IFAJ Member Survey Results

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Join the Farming Conversation on BeckAgConnects

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In agriculture, we see a lot of pushback from consumers who are more and more removed from the farm. If you’ve not put yourself out there as an agricultural advocate, it might seem intimidating. What do you say about growth hormones or GMOs or pesticides? How do you get started? To address this challenge, USFRA and Beck Ag collaborated to …

Ag Group, Media, USFRA

Meet the New Holland Bloggers

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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

Farm Journal Foundation Announces New CEO

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The Farm Journal Foundation has hired its first full-time Chief Executive Officer, replacing Board President Charlene Finck. Finck has led the Foundation since 2011, while also serving as Senior Vice President, Editorial at Farm Journal Media. The Foundation has named Tricia Beal as the new CEO, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and growing its anti-hunger platform, Farmers Feeding the …

Agribusiness, Food, Media

Farm Journal Announces MyFarmRadio.com

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Eleven years ago when we started farm podcasting the new channel for farm news distribution was in its infancy. Look how far we’ve come with the latest announcement from Farm Journal Radio (pdf). Farmers are no different from the general public in adopting and using their smart phones and tablets to get information and …

Audio, Media, ZimmCast