ZimmCast 469 – Looking Ahead to the Ag Media Summit

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. In this week’s episode I talk with Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who is the Steering Committee Chair for Ag Media Summit. The event was postponed to November 14-18 in Kansas City. The …

ZimmCast 468 – Talking with Trent Loos

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. This week we’re going to hear from someone whose goal is to bridge rural and urban America. You probably have heard of him. Maybe you haven’t. But in this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with …

Results from NAMA #COVID19 Survey

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The National Agri-Marketing Association just completed a simple survey of members with questions about their plans/intentions for the coming quarters of the year as well as the rest of the year as a whole. There were 212 respondents. Here are a couple of the questions with tidbits from the results. You can see the full document online here. For the …

ZimmCast 626 – Meet New LPC Executive Director

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In this week’s program let’s meet Lindsay Graber Runft, Executive Director, Livestock Publications Council, pictured on the left with the LPC Board at the 2019 Ag Media Summit. Lindsay started with LPC in July this year and I met her at the AMS. Lindsay has a solid background in livestock production and association management. As an example, she served as director …

2019 Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress

2019 Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress

This year the Ag Media Summit is combined with the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis, MN. This brings about 150 international ag journalists to the Ag Media Summit. The programs overlap with attendees being able to register for just one or the other events or the full meal deal. This virtual ag newsroom is being made possible …

ZimmCast with NAFB Leadership

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This week’s program is dedicated to discussions with the leadership of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB just held its 75th annual convention in Kansas City. This edition of the ZimmCast includes interviews with: Immediate past-president of NAFB, Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network Tom Brand, NAFB Executive Director NAFB President-Elect Rita Frazier, RFD Radio Network New NAFB President, Lorrie …

American Lamb Board Hosting Webinar for Ag Media

Consumer Insights Webinar for Ag Media Denver, Colo. – The American Lamb Board (ALB) will host a webinar for agricultural media partners on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10AM CT. Join us as we discuss US consumer usage and attitudes about American Lamb. This exclusive webinar will unveil the results of the 2018 Consumer Market Research Study. This checkoff study, …

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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 …

ZimmCast 587 – IFAJ Congress 2018

In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual Congress which will take place in the Netherlands this year. I spoke via Skype with one of the organizers of the Congress, Jacqueline Wijbenga, Adjunct-uitgever, Eisma Businessmedia. We discussed the program and the theme of this year’s Congress. Listen to the ZimmCast here: Subscribe …

20th Southern Peanut Growers Conference Set For July 19-21

The 20th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 19-21, 2018, at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The conference is hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, which includes peanut growers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The theme for this year’s conference, “Opportunities in Change,” plans to focus on growth opportunities and changes within …

Alltech at #CattleCon18

This page contains links to photos and audio from Alltech at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, January 31-February 2 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: Alltech’s 2018 NCBA Trade Show Photo Album Audio: Five Mineral Myths Busted –   Organic vs. Inorganic Mineral Study –   Alltech Research Leads to Changes in Mineral Management –   Alltech’s Bio-Mos …

IFAJ Presidents at #ONE17

The four most recent presidents of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), representing four different countries, attended ONE: the Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky this week. This podcast includes past presidents David Markey of Ireland, Markus Rediger of Switzerland, and Mike Wilson of the United States, and current IFAJ President Owen Roberts, Canada. Each of them reflects on …

ZimmCast Highlights Debut of RealAg Radio

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by RealAgriculture.com and hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions on current …

Saskatoon Hosts Canadian Farm Writers

Saskatoon is hosting this year’s Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual conference. The event is taking place September 30-October 1, 2016. The event features fun with bike tours coupled with professional development. #CFWF16! officially kicked off with an opening reception held at the Western Development Museum. 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference Photo Album Welcome to #CFWF16 – Saskatchewan Surprise – …

RFD-TV’s Farm Her Series Features Barbara Mazurek

RFD-TV’s FarmHer series started airing this month on the rural television network, spotlighting women in agriculture around the country. RFD-TV and FarmHer formed a partnership earlier this year to bring a positive image of farm woman to television and the first program in the series aired on September 9, 2016. This week’s episode, which premieres at 8:30 CT September 23, …