ZimmComm at #NAFB19

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The ZimmComm Team is a little smaller than normal this year at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. Cindy is staying home for the first time since 1987 to take care of our puppy who is recovering from some surgery. But, Jamie Johansen will join me tomorrow, Trade Talk day, to help me with interviews. I have started …

Media, NAFB

ZimmCast 626 – Meet the new Executive Director of the LPC

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program let’s meet Lindsay Graber Runft, Executive Director, Livestock Publications Council, pictured on the left with the LPC Board at the 2019 Ag Media Summit. Lindsay started with LPC in July this year and I met her at the AMS. Lindsay has a solid background in livestock production and association management. As an example, she served as director …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

BASF Sponsors Media Tent at FPS19

Carrie Muehling

Media covering the 2019 Farm Progress Show have a place to escape the outside elements, thanks again this year to a BASF-sponsored media tent. In addition to providing wifi connectivity and meals for working media, BASF works hard to line up helpful content, as well. “We put some time and effort into having great content and great topics and great …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Farm Progress Show, Media

FMC and AgNet Media Launch Citrus Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC and AgNet Media have teamed up to help the future of the citrus industry by launching a scholarship program for citrus and horticulture degrees. Launched at Citrus Expo 2019 last week in North Fort Myers, the FMC Citrus Ag Production Scholarships (FMC CAPS) will award five $5,000 scholarships to students interested in pursuing a degree program in citrus and …

Citrus, Education, FMC, Media

ZimmCast 623 – From Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

They partied like it was 1999 in the Purple Rain at the 2019 IFAJ Congress and Agricultural Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota last week. It was a milestone year for many at the event, including Diane “Lady Di” Johnson, who served her last year as Executive Director of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and manager of the Ag Media Summit. …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

2019 Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

This year the Ag Media Summit is combined with the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis, MN. This brings about 150 international ag journalists to the Ag Media Summit. The programs overlap with attendees being able to register for just one or the other events or the full meal deal. During the IFAJ business meeting the Livestock Publications …

AAEA, IFAJ, LPC, Media

ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Nomination Time for NAFB Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time to nominate for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Farm Broadcaster of the Year, the Horizon Award, and the Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. The process is starting earlier this year to allow all members more time to consider the applicants you deem worthy of these high honors. Your nominations should be carefully chosen, using the criteria listed …

Media, NAFB

NAFB Unveils 2019 Convention Logo

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the logo for this year’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. The theme is, “Farm Broadcasting: The Engine That Drives Agriculture.” This verbiage and logo will be used throughout November’s 76th convention to showcase how farm broadcasting plays a vital role in American agriculture each and every day. NAFB will have more information later this summer about the convention. …

Media, NAFB

New Manager for Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to Kenna Rathai, Public Relations Director with Broadhead, for letting us know about the new manager for the Ag Media Summit. She’s Tina Bowling, president of Innovative Association Management Solutions (IAM Solutions) for almost 12 years. Tina’s experience in agriculture includes serving as executive director for both the American Forage and Grassland Council and the Western Seed Association. She …

Ag Media Summit, Media