IFAJ Presidents at #ONE17

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

Alltech, audio, IFAJ, Media, ZimmCast

ZimmCast Highlights Debut of RealAg Radio

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, Media, ZimmCast

Saskatoon Hosts Canadian Farm Writers

Joanna Schroeder

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 – …

audio, Media

RFD-TV’s Farm Her Series Features Barbara Mazurek

Joanna Schroeder

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, …

audio, Media

Germany Hosts #IFAJ2016 Congress

Joanna Schroeder

The 60th annual International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress (IFAJ) is taking place in Bonn, Germany hosted by the Verband Deutscher Agrarjournalisten e. V. VDAJ, the German ag journalist guild. Chuck is attending the conference and sharing photos, audio and interviews you may want to make use of in your publications or broadcasts. More will be posted here when available. …

audio, IFAJ, Media

Merry Christmas from the AgNewsWire Team!

Joanna Schroeder

The AgNewsWire team is thankful to all of you for tuning in through a busy 2015 as we worked to provide the latest alternative energy and agriculture news. We’ll be bringing you some news throughout the end of the year and resume full coverage on January 2, 2016. We’ll be onsite all over the country next year and look forward …


Panelists Announced for Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum

Talia Goes

A diverse group of energy influencers is set to appear August 19 at the Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Home heating oil and biodiesel leaders will discuss a biodiesel blend with significant environmental and economic benefits and the role Minnesota soybean farmers can play in meeting the demand of this market. Find …

agribusiness, audio, Biodiesel, biotechnology, Media, Soybeans

2015 Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 17th annual Ag Media Summit was held July 25-29 in Scottsdale, AZ. Ag Media Summit is a joint meeting of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, the Livestock Publications Council and the American Business Media Agri-Council. The event includes annual awards honoring the industry’s best talent and the InfoExpo featuring agribusiness companies and organizations. 2015 Ag Media Summit Photo Album …

Ag Media Summit, audio, Biodiesel, FMC, Media, New Holland

AgChat Foundation Collaborates With Weaver

Talia Goes

Will there be enough water to survive? “Thirsty Land” is an exciting new documentary that tells the story of drought, its impact on agriculture, communities and the global food supply. Filmmaker, Conrad Weaver is already well known for his award-winning documentary “Great American Wheat Harvest.” Working with farmers and harvesters has led him to turn the focus of his company, …

AgChat, agribusiness, Environment, Food, Media, video, weather

2014 NAFB Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

The 71st annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention once again featured the popular Trade Talk event, where over 100 companies and organizations lined up for interviews with broadcasters from all over the country. Find links to Trade Talk attendee interviews here, as well as a link to the convention photo album. General convention story posts can be found here. …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, BASF, FMC, Media, NAFB