The AgWatch Network

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right …

Audio, Cotton, Media, ZimmCast

New Holland FinOvation Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

Last night Farm Industry News presented their annual FinOvation Awards. Our National Farm Machinery Show sponsor, New Holland, received two of them. Thanks to Dawn Pelon at New Holland for the picture. The products winning for New Holland include their Genesis T8 SmartTrax tractor and their Class 10 CR Combine line. Here’s how the awards come about via Farm Industry …

Award, Media, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, Tractor

AAEA Finest Images 2015 Calendar

Chuck Zimmerman

Of course I use my Calendar app on my Macbook, iPhone, iPad, etc. but I also like to be able to see a calendar with just a sideways glance at my desktop. That’s where the AAEA Finest Images 2015 Calendar comes in handy! If you do not have one here’s more information on how to order while supporting a great …

AAEA, Education, Media

2015 IFAJ Congress Australian Pre-Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

If you are thinking about going to this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in New Zealand then you might want to leave a little early and stop in Australia. The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists is joining with the Rural Press Club of Queensland to put together an enticing pre-congress tour. There will be a welcome gathering on …

IFAJ, International, Media

Farm Podcaster Tool

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t have one but think I’ll get one. I like Samson USB mics and travel with a Go Mic. This looks like a nice desktop/travel mic to add to the bag though. Might even replace my Blue Microphones Yeti. I’ll test it out and let you know what I think. Samson’s Meteorite is the universal solution for capturing high-quality …

AgNerd, Media, Podcasting

AgWired on MyFarmRadio

Chuck Zimmerman

Want to listen to AgWired audio on a brand new channel? Try out MyFarmRadio courtesy of Farm Journal. All you need to do is download the app to your mobile device and look for us in the on-demand section. We’ll be featuring our regular podcasts as well as special interviews and other types of audio that we hope you’ll be …

Apps, Media, Podcasting

Media Training for ASTA Members

Leah Guffey

American Farm Bureau Federation director of media and advocacy training Johnna Miller conducted a workshop for members of the American Seed Trade Association during CSS 2014 on how to effectively communicate with the media. Johnna says farmers and ranchers have a great story to tell, but it’s not always easy for them to do. She hopes attendees walk away from …

AFBF, ASTA, Audio, Media, Seed

Learfield Adds Minnesota and Michigan

Chuck Zimmerman

Learfield Communications and Brownfield Ag News just keep growing. Now a couple of M states, Minnesota and Michigan! Learfield Communications Inc and Saga Communications announced today that the two companies have reached an agreement under which Learfield has acquired the Minnesota and Michigan News and Ag Radio Networks from Saga. The agreement becomes effective immediately and terms of the transaction …