AAEA Proposes Membership Changes

Chuck Zimmerman

AAEA The Agriculture Communicators Network is seeking input from its members about a proposed change in membership categories. Here is what is proposed. The AAEA board is proposing new membership categories that reflect the editorial functions of our members, serve communicators who want to support editorial and content creation, and engage communicators who are at different ends of their career. …

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2018 Agri-Marketing Conference Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The Golden Mic invites you to stop by the ZimmComm booth at the Agri-Marketing Conference Connection Point (#302). Are you a member of the club? It’s pretty easy to join and Jamie, Joanna and I will help you out. Stop by and see many of the people who are already members. It’s not just about taking your picture with the …

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Another NAMA 60 Year Perspective

Cindy Zimmerman

Another active member of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) who has been around for at least two-thirds of the organization’s 60 years is Carroll Merry of Countryside Marketing. Carroll has been a member of NAMA since November 1976 and in our reminiscing interview he talks about how NAMA started – and definitively solves the question of how it should be …

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Camso Intros CTS High Speed at #NFMS17

Cindy Zimmerman

Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

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PR Webinar with CommonGround’s Missy Morgan

Kelly Marshall

If you’re looking for solutions in the PR department, perhaps this is your answer. Missy Morgan of Osborn & Barr is presenting a webinar on the success of the 7-year PR Evolution of the GommonGround organization, brought to you by the Agricultural Relations Council. “Have you ever scratched your head in wonder when a PR program thrives despite overwhelming obstacles?” …

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Inviting Your Feedback on the AgWired Audience

Chuck Zimmerman

Howdy AgWired Tribe. I’ve got a question. How do I show an advertising agency or company who our audience is? Some want numbers and demographics in order to utilize us in a marketing campaign. Whether you are a farmer or work for agribusiness or an agency I’m interested in your thoughts and ideas on this. Many of you have been …

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New Senate Ag Committee Members Include AG Nominee

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the new members of the Senate Agriculture Committee may be a short-timer. “I welcome Senators Steve Daines from Montana and Jeff Sessions from Alabama to the Agriculture Committee,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) who was selected to continue as chairman of the committee. “Their home states represent an important share of agriculture production in the United States and …

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Thanksgiving Blessings to Our Friends

Cindy Zimmerman

At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings. The freedom of this great country in which we live Its opportunity for achievement and freedom to worship The friendship and confidence you have show in us For this and so much more we are deeply thankful. Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving from the ZimmComm/AgWired team.

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30th @WorldFoodPrize Laureates Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

Drs. Maria Andrade, Howarth Bouis, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga were awarded the 30th annual World Food Prize last week before an international audience at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Three of the 2016 laureates were honored for their work in developing the vitamin A-enriched orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). Dr. Andrade and Dr. Mwanga, plant scientists in Mozambique …

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Zimfo Bytes

Lizzy Schultz

Nominations for the St. Louis AgriBusiness Club’s Agribusiness Leader of the Year are due on Sept 13. Nominations including the name, title, and employer of the nominee, the name, signature, and contact information of the person submitting the nomination, and a 2 page maximum summary in paragraph form including reasons and qualifications relating to the selection criteria should be submitted …

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