2015 IFAJ Congress Australian Pre-Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

If you are thinking about going to this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in New Zealand then you might want to leave a little early and stop in Australia. The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists is joining with the Rural Press Club of Queensland to put together an enticing pre-congress tour. There will be a welcome gathering on …

IFAJ, International, Media

Farm Podcaster Tool

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t have one but think I’ll get one. I like Samson USB mics and travel with a Go Mic. This looks like a nice desktop/travel mic to add to the bag though. Might even replace my Blue Microphones Yeti. I’ll test it out and let you know what I think. Samson’s Meteorite is the universal solution for capturing high-quality …

AgNerd, Media, Podcasting

AgWired on MyFarmRadio

Chuck Zimmerman

Want to listen to AgWired audio on a brand new channel? Try out MyFarmRadio courtesy of Farm Journal. All you need to do is download the app to your mobile device and look for us in the on-demand section. We’ll be featuring our regular podcasts as well as special interviews and other types of audio that we hope you’ll be …

Apps, Media, Podcasting

Media Training for ASTA Members

Leah Guffey

American Farm Bureau Federation director of media and advocacy training Johnna Miller conducted a workshop for members of the American Seed Trade Association during CSS 2014 on how to effectively communicate with the media. Johnna says farmers and ranchers have a great story to tell, but it’s not always easy for them to do. She hopes attendees walk away from …

AFBF, ASTA, Audio, Media, Seed

Learfield Adds Minnesota and Michigan

Chuck Zimmerman

Learfield Communications and Brownfield Ag News just keep growing. Now a couple of M states, Minnesota and Michigan! Learfield Communications Inc and Saga Communications announced today that the two companies have reached an agreement under which Learfield has acquired the Minnesota and Michigan News and Ag Radio Networks from Saga. The agreement becomes effective immediately and terms of the transaction …

Media

IFAJ Member Survey Results

Chuck Zimmerman

The just-released results of an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists member survey should be of interest to members of all ag communications organizations. You can find a pdf of the full results here. I think you might find questions and responses about social media of special interest. The survey, completed by 127 members, was designed to offer guidance to the …

AAEA, IFAJ, Media

Philip Brasher Joins Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the most respected names in agricultural journalism is joining the staff of Agri-Pulse. Agri-Pulse has announed the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective December 1. “We are very excited to have a talented veteran journalist like Phil join us full-time in Washington,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Editor and Publisher. “Phil is …

Agri-Pulse, Media

Animal Welfare Panel at LPC Vision Event

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event, held in Kansas City, MO, featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, LPC, Media

Livestock Publications Council Vision

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a reminder about next week’s Livestock Publication Council “Vision – An Industry Celebration.” You can find information in the latest LPC newsletter about it. Contact Diane Johnson at the LPC office to make your reservation. The event will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. LPC will honor their Headliner and Hall …

LPC, Media