CNN Editor Discusses #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

2015 Ag Media Summit participants were fortunate to have the opportunity to attend three sessions given by Jan Winburn, senior editor for enterprise at CNN Digital and a writing coach with over 30 years of experience. She has coached writers that have gone on to win awards as prestigious as the Pulitzer Prize and the Ernie Pyle Award for human …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, People, Public Relations, Social Media, Twitter

#AgMedia @NHAgriculture Tractor Tweet

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Have you done your Tractor Tweet yet? The fun and famous New Holland Tractor Tweet is back at the Ag Media Summit this year, keeping Chris Ballentine and Aimee Culbert busy handing out little blue tractors at the InfoExpo. The concept is simple. Take a creative picture of the little New Holland tractor at AMS and tweet it with tags …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, New Holland

Ag Media Summit Starts with Board Mtgs.

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Board meetings are done at the Ag Media Summit. This morning the boards of the American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council met to conduct business. These volunteers spent hours making sure that all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. This photo shows the LPC board after their meeting. Later this week we’ll feature an interview …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

Ag Media and Friends About To Get Together

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

As the Youngbloods used to sing: Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now Right now, as in the 2015 Agricultural Media Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s already happening for the early young bloods. The conference officially kicks off on Sunday but I’ll be traveling there tomorrow. Cindy and summer …

Ag Media Summit, Media

Brownfield Welcomes Back Anita!

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After a brief stint with a global sustainable food group, Anita Vanderwert is back where she belongs – at Brownfield Ag News. Most of us in the agri-marketing world have known Anita for the many years she did sales for Brownfield and parent company Learfield. Now her job is Business Development Director where she will work closely with the network’s …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Media

IFAJ Congress 2016 Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

We still have a 2015 IFAJ Congress coming up but now you can look ahead to 2016. The 2016 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress is being hosted by the Association of German Agricultural Journalists (VDAJ). Here’s an excerpt from the welcome letter by Joachim Rukwied, President of the German Farmers Association (DBV). It is an honor for the German …

IFAJ, International, Media

Ag Relations Council Annual Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

Thank you to Den Gardner and Kristy Mach for some photos from this week’s Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting. In the image below the group is in class getting one of many lessons that are on the program. Of course it’s not all work. The group does know how to have fun as seen in this photo of one of …

ARC, Media

RFD-TV Ready to Host Presidential Candidates

Chuck Zimmerman

Presidential candidates are getting a great opportunity to talk to the rural community. It’s also a great opportunity for the country to see them in a different than normal setting answering questions they may not be asked otherwise. It’s RFD-TV and a series of programs called “RURAL TOWN HALL.” The series is being produced in conjunction with Mediacom Connections Channel. …

Media, Video

NAFB Farm Radio Connects Research & Videos

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting has new research available. Farm radio connects with farmers and ranchers throughout the United States. Recent research conducted by Millennium Research, Inc. during the month of March proves farm radio listenership is strong in rural America. This is the first data release of a year-long, nationwide research project surveying farmers and ranchers on their …

Media, NAFB

Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been interesting to see some of the tweets and Facebook posts following my panel discussion on The Changing Face of Media during the Alltech REBELation. I was hoping a lively discussion with good audience questions would stir up some debate and feedback. In this week’s program I’m sharing interviews with Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group, who moderated our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast