CFWF 2014 Award Winners

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No conference is complete without awards and the Canadian Farm Writers Federation was no exception. Pictured here from left to right are some of CFWF’s best of the best for 2014. Alice McFarlane, Fabmar Communications received the Gold level award in the Electronic Media-Audio category; Lisa Guenther, Farm Business Communications scored Silver in the Press Editorial category; Wayne Riley, Agriculture …

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CASE IH Connects at CFWF 2014 Conference

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Beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI) was the spot for the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation 2014 Annual Conference and CASE IH was a Russet sponsor of the event. The sponsor categories were aptly named this year in honor of PEI’s largest agricultural industry – potatoes – and Russet is the top. Two shiny red CASE IH tractors decorated the lawn of …

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Farmland Makes Its Streaming Debut on Hulu

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Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary, Farmland, is now available to stream on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. Beginning today, Farmland will be available exclusively on the platform for four weeks – providing viewers with the opportunity to stream Farmland from their connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. During …

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Canadian Farm Writers Conference Preview

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This week on the ZimmCast we are previewing the upcoming Canadian Farm Writers Federation 2014 conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 2-5. That’s just a week from now, but if you have ever wanted to learn more about eastern Canadian agriculture, this would be the event to do it – and they would be happy to welcome more attendees! …

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NAFB Purchases Office Building

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In case you missed it, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting has purchased the office building where it is located. This was announced in President Janet Adkinson’s eChats President’s Report. Here’s an excerpt. NAFB Executive Director Tom Brand put it this way, “Just like finding the perfect piece of farm land, the opportunity to purchase a building in a growing …

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Welcome to 2014 IFAJ Congress in Scotland

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Welcome to Scotland and the 2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. Greeting us this evening was the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor George Adam and Jane Craigie, British Guild Chairman on the committee to host this year’s Congress. The Lord Provost took the stage first and you can hear his welcoming comments here: Then Jane took the stage to …

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IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders Picked

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Ten participants have been selected for this year’s IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award. The award supports the winners’ participation in an IFAJ congress and in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop. This year’s boot camp takes place September 2-3, prior to the IFAJ congress in Scotland. Our very own Amy Roady has been selected so I’ll see her …

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New AAEA President Kurt Lawton

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The gavel has been passed for the American Agricultural Editors Association. Holly Spangler passed it to Kurt Lawton, Corn & Soybean Digest. Kurt also made a nice memento presentation to Holly. BTW. Kurt was one of the first editors of what is now our Precision.AgWired.com website! After business was taken care of during last week’s Ag Media Summit I talked …

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