The AgNerd Cloud

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Welcome to a new regular column I will be publishing on all things AgNerdish. I’m calling it the Cloud since the cloud covers everything and is one of the hottest things developing in the AgNerd world. This week’s ZimmCast gets things started with a discussion I had with Willie Vogt, Editorial Director, Penton Farm Progress. Like me, he loves new …

AgNerd, Audio, Media, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Media Training for ASTA Members

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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 …

Media

IFAJ Member Survey Results

Chuck Zimmerman

The just-released results of an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists member survey should be of interest to members of all ag communications organizations. You can find a pdf of the full results here. I think you might find questions and responses about social media of special interest. The survey, completed by 127 members, was designed to offer guidance to the …

AAEA, IFAJ, Media

Philip Brasher Joins Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the most respected names in agricultural journalism is joining the staff of Agri-Pulse. Agri-Pulse has announed the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective December 1. “We are very excited to have a talented veteran journalist like Phil join us full-time in Washington,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Editor and Publisher. “Phil is …

Agri-Pulse, Media

Animal Welfare Panel at LPC Vision Event

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event, held in Kansas City, MO, featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, LPC, Media

Livestock Publications Council Vision

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a reminder about next week’s Livestock Publication Council “Vision – An Industry Celebration.” You can find information in the latest LPC newsletter about it. Contact Diane Johnson at the LPC office to make your reservation. The event will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. LPC will honor their Headliner and Hall …

LPC, Media

Serbian Ag Journalists Celebrate Ten Years

Chuck Zimmerman

Our friends in the Serbian Association of Agricultural Journalists, AGROPRESS, recently celebrated the organization’s 10th anniversary. That celebration included a tour that began in the Serbian village of Crepaja. The event opened at the modern farm FOTOS (Member of Almex Company) that has more than 300 heifer calves of the Holstein breed. After a farm tour in Crepaja, the anniversary …

IFAJ, International, Media

Meet the New Holland Bloggers

Chuck Zimmerman

I still feel special to have been chosen by New Holland to participate in their New Holland Blogger Days last week. It was a diverse group in terms of language and home country. However, we all had much in common including our passion for agriculture, using social media to help distribute our information while personally engaging with farmers and the …

Agribusiness, Audio, International, Media, New Holland