New NAMA President Matt Coniglio

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The Agri-Marketing Conference has come and gone for this year and hopefully everyone has recovered. I think I have. The last item on my agenda for this year’s conference, put on by the National Agri-Marketing Association, was to interview the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. In the photo you can see Matt is real happy to receive the gavel …

Ag Group, Audio, Media, NAMA, ZimmCast

IFAJ Congress 2016 Early Registration Extended

Chuck Zimmerman

The organizers of the IFAJ Congress 2016 have extended early bird registration to April 10. So you have a little more time to look at the programs for the pre and post tours as well as the main Congress. This morning I Skyped with Mark Moore, freelance agricultural journalist and photographer who is helping the Congress committee. Mark has been …

AAEA, Audio, IFAJ, International, Media

Be Part of the Ag Media Summit

Kelly Marshall

The 18th Annual Ag Media Summit will be in St. Louis this summer.  Mark your calendars for July 23-27 and make your hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The event hosts the largest number of crop and livestock media professionals, with more than 600 writers, editors, photographers, publishers and ag communication specialists attending.  It will …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Events, Journalism, Media

U.S. Ag Journalists – Register for IFAJ Congress in Germany

Chuck Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the IFAJ 2016 Congress which will take place in Bonn, Germany. There are pre and post tours in addition to the main Congress. Find the program and registration information on the Congress website. If you have never attended an IFAJ Congress then you really should consider it. Cindy and I have attended many of these …

IFAJ, International, Media, Video

Passing of Jack Farmakis

Chuck Zimmerman

We just learned that Jack Farmakis has passed away and are saddened to hear it. Once upon a time his company represented the first company that Cindy, Gary Cooper and I started in Florida. And his company now represents Gary’s Southeast AgNet and AgNet West. Jack was an active member of NAFB since 1974 and left his mark on the …

Media, NAFB

Ag Marketing Advice from Buzzfeed VP

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, Marketing, Media, Technology

Farm Journal Launches MILK – High-End Dairy Platform

Jamie Johansen

Farm Journal Media launches MILK, a new suite of media products for the top-tier market of 500-plus milk cow operations. The MILK platform launched a website and eNewsletter this month with a print MILK magazine scheduled for April as well as regularly scheduled MILK television and radio segments on Farm Journal broadcast properties. The Farm Journal’s Dairy Elite Producer Business …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Media

Farm Journal Media Restructuring Management

Chuck Zimmerman

From a company release we’ve learned that after Farm Journal Media’s acquisition of Vance Publishing some management changes have been announced. Here you go. Steve Custer, an 18-year veteran of Farm Journal, is promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from Executive VP and COO. Custer will continue to run the expanded day-to-day operations of Farm Journal. Charlene Finck, …

Media

American Harvest Debuts on CarbonTV.com

Chuck Zimmerman

Just received this notice and thought I’d share with you. I have not watched this program but plan to check it out. Have you watched it? Your thoughts? American Harvest is a documentary series about the oldest industry known to mankind… farming. It’s about hard work, community, the marriage of old wisdom and new technologies that ultimately feeds the world. …

Harvest, Media