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Agrimarketing : September 2009
Farm Journal Media (FJM) announces its AgDay daily TV program, is moving to a new time slot on RFD-TV where it will be aired weekday mornings at 8:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. CST. The company relocates its head- quarters. The new address is: One Penn Square West, 30 South 15th St., Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone and fax numbers remain the same as does its e-mail addresses. Mike Morgan joins as VP/ Publishing Operations and takes over for John Rubino who retires after 45 years with FJM but will remain in a consulting role. Morgan was with Vance Publishing and prior with Farm Progress. Bela Kogler joins the FJM sales team as a Detroit representative. He has worked for Eastman Kodak, Skidmore Design, Progressive Farmer, MTV and Clear. Farm Progress Companies retools and launches FarmFutures.com to provide users with a more feature-packed and flexible internet portal. It says its functionality is similar to the company's state and regional publications' sites, but not found else- where in agricultural media web sites. Annette Weston joins the Michigan Farm Radio Network as Agri-News Reporter. She was News Dir of WSJM-AM Radio in St. Joseph/ Benton Harbor, MI. WildBlue Communications acti- vates broadband service on a third satellite, EchoStar 's AMC-15. The addition of the satellite offers new internet service to rural areas in TX, LA, MI, AL, TN, KY, GA and AR. The company now has 400,000 customers. Since its launch four years ago, the company is now the leading provider of high-speed inter- net services to rural households in the U.S. Frank Lessiter, Chmn/Editorial Dir of Lessiter Publications, receives the 6th Annual Stephen Barr Award for feature writing from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE). The award is based on a four- part series that appeared in American Farriers Journal which examined the "soring" in the equine world. It is the illegal practice of injuring a horse's hoof or leg in an attempt to use pain to promote hoof action that judges look for in gaited horse competitions. Farm Equipment (FE) magazine announces the winners of its 2009 "Dealership of the Year" Awards including RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND; Kay Jan Inc., Fort Morgan, CO; Codington-Clark Equipment, Watertown, SD, and Miller Sellner, Sleepy Eye, MN. More than 130 dealerships were nominated for the award. Also, FE launches a new video format on the web site www.farm-equipment.com. called "Farm Equipment TV" sponsored by IRON SOLUTIONS. AG CONNECT Expo, to be held Jan. 12-15 in Orlando, FL, selects Farm Journal Media to produce its Show Directory, which will include a tear- out map of exhibits, schedule of events, exhibitor listings and more. Successful Farming and RFD-TV will produce the Show News, which includes pre- and post-show coverage including interactive news web sites and daily electronic com- munications to registered attendees. Andy Stevens, Editor of American Small Farm magazine, is inducted into both the Ohio Ag Hall of Fame and the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame. Stevens has devoted nearly a half-century of service to the Ohio agricul- tural industry, including almost three decades with his previ- ous employer Ohio Farmer magazine. The "AgriTalk" radio program expands to a second hour. Titled "AgriTalk OnLine" it will be carried exclusively on the internet at: www.agritalk.com/online from 11:05 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST and will cover numerous industry events during the fall and then run a Monday through Friday schedule beginning January 2010. AM 16 Agri Marketing September 2009 Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com MEDIA NEWS The American Agricultural Editors' Association announces the winners of its 2009 awards program. DTN's Editor-In-Chief Urban Lehner is "Writer of the Year" and The Progressive Farmers' Sr. Editor Jim Patrico is "Photographer of the Year." The program includes entries for writing, design and photog- raphy and is judged by people in the journalism profession including academia, working media, agencies and others who are outside of the ag communications profession. Following are those organizations who received five or more of the first, second or third place awards of the 39 categories presented: DTN/Progressive Farmer: 37 John Deere (Furrow and Homestead): 18 Farm Journal Media: 7 Farm Progress: 6 Penton: 5 Kogler Lessiter (r) Stevens Weston
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