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Six Levels of Precision Agriculture Adoption

Proposed criteria quantify technology use, ranging from “basic” to “mastery.” September 3, 2019 | Willoughby, OH — Debate over technology adoption levels has roiled the precision agriculture industry for years. Is technology use increasing? Plateauing? Can we expect precision use to mainstream any time soon? Questions like these ultimately lead to an even bigger one: […]

Meister Media Worldwide Bolsters Senior Leadership Team

WILLOUGHBY, OHIO, U.S. | May 10, 2019 – Meister Media Worldwide announces an appointment to its senior leadership team to continue its growth and diversification in serving global agribusiness. Steven L. Siemborski will be joining the executive team as Vice Chairman reporting to Gary T. Fitzgerald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Steve brings years of [...]

Meister Media Relaunches As ‘Global Tech Insight to Drive Agribusiness’

New website and e-newsletter ‘The Signal’ make it easy for readers to keep up with ag technology WILLOUGHBY, OHIO, U.S. | May 1, 2019 – Meister Media Worldwide and its Global Precision Initiative are pleased to announce the expansion of the long-standing website – among the first media sites in the world devoted exclusively [...]

Save the Date: The PrecisionAg® Vision Conference Returns to Seattle, January 14-16, 2020!

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – March 22, 2019 – Meister Media Worldwide and its Global Precision Initiative are pleased to announce the return of the PrecisionAg® VISION Conference to Seattle, WA, U.S., January 14-16, 2020.  Now entering its fourth year, The VISION Conference has become established as the definitive precision agriculture and digital farming conference for North America, providing […]

Meister Custom Marketing Solutions Produces Custom Videos to Help You Grow

Tell Your Story with Video! Marketers know that they need to engage their prospective and current customers with informative and educational content, and video is the ideal platform! That is why 87% of marketers incorporate video into their content strategies. Did you also know that by 2021, 82% of consumer internet traffic will be video, [...]

North American Specialty Agriculture to Gather in Las Vegas for GROWING INNOVATIONS Conference

October 4, 2018 – Willoughby, Ohio – Meister | NXT, the joint venture of Meister Media Worldwide, a leading media company serving specialty agriculture, and NXT Events Media Group, producer of more than 100 award-winning, world-class events, announce GROWING INNOVATIONS, the first ever conference and tradeshow convening leaders across North American specialty agriculture, November 7- […]

Meister Media Worldwide Forms Joint Venture With Leading Events Company

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – March 20, 2018 – Meister Media Worldwide, producer of innovative events for agricultural markets around the globe in addition to its leading print, digital, data and business services for specialty agricultural markets, announces a joint venture with a leading events company as part of Meister Media’s longer-term strategy to expand its events […]

Meister Media Worldwide’s PrecisionAg® Vision Conference Drives Technology with Industry Leaders from 13 Countries

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – November 3, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide’s PrecisionAg® Vision Conference gathered nearly 170 industry leaders from 13 countries in Phoenix, AZ, U.S. October 10-12, 2017 to get an advance look at the impact that precision technologies are likely to have on global agriculture in the coming years. Sponsors of the 2017 PrecisionAg […]

Meister Media Worldwide Partners with International Forum of Agricultural Robotics

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – September 28, 2017 – As part of its new Global Precision Initiative, Meister Media Worldwide announces its partnership with the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics (FIRA) to be held November 29-30, 2017 in Toulouse, France. FIRA’s main purpose is to help growers and stakeholders understand the possibilities of precision production and […]

Meister Media Worldwide Names Scott McMurray as National Accounts Manager

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – September 26, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide is excited to announce the appointment of Scott McMurray to its National Accounts Manager position.  In his role, McMurray will be responsible for key strategic accounts across brands.  He will report to Gerry Bogdon, Group Publisher U.S. Horticulture Group, Eric Davis, Managing Director Agribusiness Group, […]

AgriBusiness Media Group Builds on Successful Relationships Across the Value Chain

Willoughby, OH, U.S. — September 26, 2017 — Brand leadership in media is earned through hard work and focused dedication to the audiences they serve. Meister Media Worldwide's AgriBusiness Media Group suite of brands has achieved this leadership by being the trusted partner to businesses that are improving global agriculture. The brands – CropLife, CropLife Iron, AgriBusiness Global and PrecisionAg Professional – [...]

