RFD-TV Lineup to Offer New Music, Cooking & Equine Shows

John Davis

RFD-TV has a new lineup in store for the new year. Cable television’s only network dedicated to agribusiness and rural Americans says several new programs, ranging from new music to cooking tips, are premiering in January. The schedule boasts a new cooking show from renowned wild-game chef and gardener Tim Farmer, fresh takes on horse training in a pair of …


Merry Christmas from AgWired!

Joanna Schroeder

The AgWired team is thankful to all of you for tuning in through a busy 2015 as we worked to provide the latest agriculture news. We’ll be bringing you some new stories throughout the end of the year and resume full coverage on January 2, 2016. We’ll be onsite all over the country next year and look forward to seeing …


Washington Post Columnist at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Washington Post columnist and Cape Cod oyster farmer Tamar Haspel (@tamarhaspel) provided some good food for thought at the ASTA CSS 2015 and Seed Expo Thursday with a session that focused on science communications and influencing public opinion. In a lively discussion with attendees, Haspel stressed the need for the agriculture industry to be more effective when communicating about science …

ASTA, Audio, Communications, Media

New NAFB Officers

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations to the new slate of National Association of Farm Broadcasting officers and board members elected during the convention last week. President: Brian Winnekins, WRDN Radio, Wisconsin President Elect: Tony St. James, KDDD and KFLP Radio, Texas Vice President: Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, New York South Region VP: Lorrie Boyer, KSIR Radio, Colorado West Region VP: Sabrina Hill, AgNet …

Audio, Media, NAFB, ZimmCast

Let’s Harvest Some Success with NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual homecoming of farm broadcasting is about to kick off in KC, MO. ZimmComm team members are on the way armed with cameras and recorders. You can expect plenty of news from the event, especially after Thursday’s Trade Talk frenzy. Cindy, Jamie and Taylor will be doing the duties this week in the media room, sponsored again by our …

Media, NAFB

RFD-TV Lobbies for Media Merger

John Davis

RFD-TV executives are lobbying government officials in Washington, D.C., to approve a merger that will see the network on more cable providers. In this news release, RFD-TV points out that Charter Communications, which has a pending merger with Time Warner and Brighthouse cable networks, has a proven track record of supporting rural, independent programming, and the rural network now enjoys …


IFAJ in Good Hands

Chuck Zimmerman

Recently the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists retained the services of Qu’Anglo Communications & Consulting for global office management services. During the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Meeting I spoke with Hugh Maynard, President, Qu’Anglo. Hugh talked about some of the activities of the IFAJ including the upcoming meeting in New Zealand where he says they will be amending their …

Audio, CFWF, IFAJ, International, Media, ZimmCast

Alberta Farm Writers Get Together

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program comes to you from Calgary, Alberta where I have been attending the 2015 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Conference. Alberta is new territory for me and on Friday we started out with a day of farm tours. I’ve got videos from each of my tour stops to share this coming week. Things got down to business on …

Audio, CFWF, Media, ZimmCast