IFAJ Congress 2016 Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

We still have a 2015 IFAJ Congress coming up but now you can look ahead to 2016. The 2016 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress is being hosted by the Association of German Agricultural Journalists (VDAJ). Here’s an excerpt from the welcome letter by Joachim Rukwied, President of the German Farmers Association (DBV). It is an honor for the German …

IFAJ, International, Media

Ag Relations Council Annual Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

Thank you to Den Gardner and Kristy Mach for some photos from this week’s Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting. In the image below the group is in class getting one of many lessons that are on the program. Of course it’s not all work. The group does know how to have fun as seen in this photo of one of …

ARC, Media

RFD-TV Ready to Host Presidential Candidates

Chuck Zimmerman

Presidential candidates are getting a great opportunity to talk to the rural community. It’s also a great opportunity for the country to see them in a different than normal setting answering questions they may not be asked otherwise. It’s RFD-TV and a series of programs called “RURAL TOWN HALL.” The series is being produced in conjunction with Mediacom Connections Channel. …

Media, Video

NAFB Farm Radio Connects Research & Videos

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting has new research available. Farm radio connects with farmers and ranchers throughout the United States. Recent research conducted by Millennium Research, Inc. during the month of March proves farm radio listenership is strong in rural America. This is the first data release of a year-long, nationwide research project surveying farmers and ranchers on their …

Media, NAFB

Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been interesting to see some of the tweets and Facebook posts following my panel discussion on The Changing Face of Media during the Alltech REBELation. I was hoping a lively discussion with good audience questions would stir up some debate and feedback. In this week’s program I’m sharing interviews with Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group, who moderated our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

The Changing Face of Media

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the primary seminar tracks here at the Alltech REBELation is titled, “Marketing for Business Growth.” In this track I was a panelist yesterday to talk about The Changing Face of Media. With me were moderator, Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group; Peter Baniak, Lexington Herald-Leader; Matt Jones, Kentucky Sports Radio; Brian Hughes RFD-TV/Rural Media Group and Trent Loos, Loos …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Media

Jeanne Bernick joins K•Coe Isom

Cindy Zimmerman

Our congratulations to former Top Producer Editor Jeanne Bernick who has joined K•Coe Isom as Ag Consultant. In this newly created position, Bernick matches the needs of large commercial producers with K•Coe Isom’s resources in farm financial management, wealth management, sustainability, and food and ag policy. She also spearheads K•Coe Isom events that bring business tools and resources to commercial …

AAEA, Media

USFRA Sponsors Brownfield Cab Convos

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is sponsoring a second season of Cab Conversations with Brownfield Ag News. Each week, three U.S. farmers meet on Google+ Hangout from the cab of their tractors to share insights, challenges and tips relating to the planting season with host Meghan Grebner, Anchor/Reporter for Brownfield Ag News. “Brownfield’s Cab Conversations utilizes an innovative …

Farming, Media, Social Media, Social Networking, USFRA

AAEA Announces 2015 Legacy Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Agricultural Media Summit this July the American Agricultural Editors Association will present legacy awards to two outstanding individuals. The AAEA Legacy Committee has selected Rolland “Pig” Paul as its 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipient and Len Richardson, 1983-84 AAEA president, its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. “These two gentlemen reflect the best of American agriculture,” committee chairman Larry Dreiling …

AAEA, Media

Nuts & Bolts of Ag Communication

Chuck Zimmerman

The American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council are holding their Midwest Regional Workshop today. The title is, “The Nuts and Bolts of Communication.” DTN/The Progressive Farmer is supplying a livestream of the workshop today. On the screen when I tuned in is Jim Patrico, Senior Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer. The topics today include how to Rock …

AAEA, LPC, Media