Meister Media Worldwide’s First SouthernCropsConnectSM Event a Success

Memphis, TN, U.S. – September 13, 2017 – SouthernCropsConnectSM, an event organized by Meister Media Worldwide and Cotton Grower® magazine, took place August 28-31, 2017 in Buford, Georgia. The first of its kind in the Cotton Belt, this industry-leading, executive-level event connects progressive grower operations with innovative companies that offer the technology and solutions they [...]

How Will Ag Technology Revolutionize Global Food Production? Find out at the second annual PrecisionAg® Vision Conference

Final Agenda delivers high-impact keynotes, track for specialty crops, Arizona field tour Willoughby, OH, U.S. – September 12, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide announces a robust final agenda for its second annual PrecisionAg® Vision Conference, complete with an expanded track and timely, pre-conference field tours this coming October 10-12 in Phoenix, AZ, U.S. “This is the […]

Meister Media Worldwide Receives Coveted DuPont Jefferson Cup Award

27 Years of Aligned Missions and Industry Dedication Willoughby, OH, U.S. – August 28, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide was honored with DuPont’s prestigious Jefferson Cup July 20, at DuPont Crop Protection’s Environmental Respect Awards Gala Dinner in Wilmington, DE. For 27 years, Meister Media Worldwide and DuPont have worked together on the Environmental Respect […]

AgriBusiness GlobalSM Trade Summit Sets Record Attendance

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – August 24 2017 – AgriBusiness GlobalTM, one of Meister Media Worldwide’s leading brands, announced that the AgriBusiness GlobalSM Trade Summit hit record numbers in Las Vegas, NV. More than 800 delegates attended the premier sourcing event from 45+ countries, 8-10 August, 2017. Delegates heard a positive message from keynote speaker Dr. […]

Meister Media Worldwide’s Enhanced Business Services Offer Clients Unique Market Opportunities

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – August 21, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide announced today that it is enhancing its Business Services Division to support the increased number of clients who are interested in utilizing Meister Media’s unique and innovative custom services. The company appointed Bob West to the position of Corporate Director to lead the division. West […]

Meister Media Worldwide Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – August 14, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide announces changes to its senior leadership team in efforts to continue its growth and diversification in serving the global agriculture industry. Joe Monahan has been named President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Gary T. Fitzgerald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. During Monahan’s 26-year […]

American Fruit Grower® Announces Apple Grower of the Year

First-Generation Apple Grower Rod Farrow Receives Apple Grower of the Year Award Willoughby, OH, U.S. – August 3, 2017 – Rod Farrow, co-owner of Fish Creek Orchards in Waterport, NY, has been named the 2017 Apple Grower of the YearSM by American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazines, published by Meister Media Worldwide. Farrow […]

PrecisionAg® Awards of Excellence Announces 2017 Honorees

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – July 18, 2017 – PrecisionAg® Institute is pleased to announce its Awards of Excellence winners for 2017. Honorees of this year’s prestigious award are recognized for their exceptional commitment to precision agriculture. They have passionately devoted their careers to the industry and set the stage for increased precision adoption and significant innovation. [...]

CropLife IRON®, IFCA Celebrate a Decade of MAGIE Collaboration

Midwest Ag Industries Exposition | August 23-24, 2017 | Bloomington, IL Willoughby, OH, U.S. – July 12, 2017 – The 2017 Midwest Ag Industries Exposition (MAGIE) returns to Bloomington’s McLean County Fairgrounds in Illinois this August. And this year’s event marks the 10th year that CropLife IRON® magazine, a publication of Meister Media Worldwide, will [...]

