Brownfield Livestock Market Reporter to Retire

cindy zimmerman

Veteran farm broadcaster Jerry Passer is retiring – for real this time. Jerry already retired once after almost 20 years at WMT Radio and TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but he came out of retirement in 2002, signing a six month agreement to cover livestock markets for Brownfield Ag News that turned into almost 15 years. “For almost 35 years …

DairyBusiness Moves to Digital Only Magazine

jamie johansen

Beginning June 2017, the DairyBusiness magazine will exclusively be published digitally. This change will expand circulation to at least 50,000 and frequency increased to two issues each month, says Editor and Publisher Joel Hastings. “Dairy producers and their suppliers have moved to the web. With their mobile devices online, producers monitor herd performance, operate farm equipment, check markets and of …

Hoard’s Dairyman Helps #NAMA17 Celebrate 60

Jamie Johansen

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as the nation’s largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness so Cindy decided to check in with a couple of the more “seasoned” professionals at the annual conference on how the organization has grown over the years. The first person we talked to was Gary Vorpahl with Hoard’s Dairyman, …

Ag Women Star in RFD-TV FarmHer Series

Cindy Zimmerman

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. This week’s episode, which premieres at 8:30 central time tomorrow (September …

Meet the New Leadership of LPC

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 – …

Farm Journal Media Partners With Dairy Girl Network

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Girl Network (DGN) and Farm Journal Media have just announced an exclusive media partnership through Farm Journal’s flagship dairy brand Dairy Herd Management. The goal of the partnership is extending the outreach and improving the relationships between dairy women across the country. “The partnership with Farm Journal and its dairy publication, Dairy Herd Management, allows our fast- growing organization …

MILK – High-End Dairy Platform from Farm Journal

Jamie Johansen

Farm Journal Media launches MILK, a new suite of media products for the top-tier market of 500-plus milk cow operations. The MILK platform launched a website and eNewsletter this month with a print MILK magazine scheduled for April as well as regularly scheduled MILK television and radio segments on Farm Journal broadcast properties. The Farm Journal’s Dairy Elite Producer Business …

Media Legend Named #WDE15 Industry Person of the Year

Jamie Johansen

It’s time to highlight another World Dairy Expo award winner. We would like to send a special congratulations to a fellow member of the media for being named the 2015 World Dairy Expo Industry Person of the Year. Jim Dickrell has more than 35 years of dairy publication experience, has served as the editor of Dairy Today magazine since 1989 …

Be a NJAA Communicator, Journalist or Marketer

Jamie Johansen

Now in its second year, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is offering members the opportunity to experience communications, journalism, marketing and photography through Media Crew. Applications, due April 1, are now available online for NJAA members who have completed ninth grade and have an interest in learning about media reporting. “With the positive feedback we received from lasts year’s …

LPC Panel on Animal Welfare

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were Dr. Hans Coetzee, Professor of …