Farm and Rural Ag Network Launches Podcast

Kelly Marshall

Podcasts are becoming more and more the thing, especially for agriculture when they’re targeted, downloadable and mobile. That’s what lead to the creation of The Farm and Rural Ag Network, a home for ag related podcasts featuring Shark Farmer Podcast, Ontario AgCast, Future of Agriculture Podcast, Farmer & The City Girl Podcast, and Grow Smart with BASF, with more expected …

Media, Podcasting

Media Scrum Sighted at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

I have to admit to never having heard the word “scrum” – meaning an impromptu press conference – until yesterday. According to Wikipedia, the word comes from a rugby term where players from both teams cluster around the ball competing for possession. “Analogously, in a media scrum reporters cluster around a public figure competing for his or her attention.” So …

Audio, Ethanol, Media, RFA

Illinois Ag Media Platform Adds New Digital News Manager

Jamie Johansen

Jeff Brown has been named Digital News Manager for the Illinois-based FarmWeekNow.com, FarmWeek and RFD Radio Network. Brown will help lead a team of eight journalists providing content across some of Illinois’ leading platforms, providing news and information to Illinois farmers and other rural Illinoisans. Brown previously worked for St. Louis-based Osborn Barr, where he managed content-marketing platforms for agricultural …

Agribusiness, Marketing, Media

RealAg Radio Debuting on SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch. 147

Chuck Zimmerman

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by RealAgriculture.com and hosted by my friend Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions …

Audio, International, Media, ZimmCast

Role of Freelancers at #CFWF16

Chuck Zimmerman

In today’s media there is a great opportunity for freelancers. The Canadian Farm Writers Federation invited a panel to discuss this topic. On the panel were Leeann Minogue, Editor, Grainews (pictured); Allison Finnamore, FCC Express & FCC Agribusiness, Agri-Food Weekly and Tamara Leigh, Principal at Shiny Bird Communications. I visited with Leann after the session and asked her for some …

Audio, CFWF, Media

#CFWF16 Farm Tours

Chuck Zimmerman

During the first full day of the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference attendees had a choice of several tours. As a biker, I chose the Science & Cycling Tour. It is way better than sitting on a bus! Here’s my group in a shot after our last tour stop on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. …

CFWF, International, Media

Welcome to #CFWF16 – Saskatchewan Surprise

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re getting a Saskatchewan Surprise in Saskatoon for the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting. Our reception and dinner were held in the Western Development Museum. The opening reception featured welcoming comments from the Honorable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture, Province of Saskatchewan. Stewart says, “Agriculture in Saskatchewan is part of our identity here. To some we’re known for …

Audio, CFWF, International, Media

Ag Women Star in RFD-TV FarmHer Series

Cindy Zimmerman

RFD-TV’s FarmHer series started airing this month on the rural television network, spotlighting women in agriculture around the country. RFD-TV and FarmHer formed a partnership earlier this year to bring a positive image of farm woman to television and the first program in the series aired on September 9. This week’s episode, which premieres at 8:30 central time tomorrow (September …

Audio, Media