PrecisionAg® Vision Conference: Focused on the Future

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – June 7, 2017 – PrecisionAg® is pleased to announce the return of its PrecisionAg Vision Conference, October 10-12, 2017. Based on overwhelmingly positive response among attendees at last year’s inaugural event, this year’s conference will again take place in Phoenix, AZ. Conference organizer Meister Media Worldwide has enhanced the event this year […]

Latest Bioproducts Conference Breaks New Ground in Crop Protection with a Focus on Growers in the Eastern Half of the U.S.

Willoughby, Ohio, USA – April 17, 2017 ­­– Meister Media Worldwide is excited to announce the newest addition to the world’s leading conference series devoted to the hands-on use of biocontrols and other biological products in agriculture: Biocontrols USA EAST 2017 Conference & Expo. Coming to Orlando, FL October 12-13, 2017, this conference will focus […]

Meister Media Worldwide Receives Product Stewardship Award

Willoughby, Ohio – February 28, 2017 – Meister Media Worldwide received The Leadership in Product Stewardship – Private Industry Award from The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA) on February 8, 2017 at the TPSA Annual Conference in San Diego, California. TPSA is an organization of public and private stakeholders with the goal to increase the effectiveness, […]

Biocontrols Africa Conference & Expo Answers Why Bioproducts are Gaining Traction in South Africa

Willoughby, Ohio, USA – March 02, 2017 – AgriBusiness Global™ Media is pleased to announce the launch of its first Biocontrols Africa Conference & ExpoSM on 12-13 July, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Part of a global conference series devoted to the hands-on use of biocontrols and biostimulants, this conference will explore the successes and challenges of […]

Meister Media Worldwide Receives Small Business of the Year Award

Willoughby, Ohio, USA – January 12 – The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce honors Meister Media Worldwide with its distinguished Small Business of the Year Award. Criteria for the award includes companies that have demonstrated best practices, success, and giving back to the community. “We are honored to be chosen for this distinguished […]

Meister Media Worldwide Debuts PrecisionAg® Professional: A Media Brand Expressly for Service Providers Who Serve and Influence Growers

WILLOUGHBY, OH, U.S. — December 19, 2016 — With agricultural technology, or “agtech,” accelerating and precision agriculture gaining renewed interest across a wide swath of cropping systems, Meister Media Worldwide is pleased to announce an important step in its new companywide AgTech initiative. PrecisionAg® magazine, published since the mid-1990s for the general precision community, in […]

Meister Media Worldwide Names Susan Chiancone Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – December 9, 2016 – Meister Media Worldwide is excited to announce the appointment of Susan Chiancone as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.  In her role, Chiancone has executive management responsibility for Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Administration. Chiancone received her MBA from the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management and Bachelors […]

Leading Ag Organizations Endorse PrecisionAg® Media’s First-Ever PrecisionAg® Vision Conference

Willoughby, Ohio – August 10, 2016 – The Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture (CAPA), comprised of trade associations and organizations representing a diverse range of sectors within the agriculture industry, has announced its official support and endorsement of the first-ever PrecisionAg Vision Conference to be held October 18-20, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ. “Precision is at the [...]

New White Paper Outlines Six Hot Trends

For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Schrimpf, Executive Editor, PrecisonAg® Media, Phone: 440.602.9142 PrecisionAg® Media Releases Complimentary White Paper Outlining Six Hot Trends Driving Precision Farming Willoughby, Ohio – May 16, 2016 – PrecisionAg Media has released its latest White Paper, Six Trends That Will Drive Precision Farming in 2017 and Beyond. The paper outlines the [...]

