Meet The New AAEA President

Chuck Zimmerman AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 34 - CrummettIt’s the American Agricultural Editor’s Association new president right here on AgWired in our ZimmCast for this week. He’s Dan Crummett, Farm Progress Companies. I interviewed him right after he got sworn in at the recent Ag Media Summit. Dan talks about AAEA and why he thinks the organization has become stronger. He also discusses AAEA’s new strategic plan.

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

What Do Swiss Non-Ag Journalists Think

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, IFAJ, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 32 - Claudia WirzFor this week’s ZimmCast I interviewed Claudia Wirz, Neue Zuericher Zeitung, a journalist who covers ag stories for her publication. Claudia spoke at the IFAJ Congress yesterday about “The Media and Agriculture.” She was on the program right after Marcus Rediger and makes a comment in the interview about the consumer campaign that his organization conducts. Claudia was able to offer the group a very different perspective and one I think we needed to hear.

Audio, IFAJ, Podcasting, ZimmCast

Not A Blah ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 31-Cindy CunninghamIn the ZimmCast you can hear my interview with Cindy Cunningham, vice president for communications, National Porkboard, at the recent Ag Media Summit. The “Other White Meat” campaign continues to run with a new addition to the tagline “Don’t be blah.” You can see the full series of tv commercials and listen to the radio ones here.

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCast Features IFAJ Congress Organizer

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, IFAJ, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 30The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress 2005 is getting closer. In this week’s ZimmCast I interview one of the organizers. He’s Markus Rediger, Agricultural Information Center, from Switzerland. I met Markus at the Ag Media Summit and he clued me in on what we have to look forward to and why he thinks any ag journalist should consider attending.

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The Art of Dairy On The ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Farm Shows, Podcasting, World Dairy Expo, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 29 - Tom McKittrickHow much do you know about the World Dairy Expo? Now you can learn more by listening to this week’s ZimmCast. I interviewed World Dairy Expo, general manager, Tom McKittrick in his office recently. Tom describes the history, mission, purpose, theme and structure of the Expo. Many of you probably already know this but we’re also operating a weblog called “World Dairy Diary” in cooperation with World Dairy Expo. Look for more on the Expo in coming months. AgWired will be there blogging the show!

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ZimmCast With Kim Lang

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 28 - Kim LangThis week’s ZimmCast is an interview with Kim Lang, Valmont Irrigation. It’s one of several I conducted at the recent Agricultural Media Summit. Kim talks about a niche product they’re testing on carrot farms in California. In order to gain greater acceptance and entry into this lucrative market her company has created a product to sort of “open the door.” Then I’m sure they hope to find access to other markets for their products.

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Podcasting, ZimmCast

Special ZimmCast With IFAJ President From Ireland

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Media Summit, Audio, IFAJ, ZimmCast

International Federation of Agricultural JournalistsI hope you like an Irish accent because you’ll get one in this special edition ZimmCast. The president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is David Markey. He’s CEO of IFP Media in Dublin, Ireland and he’s my guest in this interview program. He’s also presenting at the Agricultural Media Summit that gets underway this weekend. I caught up with him in his office and I think you’ll enjoy hearing him talk about IFAJ and why it’s good for us to get together and trade information from around the world.

Ag Media Summit, Audio, IFAJ, ZimmCast