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Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Sponsor Film

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film Receives International Support and Sponsorship from the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc.

Frederick, MD – Jan. 15, 2013 – The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film outreach just got bigger with the recent support and sponsorship of the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc., (ACCHI), says independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC.

Weaver announces the new ACCHI sponsorship after being a keynote speaker at the association’s recent annual convention in Saskatoon, SK, where harvesters and industry representatives from both the United States and Canada gathered to work towards improving the custom harvesting business.

“We now have support on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border in our effort to help better connect consumers to the North America wheat growers and customer harvesters who make their food supply a reality. Weaver says. “We thank ACCHI for recognizing the opportunity to collaborate on this international documentary film.”

Formed in April 1983, ACCHI initially dealt with a specific and immediate immigration issue program to successfully guaranteed future access to the United States market through the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Act and NAFTA.

However, as the group celebrates its 30th anniversary, ACCHI president Shawn Gallagher of Vermillion, AB, says the organization quickly evolved to promote and improve communication and understanding with farmers, the public, equipment dealers, manufacturers and all levels of government.

“This project meets the objectives of our organization very well, therefore it was not a difficult decision for our members to agree to support it,” Gallagher says. “The thought of ‘telling your story or someone else will’ truly resonated with me personally.

“On behalf of ACCHI, we look forward to working with Conrad Weaver as he documents the endeavors of everyone involved in supplying much of the world’s wheat supply and thank him for sharing this with the public.”

In addition, Weaver acknowledges the opportunity and potential to update the name of the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film as more Canadian-based individuals, businesses and organizations come on board to financially back the film.

In 2012, Great American Wheat Harvest major sponsors and strategic partners included John Deere, MacDon Industries, U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc., Teresa Scanlan Miss America 2011 and Harvest For Kids. Upcoming 2013 events for the Great American Wheat Harvest include the Ag Connect Expo & Summit and U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc., Annual Convention, both in Kansas City, Jan. 29-31; and National Ag Day, March 18-19 in Washington D.C.

Visit the website at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story. For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, GAWH National Executive Co-Coordinator, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

Letters of Support and Congratulations

We’ve received letters of support from the U.S. Wheat Associates, the North American Wheat Growers Association, and a letter of congratulations from the State of Maryland for the work we’re doing with the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary.  Thank you for your support!

Movie Trailer Wins Silver Telly

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Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film Maker Wins Silver Telly Award for Movie Trailer

Frederick, MD – May 30, 2012 – Amongst nearly 11,000 entries from 50 states and numerous countries, Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, recently was named the Silver award winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for the GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST documentary movie trailer.

Set to release Spring 2014, the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary will follow the wheat harvest 10-state region from Texas up to the Canadian border, featuring the stories of America’s wheat producers and the hard-working harvesting crews. Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, helped launch the film’s title and endorsed and supported the documentary project by filming a public service announcement to help recruit interest in sponsorship.

“I’m thrilled to be a Silver Telly winner for the Wheat Harvest Movie trailer,” says Weaver, who previously received a bronze Telly Award for the documentary, Mi Refugio. “It’s an honor to be selected and recognized for the work we’ve put into this project.”

Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, which is the highest honor in the Telly Awards.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” says Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Conjostudios’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate
video departments in the world.

In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals and each a past winner of a Silver Telly, selects the Telly Awards winners. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work –entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. For more information about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.

Visit greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story about American agriculture production. A digital file of the promo trailer also is available upon request. For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact:

Jody L. Lamp, Lamp Public Relations & Marketing,
call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@lampprandmarketing.com.

 

Great American Wheat Harvest and Miss America 2011

Reposted from the Barn Anew Blog

The Barn was buzzing with excitement last week.  We were honored to be hosts to Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, producer of the documentary, “The Great American Wheat Harvest”.  Meeting at the Barn with him from Billings, Montana, were Melody Dobson of Baseline Communications and Jody Lamp of Lamp PR & Marketing.  To get the marketing campaign for the documentary jump started  Teresa Scanlan, 2011 Miss America, was also here to tape a PSA for the film, before she boarded a plane for the Middle East to visit with America’s troops. ”The Great American Wheat Harvest” tells the agricultural story of America’s wheat producers and the combine crews that travel the plains of the Midwest from Texas to the Canadian border.  Their annual cross country trek is a saga which captivated Conrad Weaver’s imagination and thus the impetus to create the film.  The documentary will tell the saga of America’s harvest crews, who cut deep furrows through 10 states, not only with the wide swaths that their combines and harvest machinery have sculptured the prairies with, but also the personal drama of deep human relationships, arduous work, tragedies and joys and celebrations.  It is an American story that all Americans need to know.  After having seen the film, you will definitely have a deeper appreciation for the loaf of bread that you lift from the grocery store shelf and load into your shopping cart.  And you will have a deeper respect for American agriculture!

Written by Cher Maybee of Barn Anew Bed & Breakfast.

Movie Title Revealed

Film Maker Reveals NEW Wheat Harvest Movie Title

Frederick, MD – May 3, 2012 – Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, along with Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, told KNEB News in Scottsbluff, Neb., on Wednesday, that GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST is the title for the new wheat harvest movie documentary. Watch the video from KNEB.

Endorsing the efforts to promote a positive story about agriculture and the process that it takes to produce the food we eat, Scanlan supported the documentary project by filming a public service announcement to help recruit interest in sponsorship, in her hometown area of Gering and Scottsbluff, Neb., at the Barn Anew Bed & Breakfast business of Cher and Allen Maybee.

Set to release Spring 2014, the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary will follow the wheat harvest 10-state region from Texas up to the Canadian border, featuring the stories of America’s wheat producers and the hard-working harvesting crews.

Weaver told KNEB News he got the idea for the film two years ago after following a wheat harvest blog, All Aboard Harvest, published by the High Plains Journal. He met Scanlan last year at The Food For Thought event at Kansas State University and asked if she would participate in the promotional trailer that will be used to help raise the funding for the production costs of the movie.

Visit the website at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story of American agriculture production. A digital file of the promo trailer also is available upon request.
For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, Lamp Public Relations & Marketing, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@lampprandmarketing.com.

Welcome Lamp Public Relations and Marketing

I want to wish a huge welcome to Jody Lamp who’s joined our team to help us with Public Relations and Marketing for the Wheat Harvest Movie. Jody has tons of experience and connections with people in agriculture and has already recently helped promote this documentary at the WyoBraska Spring Show in Western Nebraska. I’m so grateful to have connected with Jody and to have her on the team. We look forward to working with Jody to help promote this important film and bring the story of America’s wheat harvest to the world.

About Lamp Public Relations & Marketing
Jody Lamp is a public relations and marketing professional who specializes in agriculture advocacy. Jody produces strategic marketing communication plans and implements tactics for clients that include website content development; press releases; customer/dealer newsletters and other collateral; and establishes integrated social media campaigns. For more than 20 years, Jody has been an ambassador for her agricultural-based clients, working with pr/advertising agencies, magazine and newspaper editors, large and small companies, non-profits and individuals.
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