NAMA 2023 Professional Development Awards of Excellence

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is pleased to announce three marketing and agricultural leaders as winners of the 2023 Professional Development Awards of Excellence. The NAMA Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor members of the organization based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas. The awards will be presented in conjunction with the NAMA Fall Conference, October …

Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, Media, NAMA

Wyant Receives Communication Excellence Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to Sara Wyant, president and CEO of Agri-Pulse Communications, who recently received the Rueben Brigham Award. The award is given by the Association of Communication Excellence (ACE) to a communicator who has made a major contribution in the field of agriculture, natural resources, or life and human sciences. The award is named after Reuben Brigham (1887-1946) who served as …

Agri-Pulse, Media

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

Third Tech Hub LIVE Proves Premier Status

Cindy Zimmerman

It was only two years ago that the very first Tech Hub LIVE debuted in Des Moines and already it has proven itself to be the premier event for advancing tech-enabled agriculture. Meister Media Worldwide chairman and CEO Gary Fitzgerald was very pleased with the success of the event this year. “I’ve been told it’s 25 or 30 percent growth …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Media, Precision Agriculture, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

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

The IFAJ Flag has been passed to Switzerland

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists has several traditions. One is at the end of the annual Congress when the IFAJ Flag is passed on to a representative of the country guild that will be hosting next year’s Congress. In this case the flag is being passed to Switzerland. Representing is Markus Rediger, past president of IFAJ and in Switzerland …

Audio, IFAJ, International, Media

ZimmCast 714 – Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal

Cindy Zimmerman

In this episode of the ZimmCast we are featuring an interview with AgWired’s first intern. Margy Eckelkamp was Margy Fischer and a senior at the University of Missouri when she and Mary Irelan were chosen by Monsanto to be the student bloggers for the 2006 Commodity Classic – the first time it had ever been done and this new media …

Audio, Farm Journal, Journalism, Media, Podcasts, ZimmCast

2023 IFAJ World Congress Concludes

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2023 IFAJ Congress has concluded and attendees are on there way to post-congress tours, back home or spending more days on their own visiting farms and other parts of Canada. I’m heading back to Calgary for the Alltech ONE World Tour event which starts with a reception tonight and a day of presentations on Tuesday. Then I’ll head home …

IFAJ, International, Media