New Editorial Content Director Of Successful Farming

Melissa Sandfort Agribusiness, Media, Successful Farming

Meredith Corporation announced that David Kurns has been named Editorial Content Director of the Successful Farming brand, effective August 1. He will replace Loren Kruse, who is retiring after 36 years with Meredith. Kurns, 51, is a leading digital content expert. He was part of the founding team that launched He later served as the first Editor-in-Chief of Meredith …

Agribusiness, Media, Successful Farming® wins two MobileWebAwards

Melissa Sandfort Apps, Media, Mobile, Successful Farming

Less than one year after the re-launch of, the site has been awarded two MobileWebAwards from the Web Marketing Association for Best Magazine Mobile Website and Best Magazine Mobile Application. The two awards come shortly after the announcement of the industry-first Mobile Commerce Messaging suite of offerings. The new services include a unique [A] Deals feature that provides farmers …

Apps, Media, Mobile, Successful Farming

Loren Kruse Retiring From Successful Farming

Chuck Zimmerman Media, Successful Farming

I just learned that Loren Kruse, Successful Farming Editor in Chief, is retiring. Here’s Loren seated on right with Scott Mortimer and Curt Blades during a visit I made to Meredith headquarters in the fall of 2010. That was when the company had just announced a major rebuild of You can still listen to our interview about that here: …

Media, Successful Farming

Blades Promoted at Successful Farming

Cindy Zimmerman Successful Farming

File this under “Former intern does even better.” Successful Farming magazine has promoted Curt Blades to national sales manager. In his new role, he will oversee and lead all advertising sales initiatives and research activities for the Successful Farming brands, including and the Successful Farming Machinery Show. He was previously the sales and marketing manager with Successful Farming. “Curt …

Successful Farming

March 15 is National Ag Day

Cindy Zimmerman Ag Day, DTN, John Deere, NAFB, NAMA, Successful Farming

This year marks the 38th anniversary of National Ag Day on March 15, an event which will be celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country as well as in the nation’s Capitol. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) has three major Washington DC events planned this year – Coffee with the Secretary, the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon, and the National Celebration …

Ag Day, DTN, John Deere, NAFB, NAMA, Successful Farming

Consumer Food Habits Study Presented at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman AG CONNECT, Audio, Food, Successful Farming

What do consumers think about food? Betsy Freese, Living The Country Life, told AG CONNECT Expo attendees about the results of recent survey results from the Better Homes & Gardens magazine editors. They mainly focused on women readers and their food habits in the last two year. Betsy says that between 2008 to 2010 they found that the economy had …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Food, Successful Farming

Farm Market iD Partners with Successful Farming

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Successful Farming, ZimmCast

Successful Farming® and Farm Market iD have joined forces to create “SFMiD,” what they are calling “the most comprehensive agricultural and rural lifestyle database in the industry.” SFMid will offer a wide variety of options for multi‐sourced farm and rural lifestyle data, as well as customized solutions to help agrimarketers better understand owner/operator relationships, establish electronic communication data points, and …

Audio, Successful Farming, ZimmCast

Successful Farming Gets WOW Award

Cindy Zimmerman Media, Successful Farming

Successful Farming gets a WOW from Media Industry News. Successful Farming® magazine was announced the Media Industry News (min) b2b Wow Award-winner at the Integrated Marketing Awards ceremony in New York City amongst more than 300 top-level media executives. The Wow Award is presented to the most innovative integrated marketing campaign or idea. “We hear a lot today about social …

Media, Successful Farming

Advertising Options On

Chuck Zimmerman Advertising, Audio, Media, Successful Farming

Former intern does good. That’s how I describe Curt Blades. Yes, Curt was an intern for me once upon a time. He was also my guide for my day at Successful Farming headquarters and this behind the scenes look at the new We toured the building so I could see the studios and the prop shops for the various …

Advertising, Audio, Media, Successful Farming