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

ZimmCast 593 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program previews two events coming up starting this weekend. Cindy will be attending the Ag Media Summit while I am working at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Buffalo Chip Campground. To start things off, we hear from Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, who talks the annual ethanol educational program for motorcyclists in Sturgis, South Dakota. It’s all …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Ethanol, Events, Media, RFA, University, ZimmCast

Looking Ahead to IFAJ Congress/Ag Media Summit 2019

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress 2018 may have concluded for this group of members from the United States but now we can look ahead to 2019. Guess where it’s going to be? The USA! The IFAJ Congress will overlap with Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN at the end of July. The theme is “Global Connections in America’s …

AAEA, IFAJ, International, LPC, Media

ZimmCast 591 – From the Tailgate

Chuck Zimmerman

Tailgates are the perfect places to share stories, whether in a cow barn or the parking lot of a football game. That’s why Jamie Johansen named her new weekly television show From the Tailgate, which just started airing on KOLZ, Ch. 27 Springfield, MO, Nexstar Media Group. The show is hosted by Jamie and a product of her company Honey …

Audio, Media, Podcasts, ZimmCast

IFAJ Congress 2018 Begins

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists kicked off their 2018 Congress today in the Netherlands. The theme is Dutch Roots, Small Country Big Solutions. We have a group of U.S. ag journalists participating as always. Wish I was with them. But next year the Congress will be back in the USA! Thank you to Josephine van Gelder for this photo …

IFAJ, International, Media

ZimmCast 587 – IFAJ Congress 2018

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual Congress which will take place in the Netherlands this year. I spoke via Skype with one of the organizers of the Congress, Jacqueline Wijbenga, Adjunct-uitgever, Eisma Businessmedia. We discussed the program and the theme of this year’s Congress. Here is some more information. The …

Audio, Communications, IFAJ, International, Media, ZimmCast

Turkish Guild Hosts IFAJ Middle East Forum For New Network

Chuck Zimmerman

The image shows participants in the IFAJ Middle East Forum, hosted by the Turkey Guild of Agricultural Journalists and the Food Safety Congress at the Grand Cevahir Hotel in Istanbul on May 2, 2018. This forum is a serious attempt to create a new agricultural journalists network in a region sorely in need of an entity that promotes independent agricultural …

IFAJ, International, Media

2018 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Just in case you didn’t get the memo, this year’s Agricultural Media Summit will be August 4-8 in Scottsdale, AZ. In case you don’t know what this is then read on. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural …

AAEA, ACE, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media