2021 NAFB Convention Registration is Open

Chuck Zimmerman

It is already time to look ahead to the NAFB Convention! Start making your plans to attend the 2021 NAFB Convention today. Join more than 650 agricultural industry leaders November 17-19 in Kansas City for three days of learning, newsmaker sessions, networking, and more. NAFB Convention kicks off Wednesday morning, November 17. Click here for additional Convention information. Early-Bird Registration …

Media, NAFB

Tech Hub Live is Latest Meister Media Event

Cindy Zimmerman

Meister Media Worldwide has been serving agricultural markets around the world since 1932, and while the company was built upon an impressive array of farm-focused magazines, the event side of the business continues to grow in importance. The recent Tech Hub LIVE conference in Des Moines is the latest edition to the Meister Media family of events says Chairman and …

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

Brownfield Welcomes The Ag Information Network of the US

Chuck Zimmerman

Whoa. Brownfield has just added a major addition to its portfolio of farm radio news networks. When I spent some years as the General Manager, then Farm Director, of the Brownfield Network I always believed in the potential of how this business could grow, even during the trying times of radio industry consolidation. I will never forget the people I …

Media

ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work! That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conferences registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been just like we only missed …

Ag Groups, Audio, Media, Peanuts, ZimmCast

Alltech ONE Honors International Journalists

Cindy Zimmerman

The winners of the 2021 IFAJ-Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism were announced in conjunction with the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference Tuesday. They are Kallee Buchanan of Australia and Craig Lester of Canada. The award, in honor of Dr. Pearse Lyons and his love of storytelling and journalism, recognizes and rewards excellence and leadership of young journalists within …

Alltech, Audio, IFAJ, Media

New Events Manager for NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting announced a new events manager just in time for more live events to start happening. He’s Mike Lisec and comes to NAFB from Fern Exposition & Event Services Company (Kansas City, Missouri), where he most recently served as an account executive. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate event execution. “Mike …

Media, NAFB

Farm Content Creator Mobile Kit by Sennheiser

Chuck Zimmerman

The is for the AgNerd among us. How about some newness from Sennheiser? This kit can be useful for journalists who don’t want to haul around a lot of gear. Designed for vloggers and content creators on the move, the MKE 400 Mobile Kit includes Sennheiser’s compact MKE 400 compact shotgun microphone and Smartphone Clamp, as well as the Manfrotto …

Audio, Media, Technology

2021 World Press Freedom Day Statement from IFAJ

Chuck Zimmerman

The beginning of a statement on the 2021 World Press Freedom Day, issued by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Press Freedom Committee, starts with the following: Yes, we should be enthusiastic about celebrating the International Press Freedom Day on May the third. Unfortunately, there is a risk that the toast we raise this year is a bitter one, …

IFAJ, International, Media

Farm Journal to Acquire AgFax

Cindy Zimmerman

Thanks to Farm Journal, the legacy of Owen Taylor and Debra Ferguson will soon have a new home. Farm Journal has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the assets of AgFax, a multi-eNewsletter company that primarily serves producers growing cotton, rice, peanuts and tree crops. The weekly AgFax eNewsletters include: Southwest Cotton, Midsouth Cotton, Southeast Cotton, Southern Grain, Rice-Midsouth-Texas, …

Cotton, Farm Journal, Media