hosted by AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network and the Livestock Publications Council (LPC). Using this platform, companies can list available internships, jobs and other opportunities, and include a …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC

ZimmCast 644 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Comm Groups Part 2

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program is part two of a series featuring conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Samantha Kilgore, AAEA, The Ag Communicators Network, Lindsay Graber Runft, Livestock Publications Council and Kristy Mach/John Blue, Agricultural Relations Council. Each of these organizations has had to cancel …

AAEA, ARC, Audio, LPC, Marketing, Media, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 626 – Meet the new Executive Director of the LPC

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program let’s meet Lindsay Graber Runft, Executive Director, Livestock Publications Council, pictured on the left with the LPC Board at the 2019 Ag Media Summit. Lindsay started with LPC in July this year and I met her at the AMS. Lindsay has a solid background in livestock production and association management. As an example, she served as director …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Ag Media Summit Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag Media Summit is the annual awards extravaganza for LPC and AAEA. AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network, handed out communications awards for writing, design, mar-com, photography, digital and social media, in addition to the Lifetime Achievement and Andy Markwart Horizon awards. Jim Patrico and Jo Ann Alumbaugh were honored for their career achievements, and Cassie Yontz with Charleston-Orwig received the …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, LPC

ZimmCast 623 – From Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

They partied like it was 1999 in the Purple Rain at the 2019 IFAJ Congress and Agricultural Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota last week. It was a milestone year for many at the event, including Diane “Lady Di” Johnson, who served her last year as Executive Director of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and manager of the Ag Media Summit. …

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

2019 Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

This year the Ag Media Summit is combined with the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis, MN. This brings about 150 international ag journalists to the Ag Media Summit. The programs overlap with attendees being able to register for just one or the other events or the full meal deal. During the IFAJ business meeting the Livestock Publications …

AAEA, IFAJ, LPC, Media

ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Livestock Publications Council Hires New Executive Director

Chuck Zimmerman

Lindsay Graber Runft begins serving as the new Executive Director for the Livestock Publications Council on July 15, 2019. The LPC Board approved the agreement after a 5-month search and selection process that generated 39 letters of interest and 12 applications. The search was facilitated by Steve Drake, president of SCD Group Inc. Runft replaces Diane Johnson who retires August …

LPC, Media