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

A Car Thing for AgNerds

Chuck Zimmerman

Seriously. There is a Car Thing coming from Spotify. Thank you Spotify for coming up with a new gadget for all the #AgNerds out there. And, especially a gadget that allows us podcasters to have our programs heard in another way. Between work commutes, taking the kids to school, daily errands, and road trips, Americans spend countless hours on the …

Audio, Media, Podcasts, Technology

Don’t Forget Rural & Small Market Outlets in Your Media Mix

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from the ZimmComm Team. We hope everyone had a very blessed and happy Easter weekend. Here at ZimmComm World Headquarters we’re working on several projects and focusing more on our AgNewsWire service to continue assisting agricultural marketers with media outreach. In the last couple years we’ve seen a significant growth in companies direct to consumer tactics which basically bypasses …

Marketing, Media

Fastline Marketing Group Launched

Chuck Zimmerman

Fastline is now a full service agency according to this announcement. The company provides a full suite of digital offerings including website development, SEO, digital advertising, social media and email marketing. Fastline, known primarily for its print and online marketplace for farm equipment, parts and machinery, is rebranding and repositioning as Fastline Marketing Group. The new name highlights an expanded …

Agencies, Marketing, Media

Top Producer of the Year Award – Longview Farms

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2021 Top Producer Summit several awards were presented. A big congratulations goes to the Henry family and LongView Farms. They are the recipients of the 2021 Top Producer of the Year Award. Accepting the award were Scott and Eric Henry, sons of Steve and Laurie Henry who started the farm. The sons are now the primary managers of …

Audio, Farm Journal, Farming, Media

Farm Journal Adds New Positions to Fuel Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal has just announced a whole crop of talented new professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Rebecca Bartels, Director of Business Development, Trust In Food — Bartels leads overall revenue strategy and execution for the initiative, including creating differentiated value propositions for Trust In Food’s diverse set of clients from the agribusiness, food, non-government, government and academic sectors. …

Farm Journal, Media