Nomination Time for NAFB Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time to nominate for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Farm Broadcaster of the Year, the Horizon Award, and the Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. The process is starting earlier this year to allow all members more time to consider the applicants you deem worthy of these high honors. Your nominations should be carefully chosen, using the criteria listed …

Media, NAFB

NAFB Unveils 2019 Convention Logo

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the logo for this year’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. The theme is, “Farm Broadcasting: The Engine That Drives Agriculture.” This verbiage and logo will be used throughout November’s 76th convention to showcase how farm broadcasting plays a vital role in American agriculture each and every day. NAFB will have more information later this summer about the convention. …

Media, NAFB

New Manager for Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to Kenna Rathai, Public Relations Director with Broadhead, for letting us know about the new manager for the Ag Media Summit. She’s Tina Bowling, president of Innovative Association Management Solutions (IAM Solutions) for almost 12 years. Tina’s experience in agriculture includes serving as executive director for both the American Forage and Grassland Council and the Western Seed Association. She …

Ag Media Summit, Media

Livestock Publications Council Hires New Executive Director

Chuck Zimmerman

Lindsay Graber Runft begins serving as the new Executive Director for the Livestock Publications Council on July 15, 2019. The LPC Board approved the agreement after a 5-month search and selection process that generated 39 letters of interest and 12 applications. The search was facilitated by Steve Drake, president of SCD Group Inc. Runft replaces Diane Johnson who retires August …

LPC, Media

Brownfield Adds Rural Radio to Porfolio

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a big announcement for Brownfield, a company I used to work for! Brownfield welcomes Rural Radio satellite channel 147 to the suite of agriculture networks it represents for national sales. This partnership increases Brownfield’s current marketing reach and expands listening opportunities for unique Brownfield programs featured along with Rural Radio programs. “This is a great partnership bringing two of …


ZimmCast from #NFMS19

Chuck Zimmerman

This week the ZimmCast starts out talking about the crazy agriblogging highway schedule and the value of media rooms at conferences and conventions.  When it comes to newsrooms and Commodity Classic (next week) I want to thank the staff and other committee members who touch base every year to make sure all official media have a very comfortable and useful …

Audio, Media, National Farm Machinery Show

2019 IFAJ and Ag Media Summit Registration Open

Chuck Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. This year the theme is “Global Connections in America’s Heartland.” The location is Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota and the dates are July 27-31. You can find information and register here. Once again the international event will overlap the annual Agricultural Media Summit in the same location and hotel venue. …


NAFB Foundation Silent Auction Microphone Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

To support the NAFB Foundation our AgNewsWire service donated a microphone that the winner could have painted in their own custom colors. Congratulations to Susan Littlefield, Rural Radio Network, for the winning bid in the Foundation Silent Auction during the 75th NAFB Convention. Here’s the description of the microphone (from Colorware): Customize the color of your next microphone. This is …

Media, NAFB

ZimmCast with NAFB Leadership

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s ZimmCast is dedicated to discussions with the leadership of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB just held its 75th annual convention in Kansas City. Cindy and I attended and obtained some great content which you’ll find in our virtual ag newsroom on as well as story posts on AgWired. As you can see in the photo, …

Audio, Media, NAFB, ZimmCast

FMC Proud to Be Part of NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation was once again a sponsor of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk, a unique event that provides the chance for agribusiness companies and organizations to be interviewed by dozens of agricultural reporters in one place. In this interview, FMC Senior Communications Manager Lisa Homer (now a proud member of the Golden Mic Club!) says the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Media, NAFB