Successful Farming to Serve as Exclusive Media Sponsor of Iowa Ag Summit
DES MOINES, Iowa – Successful Farming, the well-known and most-respected media brand serving the information needs of rural and farm families, will be the exclusive media sponsor of the 2017 Iowa Ag Summit, it was announced today.
“The Successful Farming brand is built on more than 115 years of heritage,” event organizer Bruce Rastetter said. “Farming is at the heart of everything Successful Farming and its multiple brands do, so it’s just such a natural decision that we team up with them to communicate what the Iowa Ag Summit is all about before, during and after it takes place.”
Rastetter said the Aug. 5 summit at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines will highlight trade, energy, sustainability, the environment, corporate mergers, the 2018 farm bill and other issues important to agriculture’s future. Sponsored by Summit Agricultural Group, this year’s event will serve as a focal point for state, regional, national and international officials to share unique perspectives on the diverse range of issues shaping modern agriculture. It will include keynote speeches, panel discussions and agricultural exhibits, providing a platform for elected officials, public policy leaders, agri-business leaders and the public to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing today’s agricultural industry.
Meredith Agrimedia serves as the umbrella brand for multiple properties, including Successful Farming, Living the Country Life magazine, Successful Farming at Agriculture.com, Country Gardens and Ageless Iron Almanac. Successful Farming Radio airs on stations across the country and Living the Country Life Radio is one of the largest radio networks, airing twice a day and reaching an estimated 1.9 million listeners through more than 300 stations in 39 states.
“The Iowa Ag Summit has quickly earned a reputation as an informative and insightful forum to improve the agricultural industry and economy,” said Scott Mortimer, vice president and Agrimedia group publisher. “Those topics touch and shape the lives of our readers, listeners and viewers. They expect us to deliver information that makes a difference in their lives. In this role as the Iowa Ag Summit’s exclusive media sponsor, we’ll do exactly that.”
Rastetter and Summit Agricultural Group hosted the first-ever Iowa Ag Summit in March 2015, featuring one-on-one discussions on agriculture and economic issues with the field of presidential candidates. For more information, please visit: www.IowaAgSummit.com or for ticket information, please contact Jill Ryan at (515) 282-3000 or [email protected]
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About Summit Agricultural Group
Founded in 1990 by entrepreneur and agribusiness pioneer Bruce Rastetter, Summit Agricultural Group is a diverse farming, agricultural investment, and farm management company headquartered in Alden, Iowa. Summit’s diverse operations include successful row crop, beef cattle and pork farms in the U.S. and a growing presence in the South American biofuels market. For additional information, please visit: www.SummitAg.com.
About Meredith Agrimedia
The Meredith Agrimedia brand, owned and operated by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), builds on Meredith Corporation’s 115-year heritage of serving the information needs of rural and farm families through more than 4 million touchpoints. It encompasses Successful Farming magazine, Living the Country Life magazine, Country Gardens magazine, Agriculture.com and Ageless Iron Almanac to provide marketing solutions by engaging those living on the land through a wide variety of platforms, including publishing, digital, broadcast and mobile. Successful Farming magazine was Meredith’s first publication in 1902. Its website, Agriculture.com, was established in 1995 as one of the first agricultural websites in America.
About the Iowa Ag Summit
The Iowa Ag Summit is an event to highlight and promote agriculture, allowing elected officials, public policy leaders, industry leaders and invited guests to have a public discussion on issues that are vital to the Iowa and American economy. The forum is solely dedicated to matters that directly affect Iowa farmers who feed and fuel not just the country, but the world. For additional information, please visit: www.IowaAgSummit.com.