Rural Electric Tackles Diversity & Internet Access

Jamie Johansen

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with former Congresswomen from my home state of Missouri, Jo Ann Emerson. She currently calls Washington, D.C. home where she holds the title of first female CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). “I am very excited to be selected by the Board of Directors of the NRECA to serve …

Ag Group, Audio, Internet, NRECA, Rural Lifestyle

Emerson Heading Rural Electric Coop Association

John Davis

Former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson is now heading the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The group welcomed Emerson’s wealth of experience in both the legislative and association management arenas, serving nine terms in Congress from rural Southeast Missouri and working for the National Restaurant Association and the American Insurance Association before her legislative career. “I am so honored to …

Energy, Government, NRECA

Michael Peterson and Joe Jobe Perform on XM

Laura McNamara

The executive director of the National Biodiesel Board is not just a country music fan, but also a country music singer… well, for his wife and kids at home at least. But today, Joe got a bit more exposure than a home audience. He performed live on the Dave Nemo Show on XM Radio with renowned country music singer/songwriter Michael …

AgraGate, BIO, Blogging, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Government, Media, My Mac, NAFB Washington Watch, NRECA, Podcasts, University, World Ag Expo

Farm Progress Show Wrapup

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time for me to pack up and head on home from the Farm Progress Show. I hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage and I want to thank New Holland for their sponsorship. As always it has been a pleasure to work with Gene Hemphill, New Holland and Holly Fritz, H.B. Fritz & Associates, Inc. Right before heading out I spoke …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, NRECA

NRECA Gets The Legislative Word Out

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I have a great opportunity to showcase how one of our Talking News Release clients, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). They use us to distribute good, timely news information to radio reporters, especially from meetings like their just-completed Legislative Conference where they brought in over 3,200 members from around the country to learn about issues and lobby their congressmen.

Ag Group, Audio, NRECA, Talking News Release

NRECA Members Learn How Bureaucrats Work

Chuck Zimmerman

Today at the pre-NRECA Legislative Conference members can attend a morning session called “Congressional Insight” that turns them into federal legislators. They’re set up in a congressional office setting and made to deal with staff, media, legislation and round-the-clock meetings with constituents, lobbyists and colleagues.