Farm Journal Media Restructuring Management

Chuck Zimmerman

From a company release we’ve learned that after Farm Journal Media’s acquisition of Vance Publishing some management changes have been announced. Here you go. Steve Custer, an 18-year veteran of Farm Journal, is promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from Executive VP and COO. Custer will continue to run the expanded day-to-day operations of Farm Journal. Charlene Finck, …

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American Harvest Debuts on CarbonTV.com

Chuck Zimmerman

Just received this notice and thought I’d share with you. I have not watched this program but plan to check it out. Have you watched it? Your thoughts? American Harvest is a documentary series about the oldest industry known to mankind… farming. It’s about hard work, community, the marriage of old wisdom and new technologies that ultimately feeds the world. …

Harvest, Media

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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