Passing of the AAEA Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman

It was out with the old and in with the new president for the American Agricultural Editors’ Association at the Ag Media Summit last week. Kurt Lawton, Corn and Soybean Digest editor, retired his gavel and Elaine Shein, Associate managing editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer, picked it up. “It’s been an amazing year,” said Lawton. “We set out to really …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media

Alltech invests in #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

It seems that the minds behind Alltech are under the belief that the leaders of tomorrow are worth investing in today, as they celebrated their third consecutive sponsorship of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award at the 2015 Ag Media Summit. The Forrest Bassford award honors excellence, professionalism and leadership among students. Each year, following a competitive …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Communications, Internship, Journalism, Media, University

Excellence Awards for Precision Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2015 PrecisionAg Magazine Awards of Excellence were presented this week at the InfoAg Conference by Paul Schrimpf, Executive Editor. First up on stage was Dave Scheiderer, founder, Integrated Ag Services. He has been named the Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur Award Winner. I have captured each winner’s introduction by Paul along with their comments for you. Listen to Dave here: The next …

Audio, Info Ag, Media

CNN Editor Discusses #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

2015 Ag Media Summit participants were fortunate to have the opportunity to attend three sessions given by Jan Winburn, senior editor for enterprise at CNN Digital and a writing coach with over 30 years of experience. She has coached writers that have gone on to win awards as prestigious as the Pulitzer Prize and the Ernie Pyle Award for human …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, People, Public Relations, Social Media, Twitter

Ag Media Summit Starts with Board Mtgs.

Chuck Zimmerman

Board meetings are done at the Ag Media Summit. This morning the boards of the American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council met to conduct business. These volunteers spent hours making sure that all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. This photo shows the LPC board after their meeting. Later this week we’ll feature an interview …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

Ag Media and Friends About To Get Together

Chuck Zimmerman

As the Youngbloods used to sing: Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now Right now, as in the 2015 Agricultural Media Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s already happening for the early young bloods. The conference officially kicks off on Sunday but I’ll be traveling there tomorrow. Cindy and summer …

Ag Media Summit, Media

Brownfield Welcomes Back Anita!

Cindy Zimmerman

After a brief stint with a global sustainable food group, Anita Vanderwert is back where she belongs – at Brownfield Ag News. Most of us in the agri-marketing world have known Anita for the many years she did sales for Brownfield and parent company Learfield. Now her job is Business Development Director where she will work closely with the network’s …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Media

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