RealAg Radio Debuting on SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch. 147

Chuck Zimmerman

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by and hosted by my friend Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions …

Audio, International, Media, ZimmCast

Role of Freelancers at #CFWF16

Chuck Zimmerman

In today’s media there is a great opportunity for freelancers. The Canadian Farm Writers Federation invited a panel to discuss this topic. On the panel were Leeann Minogue, Editor, Grainews (pictured); Allison Finnamore, FCC Express & FCC Agribusiness, Agri-Food Weekly and Tamara Leigh, Principal at Shiny Bird Communications. I visited with Leann after the session and asked her for some …

Audio, CFWF, Media

#CFWF16 Farm Tours

Chuck Zimmerman

During the first full day of the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference attendees had a choice of several tours. As a biker, I chose the Science & Cycling Tour. It is way better than sitting on a bus! Here’s my group in a shot after our last tour stop on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. …

CFWF, International, Media

Welcome to #CFWF16 – Saskatchewan Surprise

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re getting a Saskatchewan Surprise in Saskatoon for the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting. Our reception and dinner were held in the Western Development Museum. The opening reception featured welcoming comments from the Honorable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture, Province of Saskatchewan. Stewart says, “Agriculture in Saskatchewan is part of our identity here. To some we’re known for …

Audio, CFWF, International, Media

Ag Women Star in RFD-TV FarmHer Series

Cindy Zimmerman

RFD-TV’s FarmHer series started airing this month on the rural television network, spotlighting women in agriculture around the country. RFD-TV and FarmHer formed a partnership earlier this year to bring a positive image of farm woman to television and the first program in the series aired on September 9. This week’s episode, which premieres at 8:30 central time tomorrow (September …

Audio, Media

Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

During this year’s IFAJ Congress I met again with Inoussa Maïga, an agricultural journalist from Burkina Faso. This young entrepreneur brought my attention to a big project he’s involved with called, “Agribusiness TV.” This is the first web tv channel designed for mobile phones and dedicated to youth who succeed and innovate in the agricultural sector of Africa. You can …

IFAJ, International, Media, Video

Looking Ahead to 2017 IFAJ Congress

Chuck Zimmerman

Pre-promotion for the 2017 Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is moving quicker than normal. That’s because the Congress will be in South Africa April 2-7 next year. The Congress website will be live soon The congress will start just north of Pretoria at Kievit’s Kroon on 2 April 2017 in Gauteng with newsworthy and informative discussions and …

IFAJ, International, Media

New AAEA President – Mike Wilson

Chuck Zimmerman

The new President of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) is Penton Farm Progress executive editor Mike Wilson, also one of the newly named Fellows of the AAEA. Here in this photo, Mike is mentoring students during the Ag Media Summit along with JoAnn Alumbaugh. I spoke with Mike at the conclusion of this year’s AMS to find out what …

AAEA, Audio, Media, ZimmCast