Ag Communicators Network Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

Two former presidents of the Ag Communicators Network (ACN), have been named ACN’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for 2023. Presenting the awards is Cynthia Clanton, CHS, Inc. Greg Lamp and Karen McMahon were selected based on their outstanding leadership and professional and personal achievements, emphasizing contributions made toward improving the viability and value of the Ag Communicators Network. Lamp, a …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Media

ZimmCast 716 – A New Podcast and New Presidents

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I are getting a break from the agriblogging highway for a few weeks. We just completed a journey to Des Moines for Tech Hub Live, to San Destin, FL for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and Palm Springs, CA for the Ag Media Summit. It has been a busy summer and I …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, Podcasts, ZimmCast

2023 Ag Media Summit Drew a Big Crowd

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2023 Ag Media Summit is concluding with a tour today but I’m on my way back to ZimmComm World Headquarters. We had a great conference which included 100 USDA communicators joining in for the first day of professional development sessions. It wasn’t all work though as we had fun with the famous welcome party to get things started. Marilyn …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Meat

ZimmCast 715 – Preview of the 2023 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

After getting a break from the agriblogging highway the ZimmComm Team has used the time for some needed work on headquarters. Fortunately it has been indoors as the temperatures are high and a lot of rain has fallen until the last couple days. So now it’s time to look ahead to some events we will be attending. The first one …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 695 – Preview of 2022 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This will be episode 695 of the ZimmCast. I’d love any feedback you want to give. Do you like the format? What would change? What topics or speakers would you like to hear? Message me and I really appreciate it. In just over a week the annual Ag Media Summit will take place in …

AAEA, Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agencies, Agribusiness, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Ag Media Summit 2021 was a Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2021 Ag Media Summit was definitely a winner for everyone who welcomed the opportunity to see and talk to people face to face, some for the first time in nearly two years. Besides the emotion of just seeing friends and catching up, the annual awards also presented some emotional moments, including a special presentation of the 2020 Livestock Publications …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC

Professional Development Webinars for Ag Journalists

Chuck Zimmerman

This is not a new thing. However, for members of the AAEA, the Ag Communicators Network and LPC, the Livestock Publications Council, the frequency and diversity of topics has grown. I participated in yesterday’s Leading with Focus webinar that featured, Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend (pictured). It was all about leading your team to be more efficient and effective …

AAEA, LPC, Media

Get Ready for Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Yes, it was supposed to be held months ago. Yes, it’s virtual. And, yes, that is sad. But what’s great about Ag Media Summit is that a big part of it is professional development and there are plenty of excellent educational sessions on tap this year for the virtual event November 16-17. Writing, photography, and video workshops are scheduled over …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC, Photography