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Agrimarketing : April 2015
MEDIA NEWS Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com North American Agricultural Journalists announces its 2014 writing contest winners. Winners of 2 or more first, second and third place awards were: DTN/The Progressive farmer— 6 Bloomberg News— 4 Thompson Reuters— 4 Western Producer— 3 Agweek— 2 AM Heslip Dorenkamp Brownfield, Ag News for America, launches Michigan Brownfield and Minnesota Brownfield. Nicole Heslip is named Anchor/Reporter of Michigan Brownfield. She had been with Michigan Farm Radio Network. Mark Dorenkamp joins the Brownfield team as Anchor/ Reporter of Minnesota Brownfield which replaces former Minnesota Farm Network programming. He had been withWHO-Radio, Des Moines, IA. Farm Journal wins a Jesse H. Neal Award in the Best Instructional Content category with its Water Management Series. The Jesse H. Neal Awards, called “the Pulitzer Prize of the Schafer Seger Cairnes DTN/The Progressive Farmer increases responsibilities for two members of its sales team: Sheri Seger becomes Dir of Major Accts and Digital Strategy. Jaclyn Cairnes is named Coordinator of Sls Promotion and Digital Operations. Dr. Miles McKee of Manhattan, KS is honored with the “Headliner Award” by the Livestock Publications Council (LPC). During his tenure as Professor of Animal Science at Kansas State Univ, Dr. McKee received numerous state and national teaching awards. He has served as judge for many livestock shows and conducted over 55 livestock judging and showmanship schools at the county level. He also has served as judge and/or program participant at a number of national shows and association meetings. LPC also announces it new inductees to the LPC Dr. McKee Hall of Fame: Dick and Pete Crow, owners of Crow Publicationswhich publishes Western Livestock Journal and Western Dairy Management. Dick Crow and his son, Pete, represent the second and third generation of publishers to take the reins of the family business, Crow Publications, which was founded by Dick’s father, Nelson Crow, in 1922. AM 12 Agri Marketing s April 2015 business media,” are the industry’s most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors. Shown accepting the award is Sara Schaferwho is promoted to Editor of Top Producermagazine, succeeding Jeanne Bernick who is retiring. Mike Rankin joins W.D. Hoard & Sons Company as the Managing Editor of Hay & Forage Grower. Rankin, a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) through the American Society of Agronomy, had been with the University of Wisconsin Extension. Gary Truitt, Pres and Founder of Hoosier Ag Today, receives the “Beck’s Beyond the Fence” Media Award. The award is sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids, in conjunction with the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Assn. Truitt Star of the ABC TV Bachelor Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer, launches www.chrissoules.com, a website supporting modern agriculture. According to Soules, he plans to use his skills and abilities to serve as a spokesperson for the industry, highlighting recent developments and advancements farmers have made. Dick Crow Nancy Stephen joins Fastline Publications as Marketing Coordinator. She had been with Louisville Stoneware and has been with the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Stephen Pete Crow Readex Research, Stillwater, MN, releases its new “Customer Experience” survey platform, a complete online-based survey package designed to make it easy for companies to listen to their customers. AM