LPC Panel on Animal Welfare

Chuck ZimmermanAnimal Welfare, LPC, Media

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 … Read More

LPC Honors Award Winners

Chuck ZimmermanLPC, Media

The Livestock Publications Council held a first ever “Vision, An Industry Celebration” event in Kansas City this week. The event brings together members and others from the agricultural industry to honor their Headliner and Hall of Fame Award winners. This year’s Hall of Fame Inductee is Wayne Bollum (posthumously). His plaque was unveiled and after watching a short video of … Read More

Florida Dairy Farmers Release New iPad App

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Apps, Media, Youth

Kids, adults and educators alike can now learn about dairy farming in an exciting way through the Florida Dairy Farmers new iPad app, SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure. The free app that can be downloaded from iTunes, is a fun, interactive romp through a Florida dairy farm. SunnyBell – a little calf who longs to be an important part of … Read More

Vote for REAL Seal Name

News EditorMedia, National Milk

Online voting is now open in the “Name the REAL® Seal Character” contest, sponsored by National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). Vote now through November 5, 2013. Only one vote per computer will be allowed. Throughout the summer, NMPF used the REAL Seal website and Facebook page to gather submissions for the naming contest. More than 110 individual suggestions were entered. … Read More

Agri-Blogger Intern From Dairy Industry

Cindy ZimmermanMedia, ZimmComm

We are so pleased with the response to our new agri-blogging internship program. It was tough to choose just one for the summer semester, but we finally decided on Maggie Seiler – a sophomore at Kansas State University dual majoring in agricultural communications and journalism and animal sciences and industry. Maggie grew up on a dairy operation outside of Wichita … Read More

ZimmComm Expands agnewswire.agwired.com Content

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Audio, Events, Media, ZimmComm

ZimmComm New Media, LLC has expanded its agnewswire.agwired.com website to serve as a new agricultural media content service for reporters, companies, organizations and individuals seeking high quality photos and audio from industry events and concerning current issues. “We generate so much content on our agricultural and renewable energy websites that we decided to create one place for all of it … Read More

Fabulous Farm Babe in Action

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Media, World Dairy Expo

The Farm Report with Pam Jahnke is taking place in and around World Dairy Expo as usual. Here’s Pam in action early today. I got to sit down with Pam for a few minutes to talk about what she hears from her audience of dairy folks here in Wisconsin. When it comes to the dairy industry she says it is … Read More

Most Believe Ag Journalists Are Ethical

Melissa SandfortMedia, ZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do ag journalists (broadcast/print/web) adhere to good ethical practices in reporting?” This is just in time for the ag journalists gathering in Sweden for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. I’ll be sharing the results with them. Our poll results: Sixteen percent said they all do; sixty-eight percent said most do; and sixteen … Read More

"American Dairy" Returns to RFD-TV

News EditorMedia

“American Dairy,” returns to RFD-TV on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (EST) and repeats on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. (EST). The American Dairy is the first program dedicated solely to telling the story of America’s dairy farmers, the dairy industry and the journey of milk, from farm to fridge. The producers of the program work with dairy producers … Read More

New Video Tells the Story of Dairy Farmers

News EditorCommunication, Media

A new video, “U.S. Dairy Farmers Care,” has been making the rounds on social media today. Have you viewed it yet? If you like it, be sure to share it on your channels! The video tells the story of dairy farmers and their commitment to their animals, the environment, local communities and consumers. Merck Animal Health, a company committed to … Read More