Welcome to #CFWF16 – Saskatchewan Surprise

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re getting a Saskatchewan Surprise in Saskatoon for the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting. Our reception and dinner were held in the Western Development Museum. The opening reception featured welcoming comments from the Honorable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture, Province of Saskatchewan. Stewart says, “Agriculture in Saskatchewan is part of our identity here. To some we’re known for …

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Ag Women Star in RFD-TV FarmHer Series

Cindy Zimmerman

RFD-TV’s FarmHer series started airing this month on the rural television network, spotlighting women in agriculture around the country. RFD-TV and FarmHer formed a partnership earlier this year to bring a positive image of farm woman to television and the first program in the series aired on September 9. This week’s episode, which premieres at 8:30 central time tomorrow (September …

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Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

During this year’s IFAJ Congress I met again with Inoussa Maïga, an agricultural journalist from Burkina Faso. This young entrepreneur brought my attention to a big project he’s involved with called, “Agribusiness TV.” This is the first web tv channel designed for mobile phones and dedicated to youth who succeed and innovate in the agricultural sector of Africa. You can …

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Looking Ahead to 2017 IFAJ Congress

Chuck Zimmerman

Pre-promotion for the 2017 Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is moving quicker than normal. That’s because the Congress will be in South Africa April 2-7 next year. The Congress website will be live soon The congress will start just north of Pretoria at Kievit’s Kroon on 2 April 2017 in Gauteng with newsworthy and informative discussions and …

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New AAEA President – Mike Wilson

Chuck Zimmerman

The new President of the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) is Penton Farm Progress executive editor Mike Wilson, also one of the newly named Fellows of the AAEA. Here in this photo, Mike is mentoring students during the Ag Media Summit along with JoAnn Alumbaugh. I spoke with Mike at the conclusion of this year’s AMS to find out what …

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ZimmCast With #AgMedia Steering Committee Chair

Chuck Zimmerman

The head of the organizing committee for this year’s Ag Media Summit is Molly Schoen, Editor, Charolais Journal. We got a chance to talk about the process of putting together an AMS which starts in the fall. One of the first orders of business is to determine location and start working with the hotel and venue. Sponsors are very important …

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LPC Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members gathered for the 2016 Ag Media Summit and one item of business was electing new leadership. Congratulations to new LCP president, Scarlett Hagins, and her new team. 2016-2017 LPC Officers: President – Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman 1st Vice President – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board 2nd Vice President – Carey Brown, Cow Country Secretary-Treasurer – …

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ZimmCast with Owen Roberts, new IFAJ President

Chuck Zimmerman

The Urban Cowboy himself is the newly elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. He’s Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications at University of Guelph. Owen (l) is seen being congratulated by past IFAJ President Marcus Rediger after the election during the IFAJ Congress in Bonn, Germany. During the closing banquet festivities of the Congress Owen and I talked …

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