AAEA – The Ag Communicators Network regional meetings equip members with education and resources in their area. We know not everyone can attend the Ag Media Summit, and we want to meet you where you are with solid, helpful educational content so you can advance your career and perform with excellence.
Stay tuned for upcoming events like the past workshop below!


What: AAEA- The Ag Communicators Network Midwest Regional Workshop

Where: CHS, 5500 Cenex Drive, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55077

When: Friday, September 21, 2018

Don’t miss the next AAEA Midwest regional workshop planned for the Twin Cities area on Sept. 21! You’ll spend the morning with Stephen Wilbers, an internationally recognized writing coach, and choose from four afternoon breakout sessions on photography, image selection and optimization, online tools for audience understanding, and new technologies. We’ll end the day with a lively panel of industry voices examining our role as ag communicators. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, a still-learning professional (and aren’t we all?) or a student, you will find something to spark your interest at this workshop. Register today!

Workshop Schedule:

9:00 a.m.: Registration/networking

9:30 a.m.: Welcome

9:45 a.m.: General session: A Guide to More Effective Writing: Finding Your Voice (presenter: Stephen Wilbers)

Noon: Lunch/networking

12:45 p.m.: 2019 AMS and IFAJ preview

1:00 p.m.: Breakout sessions 1

  • Photo/video track: Getting the Most from Every Shoot
  • Content track: Online Listening Tools – What’s New, What Works, How You Can Use Them to Understand and Connect with Audiences

2:00 p.m.: Breakout sessions 2

  • Photo/video track: Strategies for Selecting and Optimizing Photography in Print
  • Content track: What’s the Next New Technology? Augmented Reality and More

2:45 p.m.: Panel discussion: Finding the Balance: Are We Ag Supporters or Objective Observers? (Moderator: Kurt Lawton; expert panelists)

3:30 p.m.: Adjourn


Online registration is closed, but you may register onsite for $125.