ZimmCast 591 – From the Tailgate

Chuck Zimmerman

Tailgates are the perfect places to share stories, whether in a cow barn or the parking lot of a football game. That’s why Jamie Johansen named her new weekly television show From the Tailgate, which just started airing on KOLZ, Ch. 27 Springfield, MO, Nexstar Media Group. The show is hosted by Jamie and a product of her company Honey …

Audio, Media, Podcasts, ZimmCast

IFAJ Congress 2018 Begins

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists kicked off their 2018 Congress today in the Netherlands. The theme is Dutch Roots, Small Country Big Solutions. We have a group of U.S. ag journalists participating as always. Wish I was with them. But next year the Congress will be back in the USA! Thank you to Josephine van Gelder for this photo …

IFAJ, International, Media

ZimmCast 587 – IFAJ Congress 2018

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual Congress which will take place in the Netherlands this year. I spoke via Skype with one of the organizers of the Congress, Jacqueline Wijbenga, Adjunct-uitgever, Eisma Businessmedia. We discussed the program and the theme of this year’s Congress. Here is some more information. The …

Audio, Communications, IFAJ, International, Media, ZimmCast

Turkish Guild Hosts IFAJ Middle East Forum For New Network

Chuck Zimmerman

The image shows participants in the IFAJ Middle East Forum, hosted by the Turkey Guild of Agricultural Journalists and the Food Safety Congress at the Grand Cevahir Hotel in Istanbul on May 2, 2018. This forum is a serious attempt to create a new agricultural journalists network in a region sorely in need of an entity that promotes independent agricultural …

IFAJ, International, Media

2018 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Just in case you didn’t get the memo, this year’s Agricultural Media Summit will be August 4-8 in Scottsdale, AZ. In case you don’t know what this is then read on. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural …

AAEA, ACE, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

Adams Joins American Ag Network

Cindy Zimmerman

Our favorite Mike will soon be back behind the mic. The American Ag Network is excited to announce Mike Adams is joining the network team with a new hour-long weekday show, Adams on Agriculture. This national agricultural talk radio show will feature a mix of commentary on agricultural issues and interviews with decision makers such as members of Congress, USDA …

farm broadcasting, Media

The Farmhouse Movement – Magazine and Movement

Chuck Zimmerman

I found this magazine, The Farmhouse Movement, on a store rack and the name made me buy it. I think it was our local Winn Dixie. I have not had time to read much yet. I’m planning to do that on a plane tomorrow. But, I thought I’d bring it to your attention to see what you think. As I’ve …

Media

Media Training with Minnesota Soybean

Chuck Zimmerman

The ZimmComm Team is on the AgriBlogging Highway early in 2018. Cindy and I conducted a session on media training for Minnesota Soybean yesterday in Naples. Cindy was the friendly/not-so-friendly reporter who conducted interviews while I was the videographer. I estimate that we conduct between 1,000 and 2,000 interviews/year and we got started in this business back in 1980 so …

Media, Soybean

Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies

Chuck Zimmerman

This looks like a good resources to have. It’s the “Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies” from Meister Media Worldwide. Just click on this link to get your copy. Staying on top of the hundreds of product and service providers in precision agriculture and ag-tech companies can be difficult. With this FREE guide compiled by the editors of Meister …

AgWired Precision, Media, Precision Agriculture

Haller joins Brownfield as Research Director

Kelly Marshall

Ted Haller has been named director of the Brownfield Ag News research team. Haller comes from a diverse media background, working on the agency side and in radio for accounts like Bayer, Monsanto, Dow Animal Health, John Deere, AGCO and BASF. He has also been involved with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and was part of the group …

Brownfield, Media