Staying Credible in a ‘Fake News’ World

Chuck Zimmerman

AAEA, The Ag Communicators Network, is holding a webinar right now titled, “Staying Credible in a “Fake News” World.” The webinar has a panel including veteran ag journalists Chris Clayton, DTN/Progressive Farmer, Willie Vogt, Penton Agriculture, and Betsy Freese, Meredith AgriMedia. They’ll discuss how ag journalists and communicators can advocate for trust in the media, writing for rural America, and …

AAEA, Media

Seasoned Ag Journalists Stay Credible in Fake News World

Chuck Zimmerman

Three well seasoned agricultural journalists will be holding a webinar for the Agricultural Communicators Network (AAEA) next week. So how do you stay credible with all the fake news out there? This looks like a good place to get ideas. Staying Credible in a “Fake News” World Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12 p.m. CST – Register here How can ag …

AAEA, Media

ZimmCast with @IFAJ Presidents at #ONE17

Chuck Zimmerman

The most recent four presidents of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), representing four different countries, attended this week’s Alltech Ideas Conference and Cindy’s Golden ZimmComm Microphone got a work out interviewing them for this week’s program. Cindy interviewed, in chronological order, past presidents David Markey of Ireland, Markus Rediger of Switzerland, and Mike Wilson of the United States, …

Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

Farmers: Smart About Their Phones & Beyond

Chuck Zimmerman

My morning inspiration today comes from a post on the Woodruff blog by Darlene Hanenburg, Senior Technical and Content Writer. Darlene writes about farmers consumption of digital media and makes some very good points. Here is an insightful excerpt. The truth is, the agri-marketing landscape continues to evolve as new media and technology are introduced and become more widely accepted. …

AgNerd, Apps, Media

DairyBusiness Moves to Digital Only Magazine

Jamie Johansen

Beginning June 2017, the DairyBusiness magazine will exclusively be published digitally. This change will expand circulation to at least 50,000 and frequency increased to two issues each month, says Editor and Publisher Joel Hastings. “Dairy producers and their suppliers have moved to the web. With their mobile devices online, producers monitor herd performance, operate farm equipment, check markets and of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Dairy, Media

Ag Media Summit on the Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The Summit is on the ZimmComm Schedule. Is it on yours? It will be the 19th annual Agricultural Media Summit—the largest gathering of crop and livestock media professionals in the U.S. at Snowbird Resort outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. If you’re looking for the best place to promote your company or organization’s products and services, then you’ll want to …

Ag Media Summit, Media

2018 IFAJ Congress is off to Netherlands

Chuck Zimmerman

In the traditional flag ceremony, the country hosting the next International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress now has the flag. Thanks to Facebook for the information. Notice the hashtags #IFAJ flag has been handed over from 2017ifajsa to #DutchRoots. Countdown and preregistration have begun on our website: dutchroots.info. Looking forward to presenting you #bucketsfullofstories #ifaj2018. Dutch Roots focuses on future …

IFAJ, Media

Farm and Rural Ag Network Launches Podcast

Kelly Marshall

Podcasts are becoming more and more the thing, especially for agriculture when they’re targeted, downloadable and mobile. That’s what lead to the creation of The Farm and Rural Ag Network, a home for ag related podcasts featuring Shark Farmer Podcast, Ontario AgCast, Future of Agriculture Podcast, Farmer & The City Girl Podcast, and Grow Smart with BASF, with more expected …

Media, Podcasts

Media Scrum Sighted at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

I have to admit to never having heard the word “scrum” – meaning an impromptu press conference – until yesterday. According to Wikipedia, the word comes from a rugby term where players from both teams cluster around the ball competing for possession. “Analogously, in a media scrum reporters cluster around a public figure competing for his or her attention.” So …

Audio, Ethanol, Media, RFA