RFD Radio Network Moves Frazer to Director Position

John Davis

Illinois-based RFD Radio Network (RFDRN) moves Rita Frazer to Director of Network and Audio Services, as the company gets ready to say goodbye to a retiring Alan Jarand. This news release posted on AgriMarketing.com says Frazer will oversee all RFDRN operations, including programming and affiliate relations for the network and FarmWeekNow.com/RFDRN digital platforms that include its mobile app, daily e-newsletter, …

Agribusiness, Media

AAEA/LPC Midwest Regional Workshop

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s that time. Registration time if you’re interested in a little journalistic professional development. 2015 Midwest Regional Workshop Register by April 27 for the joint AAEA / Livestock Publications Council workshop in Omaha, Neb., May 4-5, 2015 ($80 for members, $100 for nonmembers). Hotel reservation deadline is April 10 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-Downtown/Old Market ($129/night). The workshop starts with …

AAEA, LPC, Media

Agri-Pulse’s Wyant Named a Top Woman in Media

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to our good friend Agri-Pulse founder and President Sara Wyant who has been named to the annual Folio: “Top Women in Media” recognition in the Entrepreneurs category. She will be recognized at a June awards ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Wyant was the only agricultural media professional included in this year’s awards, which also honored …

Agri-Pulse, Media

Brownfield Rolls Out in Michigan & Minnesota

Chuck Zimmerman

Brownfield Ag News continues to grow as it rolls out networks of radio station affiliates in Michigan and Minnesota today. In Minnesota Farm Broadcaster Mark Dorenkamp has joined the Brownfield team. He takes over the helm as Anchor/Reporter of Minnesota Brownfield. Brownfield Minnesota replaces former Minnesota Farm Network programming. The network has 23 affiliated radio station in the state. Nicole …

Brownfield, Media

The AgWatch Network

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right …

Audio, Cotton, Media, ZimmCast

New Holland FinOvation Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

Last night Farm Industry News presented their annual FinOvation Awards. Our National Farm Machinery Show sponsor, New Holland, received two of them. Thanks to Dawn Pelon at New Holland for the picture. The products winning for New Holland include their Genesis T8 SmartTrax tractor and their Class 10 CR Combine line. Here’s how the awards come about via Farm Industry …

Award, Media, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, Tractor

AAEA Finest Images 2015 Calendar

Chuck Zimmerman

Of course I use my Calendar app on my Macbook, iPhone, iPad, etc. but I also like to be able to see a calendar with just a sideways glance at my desktop. That’s where the AAEA Finest Images 2015 Calendar comes in handy! If you do not have one here’s more information on how to order while supporting a great …

AAEA, Education, Media

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