New PrecisionAg® Vision Conference

For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Schrimpf, Executive Editor, PrecisonAg® Media, Phone: 440.602.9142 PrecisionAg® Media’s New Vision Accelerates the Promise of Technology-Driven Agriculture Willoughby, Ohio – May 16, 2016 – PrecisionAg® Media is pleased to announce the launch of its first PrecisionAg® Vision ConferenceSM October 18-20 in Phoenix, Arizona. This premiere event promises to be the first and only […]

New From The Sourcing Network

Sourcing InsiderTM: Building Your Business While Promoting Your Products Before—And After—The AgriBusiness GlobalTM Trade SummitSM Willoughby, Ohio – May 4, 2016 – Meister Media Worldwide and its AgriBusiness GlobalTM brand announce the addition of Sourcing InsiderTM, dedicated to providing global buyers and sellers of agribusiness products with the key information they need to build their […]

Meister Media Worldwide Launches New Website

Willoughby, Ohio – April 28, 2016 – Meister Media Worldwide launches its new and improved website. Designed with its clients in mind, the fresh look and added functionality give the agricultural world a taste of Meister Media Worldwide’s full menu of capabilities. “Recent years have seen a dynamic shift in agriculture – from precision farming […]

Greenhouse Grower TECHNOLOGY™ Helps Growers Widen Margins

Willoughby, OHIO - March 31, 2016 - Meister Media Worldwide announces the addition of Greenhouse Grower TECHNOLOGY™ to its family of branded products. "Efficiency, Productivity, Profitability" is the mission of this new, cross-platform media product from the publishers of industry-leading Greenhouse Grower® magazine. "Smart growers are embracing cutting-edge production technology rather than shying away from it. [...]

Sourcing Chemicals & Suppliers Made Easy

Willoughby, OHIO - March 31, 2016 - Meister Media Worldwide, the parent company of AgriBusiness Global™, announces its Sourcing Network™. This comprehensive, online resource is your way to find the products you need and connect directly to suppliers. "Think of this online data platform as an extension of our AgriBusiness Trade Summit™," says Lauren Fitzgerald, Manager [...]

Supplying the Farm-to-Table Movement

Willoughby, OHIO – April 1, 2016 – Meister Media Worldwide’s brand, American Farm Marketer®, recently posted its first online workshop event, How To Supply the Farm-to-Table Movement. The workshop is available for download as part of the brand’s on-demand education series. “The farm-to-table movement has dramatically increased demand for locally produced herbs, vegetables, and fruit,” says [...]

Building Business Through Strategic Partnerships

Willoughby, OHIO - March 31, 2016 - Meister Media Worldwide announces its 10th Trade Summit on August 19-20 in Orlando, Florida. "Our editors and publishers rack up about 250,000 miles each year visiting agriculture hot spots including Brazil, Colombia, Central America, Southeast Asia, China, U.S., and EU," says David Frabotta, Editor, AgriBusiness Global®. Their goal is simple [...]

2015 Employee Outreach

Meister Media Wraps Up 2015 Charitable Giving Willoughby, OHIO - March 30, 2016 - “As part of a larger initiative directly linked to our core values, Meister Media strongly believes in being a positive influence in the communities where we live and work through our outreach efforts,” said Gary T. Fitzgerald, Chairman and CEO.  Last year, [...]

Meister Media Feed Lake County Campaign

Willoughby, OHIO – March 15, 2016 – Meister Media Worldwide employees have a passion for produce. Yes, they write about it, and they also do a lot of fun things in the name of produce -- namely for Feed Lake County. Every year, employees kick off their charitable giving efforts with United Way of Lake County’s Feed Lake County [...]

FCI™ Rebrands as AgriBusiness Global™, Relaunches Website to Serve Crop Input Value Chain

New brand unites manufacturers, formulators, and distributors around the pillars of crop protection, biopesticides, and plant health. WILLOUGHBY, OH – December 15, 2015 – FCI™ magazine, the leading resource for crop protection manufacturers, formulators, and distributors, officially rebrands today as AgriBusiness Global™. The name change embodies the changing business dynamics in distribution and the emerging […]