ZimmCast from #NFMS19

Chuck Zimmerman

This week the ZimmCast starts out talking about the crazy agriblogging highway schedule and the value of media rooms at conferences and conventions.  When it comes to newsrooms and Commodity Classic (next week) I want to thank the staff and other committee members who touch base every year to make sure all official media have a very comfortable and useful …

Audio, Media, National Farm Machinery Show

2019 IFAJ and Ag Media Summit Registration Open

Chuck Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. This year the theme is “Global Connections in America’s Heartland.” The location is Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota and the dates are July 27-31. You can find information and register here. Once again the international event will overlap the annual Agricultural Media Summit in the same location and hotel venue. …

AAEA, IFAJ, LPC, Media

NAFB Foundation Silent Auction Microphone Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

To support the NAFB Foundation our AgNewsWire service donated a microphone that the winner could have painted in their own custom colors. Congratulations to Susan Littlefield, Rural Radio Network, for the winning bid in the Foundation Silent Auction during the 75th NAFB Convention. Here’s the description of the microphone (from Colorware): Customize the color of your next microphone. This is …

Media, NAFB

ZimmCast with NAFB Leadership

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s ZimmCast is dedicated to discussions with the leadership of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB just held its 75th annual convention in Kansas City. Cindy and I attended and obtained some great content which you’ll find in our virtual ag newsroom on AgNewsWire.com as well as story posts on AgWired. As you can see in the photo, …

Audio, Media, NAFB, ZimmCast

FMC Proud to Be Part of NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation was once again a sponsor of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk, a unique event that provides the chance for agribusiness companies and organizations to be interviewed by dozens of agricultural reporters in one place. In this interview, FMC Senior Communications Manager Lisa Homer (now a proud member of the Golden Mic Club!) says the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Media, NAFB

2018 NAFB Social Media Corps

Cindy Zimmerman

College students passionate about social media and digital storytelling are busy sharing 2018 NAFB Convention updates throughout the event on various social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Farm Credit and Zoetis are sponsoring this year’s Social Media Corps, which consists of (pictured left to right) Jackie Leeuw, Purdue University; Hannah Borg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Michaela Simcoe, South Dakota …

Audio, Farm Credit, Media, NAFB

ZimmCast 602 – A Farm Broadcasting Icon and More

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy and I are getting ready to go to the annual NAFB Convention next week in KC, MO. Farm broadcasters are exactly the kind of agricultural media our AgNewsWire service is targeted to, providing them with fresh content they can use in their broadcasts, rights and cost free! In this week’s program I share a conversation with farm broadcasting legend …

Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, Ethanol, Media, NAFB, RFA, ZimmCast

Ag Communicators Network Holds Regional Workshop

Chuck Zimmerman

AAEA, the Agricultural Communicators Network held a Midwest Regional Workshop at CHS headquarters in Inver Grove Heights, MN. The workshop was very well attended with an estimated 60 people filling the room to learn tips and techniques for improving their professional skills. I was only able to attend the first session, “A Guide to More Effective Writing: Finding Your Voice.” …

AAEA, Media

American Lamb Board to Release Consumer Study

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Lamb Board (ALB) will host a webinar for agricultural media partners on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am Central time to unveil the results of the 2018 Consumer Market Research Study on consumer usage and attitudes about American Lamb. The study explores: • Eating experiences at home and in restaurants • Consumer attitudes and perceptions • Domestic …

American Lamb Board, Audio, Consumers, Lamb, Meat, Media

Time to Register for CCA Professional Development Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The early registration deadline for the Cooperative Communicators Association annual Professional Development Summit is fast approaching. In fact, it ends August 20. Register today to attend the upcoming PDW in Denver & save $50! Conference registration increases to $199 after August 20, so make sure you sign up to attend today! Join us in Denver September 5-6. Don’t miss hearing …

Audio, CCA, Media