Ag Media Summit Awards

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, LPC

Ag Media Summit is the annual awards extravaganza for LPC and AAEA. AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network, handed out communications awards for writing, design, mar-com, photography, digital and social media, in addition to the Lifetime Achievement and Andy Markwart Horizon awards. Jim Patrico and Jo Ann Alumbaugh were honored for their career achievements, and Cassie Yontz with Charleston-Orwig received the … Read More

ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the … Read More

Ag Community Remembers Adam McClung

jamie johansenAg Media Summit, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Beef

UPDATED The beef and agricultural media communities lost a great man and passionate spokesperson for the industry. Adam McClung, executive director, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, passed away over the weekend after a brief but severe illness. Just weeks ago many Livestock Publications Council and American Ag Editors Association members were gathered together and Adam was among us. We all have such … Read More

The Kings of Hay & Forage

jamie johansenAg Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Audio, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Forage, Hay

All our German speaking friends already know that Krone translates to king in German. We spoke with Dave Patterson, Krone NA, during the recent Ag Media Summit to learn what makes them the ‘kings of hay and forage’ production globally. “Our customers and dealers are critical to our strategy and to our success. We are unique. We are a family-owned … Read More

A Pork Checkoff Update from #AgMedia

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Ag Media Summit, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff

The National Pork Board team was out in full force during the Info Expo part of the 2016 Ag Media Summit. The bacon inspired photo booth had ag media professionals lining up. I took time to talk with Cindy Cunningham, director of communications for the National Pork Board, to learn more about some top priorities Pork Checkoff has in plan … Read More

#Biodiesel – It’s Not Just for Fuel

Joanna SchroederAg Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, biodiesel, Feed, Livestock

Biodiesel, it’s just not for fuel. This is one of the messages that National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Kaleb Little shared with media during the #2016 AgMedia Summit in St. Louis this week. Jamie Johansen spoke with him about some of the benefits the biodiesel industry brings to livestock producers. “The livestock industry has always been important to biodiesel. As the … Read More

Meet the New Leadership of LPC

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Ag Media Summit, Communications, Livestock, LPC, Media

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 – … Read More

BIVI Market Ready to Tackle Consumer Concerns

Lizzy SchultzAg Media Summit, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, food safety, Vaccine

It is no secret within the beef community that a stigma has been created around the use of antibiotics in beef cattle. There is now an almost universal concern among consumers regarding the use of antibiotics and other drugs in animals raised for meat, causing a large producer-consumer disconnect; one that is the perfect catalyst for innovative advances in agricultural … Read More