Farm Journal Foundation Announces New CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The Farm Journal Foundation has hired its first full-time Chief Executive Officer, replacing Board President Charlene Finck. Finck has led the Foundation since 2011, while also serving as Senior Vice President, Editorial at Farm Journal Media. The Foundation has named Tricia Beal as the new CEO, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and growing its anti-hunger platform, Farmers Feeding the …

Agribusiness, Food, Media

CFWF Digs Deep into Video Journalism

Cindy Zimmerman

“Dig Deep” was the theme for the Canadian Farm Writers Federation 2014 conference in Prince Edward Island, and professional development time was spent digging deep into using video, even if you are a print journalist. “Everybody (in journalism) has to be kind of a Swiss Army Knife now, you have to be able to do it all,” said Ian Petrie, …

Audio, CFWF, Media, Video

Farm Journal Announces MyFarmRadio.com

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Eleven years ago when we started farm podcasting the new channel for farm news distribution was in its infancy. Look how far we’ve come with the latest announcement from Farm Journal Radio (pdf). Farmers are no different from the general public in adopting and using their smart phones and tablets to get information and …

Audio, Media, ZimmCast

CFWF 2014 Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Award, CFWF, Media

CASE IH Connects at CFWF 2014 Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Case IH, CFWF, Media

Farmland Makes Its Streaming Debut on Hulu

Talia Goes

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 …

Agribusiness, Farm Shows, Media

Canadian Farm Writers Conference Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

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! …

Audio, Case IH, CFWF, Media, ZimmCast

NAFB Purchases Office Building

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Media, NAFB

Welcome to 2014 IFAJ Congress in Scotland

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, IFAJ, International, Media, Uncategorized, Video