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

Deere Announces New Products at Ag Media Summit

Carrie Muehling

Those attending this year’s Ag Media Summit in Kansas City had the opportunity to hear about some new products recently launched by John Deere. A new cotton picker and stripper will be available this fall, along with new windrowers for hay and forage harvest. “The integrated technology, with the Gen 4 display and all of that data that it captures, …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

Koch Agronomic Services at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Koch Agronomic Services was one of the companies exhibiting at the Ag Media Summit this week in Kansas City. Tim Laatsch, director of agronomy, says it gave them a chance to meet with ag media and tell them what is new with Koch. “At Koch we strive to be the leading technology solutions provider to maximize plant performance and minimize …

Ag Media Summit, Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Technology

Retired Sen. Roberts Keynotes AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Retired Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) was happy to see many old friends in the farm publication world at the official opening of the 2021 Agricultural Media Summit in Kansas City Monday and he had plenty of stories and opinions to share. The former senator, who served 40 years in Congress and just retired last year, believes carbon capture and climate …

Ag Media Summit, Audio

The Passing of Steve Drake

Chuck Zimmerman

It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the passing of Steve Drake. I considered him a good friend and someone I could easily talk to any time. He was always happy to offer ideas and suggestions. I’m going to miss him as so many people in the agricultural marketing business will. This is one of …

Ag Media Summit, Agencies, ARC

AMS Session Features Farm Policy Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

Three agricultural policy experts with a combined century of experience took a look at the Post-Election Farm Road during the Ag Media Summit yesterday. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta, who could arguably be called the Queen of Farm Policy with a prior 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, was joined by National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer …

Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Policy, Syngenta

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

Join the AMS Virtual Career Fair

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural marketing and media companies have the opportunity to connect with current ag communications students, grad students, and young professionals during the first Ag Media Summit Virtual Career Fair on September 18, hosted by AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network and the Livestock Publications Council (LPC). Using this platform, companies can list available internships, jobs and other opportunities, and include a …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, LPC

2020 Ag Media Summit is Going Virtual.

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is the official announcement from the Ag Media Summit. We were looking forward to seeing everyone at AMS 2020 in Kansas City. However, the safety and well-being of our participants is our priority. Based on growing concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our community’s ability to travel to the conference, the Ag Media Summit Steering …

Ag Media Summit, Media

ZimmCast 649 – Looking Ahead to the Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. In this week’s episode I talk with Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who is the Steering Committee Chair for Ag Media Summit. The event was postponed to November 14-18 in Kansas City. The …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, ZimmCast