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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CFI Provides Insights for Food & Ag to Earn Trust

Kelly Marshall

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) conducts an annual consumer study to better understand how to earn consumer trust. Their latest research approach has identified influential consumer groups and made an effort to understand how they not only dictate food trends, but drive conversations that impact the decisions of others. In a first-of-its-kind method, the 2016 survey used digital ethnography that …

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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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Pro Farmer Honors Folta Ag Person of the Year

Kelly Marshall

Kevin Folta of the University of Florida has been named 2016 Pro Farmer Ag Person of the Year.  Folta is a professor at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and chair of the horticulture sciences department. “Dr. Folta has been a leader in the fight against the anti-GMO movement for years,” said Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor. “He was a …

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Happy Holidays from Water for Food

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmComm loves holiday greetings, including Merry Christmas messages. At this time of year we like to share random examples of the ones we receive. Let’s start with the Water for Food Daugherty Global Institute at the University of Nebraska. Wishing you a warm holiday season and a New Year filled with joy, peace and prosperity.

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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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So God ‘Harvested’ a Farmer

Melissa Sandfort

With the death of my grandfather on November 1, God called another farmer, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend home. Robert Glenn Sandfort was 94 wonderful years old when he passed to his heavenly home. But you, my readers, knew him simply as “Grandpa.” I began writing my AgWalk stories in June 2010. My motivation was being able …

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AgHires is Redesigned

Chuck Zimmerman

Looking for a job in agriculture? Got a job you need to fill? Then the redesigned AgHires job board and recruiting platform might be for you. The new site offers a more robust user experience whether you’re posting a job, searching for a job or just exploring the world of agriculture. AgHires new website will keep candidates engaged using a …

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AgWired – A Top Ten Ag Blog

Chuck Zimmerman

AgWired is a top ten out of the top 50 ag blogs according to a new Feedspot ranking of The Best Agriculture Blogs on the Planet. Passionate about the industry that feeds the world? Or curious to know where your food comes from, what is in it, and who produces it? Agriculture blogs provide useful information and insightful commentary on …

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