At the 2018 Annual Business Meeting of AAEA- The Ag Communicators Network, you- the membership, voted to implement new membership categories. After more than 10 months of listening and inviting your feedback, we feel certain this is a positive change for the organization, making it more reflective of the industry and the membership.
Now, we need you to reclassify your membership! Please take this survey to select your new member type from the categories below.
After this is completed, our staff will adjust your member profile in the database.
Individuals working for general or specialized agricultural publication or media outlet published in the United States or Canada and which either (1) has paid circulation and/or (2) accepts paid advertising. The primary source of funding for the media outlet comes from either paid circulation or paid advertising. The primary job function of the communicator is media and content creation.
Individuals engaged in content creation, photography, video, design, digital and social media, blogging or other communications work directly related to publishing content about agriculture or food. Individuals engaged in agricultural communications work for a governmental agency, an educational institution, a non-profit institution or foundation, a commodity organization or an agribusiness company.
This individual’s role does not have an editorial or content generation function. This person is employed by agribusiness companies, marketing and public relations agencies, commodity organizations, government agencies and others who support AAEA Communicators who primarily advocate for a position or are sponsored content providers are eligible for partner membership.
Still unsure which category fits you best?
Use the flowchart below as a guide.
- Will students, retired or honorary members change categories? No, these categories remain unaffected by the membership change.
- Will my dues increase because of the membership category change? Dues for the three new categories reflect the same pricing as past active and affiliate category pricing.
- How is the integrity of the new categories protected? Per the AAEA constitution, all memberships are subject to approval and classification of the membership committee.