2018 Ag Media Summit

The 20th annual Agricultural Media Summit is being held August 4-8 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences will join the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. With the addition of ACE, more than 850 media and communications professionals are expected to attend.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2018 Ag Media Summit photo album

Audio Interviews

Association of Communication Excellence president discusses why they joined AMS this year –
Interview with Suzanne Steele, ACE President

2018 Ag Media Summit Bigger than Usual
Interview with Molly Shoen, AMS 2018 chair

AAEA and LPC Presidents Pass the Gavel
Interview with Julie Deering, AAEA president Interview with Cindy Cunningham, LPC president

Scholarships Awarded at Ag Media Summit
AAEA Jim Evans Scholarship award winner –
Interview with Alexa Nordwald, University of Missouri

LPC Forrest Bassford award winner –
Interview with Madison Hokanson, SD State University

IFAJ 2019 in Minnesota is Getting Real
Interview with Owen Roberts, IFAJ president

FMC Interviews

FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit 

Gail Stratman, FMC regional technical manager –
Interview with Gail Stratman, FMC, on fall weed control Interview with Gail Stratman, FMC, on corn rootworm pressure

Brent Jacobson, FMC product development manager
Interview with Brent Jacobson, FMC, on Lucento fungicide Interview with Brent Jacobson, FMC, on 3RIVE 3D and Ethos 3D

AMVAC Interviews

Neil DeStefano, AMVAC director of portfolio management and marketing communications –
Interview with Neil DeStefano, AMVAC, about SIMPAS and Farm Progress preview

Jim Lappin, AMVAC Chemical marketing manager for corn and soybean portfolio –
Interview with Jim Lappin, AMVAC, about Impact Z

Info Expo interviews

John Deere – Cyndee Smiley, media relations manager
Interview with Cyndee Smiley, John Deere

American Lamb Board – Rae Maestas, Industry Relations Director
Interview with Rae Maestas, American Lamb Board

Biodiesel at the Ag Media SummitInterview with Kaleb Little, National Biodiesel Board

National Pork Board – Kylee Deniz, Director of Marketing and Producer Outreach
Interview with Kylie Deniz, National Pork Board

Alta Seeds – Leo Brown, business development manager for forages; Rusty Bevell, central sales manager
Interview with Leo Brown and Rusty Bevel, Alta Seeds

BASF – Chip Shilling, Sustainability Strategy Manager
Interview with Chip Shilling, BASF

Corteva Agriscience – Gregg Schmidt, head of external communications
Interview with Gregg Schmidt, Corteva Agriscience

This Virtual Newsroom for the Ag Media Summit is sponsored by
Coverage of the Ag Media Summit is sponsored by FMC

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