AAEA May Podcast – Adapting to Change

Chuck Zimmerman

The May AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network Podcast is now available. The topic is “Adapting to Change” and moderated by Katie Navarra, AAEA Podcast Host. I was very happy to participate in this episode. Media businesses are having to adjust to a “new normal” amidst the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief, Gregg Hillyer, Chuck Zimmerman of ZimmComm New …

AAEA, Audio, Media, Podcasts

ZimmCast 644 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Comm Groups Part 2

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program is part two of a series featuring conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Samantha Kilgore, AAEA, The Ag Communicators Network, Lindsay Graber Runft, Livestock Publications Council and Kristy Mach/John Blue, Agricultural Relations Council. Each of these organizations has had to cancel …

AAEA, ARC, Audio, LPC, Marketing, Media, ZimmCast

World Press Freedom Day

Chuck Zimmerman

May 3rd was World Press Freedom Day. This year’s theme is Journalism Without Fear or Favour. Here in the U.S.A. most people take the press for granted. Well, generally. Lately with state of political discourse being so divided it is unfortunate that the press have come under increasing fire for their reporting, which in my mind has become less about …

IFAJ, International, Media

NAMA #COVID19 Feedback Survey Results

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association just completed a simple survey of members with questions about their plans/intentions for the coming quarters of the year as well as the rest of the year as a whole. I thought they had great participation with 212 respondents. Here are a couple of the questions with tidbits from the results. You can see the full …

Advertising, Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, Marketing, Media, NAMA, Podcasts, Public Relations

ARC Webinar on Virtual Newsrooms

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ag Relations Council (ARC) webinar this Thursday is all about Virtual Newsrooms For Companies and Organizations with ZimmComm president Chuck Zimmerman. In the webinar, Chuck will answer these important questions – and more! What is a virtual newsroom? How can it be used in marketing, communications, and PR? What are the resources needed to run a virtual newsroom? In …

ARC, Media, Public Relations

Merry Christmas from NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

All right. All right. All right. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting gets the honor of first place as the first email in my inbox wishing me a Merry Christmas. Our message crosses the airwaves loud and clear: may you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with those you love and a prosperous 2020! You can see Santa sending his “message of …

Media, NAFB

IFAJ Congress 2020 Website Live

Chuck Zimmerman

The website for the 2020 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress, is now live. The host country is Denmark. Registration will open at the end of January. The theme is: “Farming today for the society of tomorrow.” The Congress dates are 24 June – 28 Jun, 2020 with the location being Vingsted, Vingsted Skovvej. The issue that is becoming increasingly …

IFAJ, International, Media

ZimmCast 630 – Past and Present NAFB Presidents

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I talk with Rita Frazer, RFD Radio Network, now President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Lorrie Boyer, KSIR, now past-President of NAFB. Both farm broadcasters talk about the convention that just took place in KC, MO but also talk about their year as president, past and future. Lorrie was especially excited about doing …

Audio, Media, NAFB, ZimmCast

Fireside Chat with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Chuck Zimmerman

Our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, visited farm broadcasters on Friday. It was a fireside chat visit with now past-president of NAFB, Lorrie Boyer, KSIR. Members could submit questions for Lorrie to ask during the session. China was a major topic as USDA officially announced that the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting …

Audio, Media, NAFB, USDA

ZimmComm at #NAFB19

Chuck Zimmerman

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