Welcome to 2014 IFAJ Congress in Scotland

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Welcome to Scotland and the 2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. Greeting us this evening was the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor George Adam and Jane Craigie, British Guild Chairman on the committee to host this year’s Congress. The Lord Provost took the stage first and you can hear his welcoming comments here: Then Jane took the stage to …

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New Farm Podcasters Tool

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The Ampridge MightyMic S. It’s the shotgun mic for your iPhone! I got this one via Photojojo. I did a quick test and it sounds good. I’m going on the road with it this week to put it through more of a workout. The MightyMic S microphone brings big sound from a small microphone. Don’t be fooled by the compact …

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IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders Picked

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Ten participants have been selected for this year’s IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award. The award supports the winners’ participation in an IFAJ congress and in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop. This year’s boot camp takes place September 2-3, prior to the IFAJ congress in Scotland. Our very own Amy Roady has been selected so I’ll see her …

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New AAEA President Kurt Lawton

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The gavel has been passed for the American Agricultural Editors Association. Holly Spangler passed it to Kurt Lawton, Corn & Soybean Digest. Kurt also made a nice memento presentation to Holly. BTW. Kurt was one of the first editors of what is now our Precision.AgWired.com website! After business was taken care of during last week’s Ag Media Summit I talked …

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IDEAg Fests Coming up in August

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The IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest and IDEAg Dakotafest are both coming up in the month of August and both offer new and improved media facilities. Farmfest is scheduled for Aug. 5-7, at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and Dakotafest is Aug. 19-21, at Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, South Dakota. They are two of the IDEAg branded farm shows that …

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AAEA Update from the President

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The President of the American Agricultural Editors Association is Holly Spangler, Associate Editor, Prairie Farmer. She’s pictured here with the current board of AAEA. They met yesterday and I sat down with her to talk about how AAEA is doing and what was on the agenda. Holly says that the board talked about the structure of the organization with several …

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2014 Cooperative Communicators Winners Showcase

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Want to see who the winners are in this year’s Cooperative Communicators Association Communications Contest? Here’s where you can see the best writing, publication, photography and more. Welcome to the 2014 Winners Showcase This showcase features all of the winning entries in this year’s CCA Communications Contest. Here you’ll find the best of the best of cooperative communications, from writing …

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AG UAVs in the Air

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You especially like to have good weather when you’re holding an air show! In this case it’s the Precision Aerial Ag Show taking place at the Farm Progress Show site in Illinois. Check out the flight schedule that’s going on. I was really hoping to have a chance to attend this event. It has “AgNerd” written all over it. But …

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All About Radio

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It hit me once again late Friday afternoon that I’ve been subscribing to the Corey Deitz About.com Radio e-newsletter for at least ten years. Just like clockwork I get an email at the end of the day on Friday. That’s how I know the week is “officially” over from a work standpoint! Along with my NAFB friends and clients, Corey …

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