Acting Secretary Conner Visits NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

The NAFB Convention is underway and the Acting Secretary of Agriculture, Chuck Conner, started things off with remarks in a press conference. Here he’s being introduced by NAFB President, Pam Fretwell, WTAD/WKAN. Acting Secretary Conner had a lot to say about the farm bill which is really the main issue the administration is working on right now. As we’ve heard …

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Preview of the NAFB Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s ZimmCast Cindy interviews Randy Koenen, Red River Farm Network, who is President-Elect of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Randy’s big job this year is being the main coordinator for the NAFB convention. So if you want to know what to expect in Kansas City then give the show a listen. The program concludes this week with …

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Donate an Item to NAFB Foundation Auction

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’d like to make a contribution to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation fundraising auction time is running out. NAFB is making a last minute pitch for more items. We realize that many of you have generously donated items in past years for the silent/live auction, and for that we are very appreciative. Your past support has not …

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Farm Broadcasters Targeting Rural Lifestyle

Chuck Zimmerman

In just a few short weeks it’ll be time for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. I’ll be blogging the whole event so hopefully you’ll be looking forward to that. NAFB’s Executive Director, Bill O’Neill (pictured on the right) attended the Country Living Outlook Conference. I spoke to him about what he was getting out of it. Bill says …

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NAFB Convention Hotel Sold Out

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting has had to make arrangements for extra rooms at hotels nearby the Westin Crown Plaza since as of today it’s sold out for their convention. Contact the office if you still need to make a reservation. If you’re an Allied Industry Council member then they’d like your opinion on some things prior to the …

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Oscar in Agriculture Award Deadline Extended

Chuck Zimmerman

While I’m on the topic of farm broadcasting I thought some of you might be interested to know that the deadline for the New Holland Oscar in Agriculture award has been extended. You’ve now got until September 28 to get your entries in. The New Holland Oscar in Agriculture program recognizes and encourages excellence in broadcast reporting on a wide …

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NAFB Hoping For Rural Renaissance

Chuck Zimmerman

While you’re making your future plans don’t forget about the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. This year the theme is “A Rural Renaissance.” It looks like NAFB is placing all their future hope in the rural connection. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. Recently the NAFB board approved a 5-year strategic plan that has the …

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NAFB Board Meets At Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting held a board meeting at the Ag Media Summit last week. Does this mean the group’s giving some consideration to getting with the program? I don’t know. A presentation was made to the group by folks representing the AMS though. Here’s some happy looking NAFB’ers bellying up at Huber Winery last week. I don’t …

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NAFB Rural Lifestyle Report Webinar

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’re interested in reaching the rural lifestyle folks (who isn’t?) then the National Association of Farm Broadcasting has a webinar they’d like you to participate in. The NAFB Rural Lifestyle Report Webinar will feature information about their latest study on this subject. Date: Thursday, June 7 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Central Time There is no need to register, …

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NAFB Foundation Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the meetings taking place here at the NAMA convention is the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation. This afternoon they met for a business meeting and it’s my understanding that they’ll do some strategic planning tomorrow for part of the day. The National Association of Farm Broadcasters Foundation is a non-profit Illinois corporation that operates as a 501 …

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