AAEA Update from the President

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The President of the American Agricultural Editors Association is Holly Spangler, Associate Editor, Prairie Farmer. She’s pictured here with the current board of AAEA. They met yesterday and I sat down with her to talk about how AAEA is doing and what was on the agenda. Holly says that the board talked about the structure of the organization with several …

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2014 Cooperative Communicators Winners Showcase

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Want to see who the winners are in this year’s Cooperative Communicators Association Communications Contest? Here’s where you can see the best writing, publication, photography and more. Welcome to the 2014 Winners Showcase This showcase features all of the winning entries in this year’s CCA Communications Contest. Here you’ll find the best of the best of cooperative communications, from writing …

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AG UAVs in the Air

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You especially like to have good weather when you’re holding an air show! In this case it’s the Precision Aerial Ag Show taking place at the Farm Progress Show site in Illinois. Check out the flight schedule that’s going on. I was really hoping to have a chance to attend this event. It has “AgNerd” written all over it. But …

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All About Radio

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It hit me once again late Friday afternoon that I’ve been subscribing to the Corey Deitz About.com Radio e-newsletter for at least ten years. Just like clockwork I get an email at the end of the day on Friday. That’s how I know the week is “officially” over from a work standpoint! Along with my NAFB friends and clients, Corey …

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View IFAJ Photo Contest Entries

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If you like farm photography then check out the entries in this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Star Photography competition. Entries to the IFAJ Star Prize for Photography, sponsored by DeLaval, are now posted on this IFAJ website. This year, we had 86 entries – 32 in the Production category; 28 in the People category and 26 in the …

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Obligatory AgriTalk Photo

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Why? Why do we do it? I don’t know. But what do you think about the “obligatory AgriTalk photo?” I mean, we show up working out of the media room at events from coast to coast. Then Mike and John show up, set up out in front of everyone, and proceed to talk agri. You could say we’ve helped make …

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Register for IFAJ Congress in Scotland

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Have you registered for the 2014 IFAJ Congress, “Innovations From a Small Island?” I have. This message is especially directed to members of the American Agricultural Editors Association. If you’re planning to attend please get your registration completed. We need to work on filling the Congress. There is plenty of room for more attendees! So for you members of the …

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How Well Do You Know ZimmComm

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Chuck and Cindy paved the way for many when they jumped on the agriblogging highway 10 years ago way before the term blog was a household name. They began reporting ag news in a whole new way with downloadable photos, audio and video and became an online source for press releases. To help celebrate our 10th anniversary we want to …

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Canadian Farm Writers to Dig Deep

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I’m going. Going on the bicycling farm tour again too! Although there is a brew tour at the same time. I talked with Kim Waalderbos who serves on this year’s committee for the annual conference of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. She provides a preview of what this year’s conference will be like. We can’t wait to welcome you to …

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Farm Broadcasters in Washington

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting is holding its annual Washington Watch program this week. Here’s the happy smiling group with our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. These agricultural journalists get to spend a couple days hearing from various elected and appointed officials with plenty of time to conduct interviews. I’ve enjoyed all the programs I’ve attended over the …

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