ACT Students Learn at #NAFB18

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2018 NAFB Convention Cindy and I had the opportunity to talk to the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) who were also in Kansas City for their Professional Development Conference. Our mission was to talk to the group (about 80 ag communications students from more than 10 different universities) about agricultural journalism, where it has been, and where it …

ACT, Audio, Education, NAFB, University

ZimmCast 593 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program previews two events coming up starting this weekend. Cindy will be attending the Ag Media Summit while I am working at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Buffalo Chip Campground. To start things off, we hear from Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, who talks the annual ethanol educational program for motorcyclists in Sturgis, South Dakota. It’s all …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Ethanol, Events, Media, RFA, University, ZimmCast

#CornTech18 Poster Contest Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

A graduate student from Iowa State University took home the top prize in the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference 2018 Poster contest held in St. Louis, Mo. this week. Joseph P. Polin, from Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, received top honors in the Gary Lamie Student Poster Competition, sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing …

Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology, University

NAFB Foundation To Offer $20,000 in Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

The NAFB Foundation will be offering four $5,000 scholarships this year as part of an ongoing investment in the future of farm broadcasting and commitment to offering support for college students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. Scholarships are available to students who meet the following criteria: College juniors, seniors or graduate students for Fall Semester 2017 Enrolled in a college …

Agriculture Education, Award, NAFB, University

Making Hunger Extinct at #TransformFFA

Lizzy Schultz

Those who study and work in the agriculture industry are often directly involved in global conversations about world hunger, as well as the fight to eliminate it, and FFA students are no exception. When HungerU, a mobile tour that promotes awareness and discussion about food insecurity, set up a booth at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo, they were …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, Food, Food Security, University

UF Offers Discounted Tickets to Ag Industry

Kelly Marshall

University of Florida fans have another reason to be excited about Homecoming this year.  On October 15th UF Athletics and UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will be offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture in the state of Florida, including their family and friends. “Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and related food industries add $140 billion to our …

University

2016 Wallace-Carver Fellows Announced

Lizzy Schultz

Thirty seven students from across the country have been confirmed for the prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship. The fellowship, made possible with the support of The World Food Prize Foundation and The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid summer internships at leading USDA research centers and offices across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Award, Internship, University, USDA, World Food Prize

Purdue Students Engineer #Biobased Solutions

Lizzy Schultz

Purdue University has hosted the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition for the past 22 years, and one of the top teams in this year’s competition attended the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholder’s Dialogue to give a presentation on their invention and receive invaluable feedback from the soy biobased industry. Purdue students Andrew Cameron and Harshit Kapoor teamed …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Award, biobased, Contest, Science, Soybean, University, USB

Meet the 2016 FFA New Century Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

The National FFA Organization has selected 33 young people as participants in the 2016 New Century Farmer conference, an exclusive, highly competitive program designed to develop the young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture. Participants will attend an intensive seminar this month in Johnstown, Iowa, where they will learn from industry experts during a series …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Company Announcement, Events, FFA, Internship, University

Illinois Ag Communications Releases Promo Video

Lizzy Schultz

Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has produced a new video that promotes the expected and unexpected opportunities awaiting students and graduates of the Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The video features candid interviews with Ag Communications students and alumni, and will be utilized on social and digital channels as well as recruitment meetings at high schools …

Ag Group, Communications, Company Announcement, University