Rabo AgriFinance at Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

“U.S. Agriculture’s Labor Crisis: Can It Be Fixed?” was the topic for the Ag Media Summit Newsmakers session last week, sponsored by Rabo AgriFinance. David Magaña, RaboResearch Fresh Produce Analyst, gave some insights into the reduction of the agricultural labor force available due to a declining percentage of young people. “Obviously this has been a challenge for years for agriculture,” …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, labor

Livestock Publications Council Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

LPC’s Hall of Fame Award was Established in 1990, to honor distinguished livestock publishing leaders. Presenting the award to Diane Johnson is Molly Schoen, Charolais Journal. Diane Johnson, is no stranger the organization, having served more than 20 years as its executive director. During that time, she was a part of the development of the Ag Publications Summit which later …

Ag Media Summit, LPC, Media

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

Registration Now Open for 2023 Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2023 Agricultural Media Summit (AMS) will be held July 29 through August 2 in Palm Springs, California and registration is now open. AMS is the annual joint meeting of the Agricultural Communicators Network, the Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv AgriMedia Committee. It is the largest annual conference of agricultural communicators in the US and provides opportunities for networking …

Ag Media Summit

Valent Receives EPA Registration for Maverick™ Corn Herbicide

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Valent announced that it has received EPA registration for Maverick™ Corn Herbicide, a powerful new tool for corn farmers in their fight against resistant weeds. Maverick equips growers with three effective modes of action for long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of problematic weeds, including waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, marestail and annual grasses, as well as application flexibility from preplant up to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Herbicide

Last Day of 2022 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

This is the big final day of the Ag Media Summit. Things have started out with a Newsmakers Panel on sustainability, climate change and regenerative ag. I’m recording it and the audio will be in our virtual ag newsroom on AgNewsWire. I have a number of InfoExpo exhibitor interviews and have more to do today. These will all be in …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Video