2018 NAFB Social Media Corps

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

College students passionate about social media and digital storytelling are busy sharing 2018 NAFB Convention updates throughout the event on various social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Farm Credit and Zoetis are sponsoring this year’s Social Media Corps, which consists of (pictured left to right) Jackie Leeuw, Purdue University; Hannah Borg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Michaela Simcoe, South Dakota …

Audio, Farm Credit, Media, NAFB

NAFB is 75 Years Strong

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The 2018 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention is marking the diamond anniversary of the meeting, which has been held in Kansas City for about 45 of those 75 years. NAFB president Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, says this year’s convention is the largest ever in the organization’s history, with many retired members who have been away from the business …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB

Kansas City Here We Come

Cindy Zimmerman

ZimmComm is headed out today to the 75th annual NAFB convention at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. We first started attending NAFB in the mid-1980s and have been there every year since 1987. But there are lots of NAFB members who have been faithfully attending the annual meeting since before it started being held in Kansas City. …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, NAFB

AMVAC® Enhances Customer Website

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical Corporation has launched a newly enhanced customer website amvac-chemical.com. The website design includes a search function for agricultural and environmental protection products, retailers and field representatives, as well as marketing and sales campaigns and product promotions. “With more than 50 percent of traffic coming from mobile devices, we wanted a better user experience for our retailers, farmers and …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, NAFB

ZimmCast 602 – A Farm Broadcasting Icon and More

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy and I are getting ready to go to the annual NAFB Convention next week in KC, MO. Farm broadcasters are exactly the kind of agricultural media our AgNewsWire service is targeted to, providing them with fresh content they can use in their broadcasts, rights and cost free! In this week’s program I share a conversation with farm broadcasting legend …

Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, Ethanol, Media, NAFB, RFA, ZimmCast

Zimfo Bytes 8/31

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. National Farmers Union Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour and Stanley …

Alltech, NAFB, NFU, Peanuts, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 8/17

Carrie Muehling

Three sponsors will be honored with the Distinguished Service Citation during an onstage ceremony at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. Culver Franchising System of Prairie Du Sac, Wis.; DFA – Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo.; and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive the …

FFA, NAFB, Potato, Rice, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Industry Legend Don Lerch Passes Away

Cindy Zimmerman

A legend in the agricultural communications industry passed away last week age of 99. Don Lerch was one of the first members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), back when it was still the National Association of Rural Farm Directors, and was a member of the organization for 72 years. Don began his farm broadcasting career at pioneer …

ARC, Audio, NAFB, obituaries

FMC Awaits Steward EC Approval

Jamie Johansen

FMC‘s Great Plains Sales Manager, Tom Koranek, covers Canada to Mexico and lands between the Mississippi and the Rockies. We had the opportunity to learn about one of the products awaiting approval to combat those pesky insects interesting in corn. Steward® EC insecticide controls western corn rootworm adult populations. “There’s resistance today of a lot of the products that are …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, NAFB

FMC’s 3RIVE 3D Part of Freedom Pass Program

Chuck Zimmerman

We’ve done several stories on FMC’s 3RIVE 3D technology and now growers have a way to get a free system! Jamie talked with Mike Harper, FMC Industry Relations Manager, during the recent NAFB Convention about how this can happen. According to Mike the FMC Freedom Pass program has a 3RIVE 3D option. As part of the FMC Freedom Pass program, …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAFB