AEM Names Curt Blades as Senior VP AG Services

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services, replacing Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year. Beginning August 1, Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and …

AEM, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAMA, Publication

LPC Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members gathered for the 2016 Ag Media Summit and one item of business was electing new leadership. Congratulations to new LCP president, Scarlett Hagins, and her new team. 2016-2017 LPC Officers: President – Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman 1st Vice President – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board 2nd Vice President – Carey Brown, Cow Country Secretary-Treasurer – …

Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Livestock, LPC, Media, Publication

Agronomist Authors Children’s Book on Soybeans

Lizzy Schultz

In honor of Soy Foods Month this April, an agronomy professor has created an interactive book to help spread the message of Coolbean the Soybean and teach youngsters in grades 3-5 how to think like scientists about the important field of agriculture. “I wanted to develop a fun, yet educational, tool to help teach today’s youth about where food comes …

Ag Groups, Agronomy, Food, Publication, Soybean

Gable to be Publisher of Protein Division

Kelly Marshall

Vance Publishing Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Gable as Publisher of the Protein Division.  Gable will be working with publications such as; Drovers CattleNetwork, Dairy Herd Management, Cow-Calf Producer, PORK Network, and Bovine Veterinarian. Gable has a strong background in agribusiness.  She comes to Vance from Novus Interational where she served as Executive Manager of Global Sales and Product Training …

Agribusiness, Journalism, Publication

New Resources Available for Dairy Producers

Talia Goes

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced new science-based resources available for dairy producers, processors, industry partners and stakeholders. The resources help the industry act on the unprecedented scientific research commissioned as part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment — a collective effort of the dairy value chain to measure and improve the sustainability of U.S. dairy from farm to …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Environment, Publication

Fastline Publications Inc. Hires Susan Arterburn as Marketing Manager

Melissa Sandfort

Fastline Publications Inc. is proud to welcome Susan Arterburn as the newest addition to the company. Susan will take over the duties as Marketing Manager, overseeing the marketing team that develops and creates marketing materials geared toward readers and advertisers of Fastline. Susan Arterburn joins Fastline with eight years’ experience in advertising and marketing, most recently as Account Supervisor at …


JAFSCD Magazine Now Available

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s a new publication you might be interested in knowing about. It’s the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) and it’s now online. The first issue of this international, peer-reviewed journal of applied research and policy analysis is currently open and available free to the public at This allows you to check out the first issue …

Media, Publication

Ag Media Convergence

Chuck Zimmerman

Media convergence is defined as: “phenomenon involving the interlocking of computing and information technology companies, telecommunications networks, and content providers from the publishing worlds of newspapers, magazines, music, radio, television, films, and entertainment software. Media convergence brings together the “three Cs”—computing, communications, and content.” Source: Encyclopedia Britannica We’re really seeing this in agricultural communications today. New media is not just …

Ag Groups, Media, Public Relations, Publication, Video

Top Producer Top 25

Chuck Zimmerman

Top Producer magazine has published it’s annual Top 25 list of people, issues and trends. “A Top Producer Staff Report…It’s difficult to predict who or what will shake out as agriculture’s biggest influences and influencers in the coming years, but we identify some that will surely have an impact on your business.” Yours truly is mentioned in the item titled, …


WATT Virtual Animal Health Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a sign of the viability of online communications in agriculture. I think we’re going to see more of this at time goes on and travel budgets get tighter. WATT, a global custom marketing solutions company, announces the launch of the agribusiness industry’s first-ever virtual tradeshow: WATT Online Animal Nutrition & Health Forum, to be held on 29 April, 2009 …

Animal Health, Internet, Publication