#IFAJ2016 Awards Excellence

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists honored the best in print, broadcast, photography, and global food reporting at the 60th annual IFAJ Congress this week in Germany. Among the awards presented at the Congress was a new one – the IFAJ-FAO Prize for Excellence in Global Food Security Reporting which went to Laura Rance of Canada. Rance’s article, “Africa’s hunger …

Award, IFAJ, Media

The #IFAJ2016 Learns About Rhineland Farming

Chuck Zimmerman

The keynote speaker for the welcoming banquet of this year’s IFAJ Congress was Bernhard Conzen, President of the Rhineland Agricultural Association, Chairman of the Board, Rheinischer Landwirtschafts-Verlag GmbH. Sugar beets are a very important and historical crop in this area and Bernhard talks about it in his remarks which includes a very complete description of the region. I didn’t know …

Audio, IFAJ, International, Media

An #IFAJ2016 Welcome

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2016 IFAJ Congress officially kicked off with the annual welcome dinner. Greeting us was Gerd Sonnleitner, Honorary President, German Farmers Association UN Goodwill Ambassador, 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Gerd told us that we would getting some great insight into German agriculture. For the welcome dinner he suggested having some great discussion rather than a focus on politics …

Audio, IFAJ, Media

The #IFAJ2016 is Ready to Start

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Bonn, Germany and the 2016 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. I came in early to visit with the Master Class and Young Leaders. You can see photos of them in the photo album below. Tomorrow is the main arrival day for attendees. We’ll have a program during the day and welcome dinner in the evening. I want …

IFAJ, Media

IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders Ready for 2016 Boot Camp

Chuck Zimmerman

It is almost time for the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Bonn, Germany. I’m making final preparations for the trip thanks to our sponsor, Bayer. In advance of the Congress there are some pre-tours as well as some additional activities that include the journalism Master Class sponsored by Dupont and the Boot Camp. The Boot Camp participants are winner of the …

IFAJ, Media

New Digs for Agricultural Agency and Media Group

Cindy Zimmerman

A major agricultural PR agency and an ag media group have just announced new offices. G&S Business Communications, a global independent public relations and marketing agency, has moved its Raleigh office to the new Bank of America Tower located in the North Hills section. “After more than doubling our Raleigh presence within three years and expanding our services and capabilities, …

Agency, Media

The Big Ten for Truffle Media

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program you can listen to Jamie Johansen talk with John Blue, Truffle Media Networks, about the growth of the company and what he sees for the future. John says that Truffle Media Networks will turn ten years old in June. He is now the Chief of Community Creation for the company. You’ll have to listen to him …

AgChat, AgNerd, Media, ZimmCast

RFD-TV and FarmHer Form Partnership

Kelly Marshall

RFD-TV and FarmHer have signed a new agreement to bring a true-to-life, positive image of farm woman to television.  Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer, will tell the story of farm women and capture the behind-the-scene stories from the FarmHer online community. Women have always been an important but mostly unseen aspect of agriculture. In recent years, women are rising to …

Ag Group, Media, Photography, Women

Passing of Sen. Conrad Burns

Cindy Zimmerman

Sad to hear the news that legendary farm broadcaster and U.S. Senator Conrad Burns has passed away at the age of 81. Conrad founded the Northern Ag Network and was inducted into the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011. Burns was born in Northwest Missouri, attended the University of Missouri, served in the US Marine Corps, …

Government, Media, NAFB

New NAMA President Matt Coniglio

Chuck Zimmerman

The Agri-Marketing Conference has come and gone for this year and hopefully everyone has recovered. I think I have. The last item on my agenda for this year’s conference, put on by the National Agri-Marketing Association, was to interview the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. In the photo you can see Matt is real happy to receive the gavel …

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