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North Dakota State Agriculture Groups Sponsor Film

PRESS RELEASE:

North Dakota State Agriculture Groups; Lead Economic Development Agency Collaborate to Sponsor the Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film

NDgroupEmmitsburg, MD – Jan. 16, 2014 – To help tell the wheat production story from the state that leads the nation in hard red spring wheat and durum production, independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC., announces the North Dakota Wheat Commission, along with other state agriculture groups and agencies, have teamed up to sponsor the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film.

Weaver says the North Dakota Wheat Commission now joins the Nebraska Wheat Board, Oklahoma Wheat Commission and the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee as state wheat sponsors. The film focuses on connecting consumers to those who produce their food and will feature stories of North America’s wheat growers and custom harvesters.

“The North Dakota collaboration is unprecedented and speaks to the powerful message we are compelled to share through the Great American Wheat Harvest, Weaver says. “Wheat and North Dakota are synonymous and we are proud to work with each representative and Governor Jack Dalrymple to highlight this state’s stories.”

Value-added agriculture remains one of the target industries at the North Dakota Department of Commerce to broaden the state’s economic base, create new wealth and generate quality jobs for North Dakotans. In October 2013, Governor Dalrymple and North Dakota Wheat Commission Chairman Francis Leiphon joined members of a Taiwanese agricultural trade delegation in signing a joint statement demonstrating Taiwan’s intent to purchase 62.5 million bushels of U.S. wheat valued at about $485 million.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture first endorsed the film project in November 2012, when Commissioner Doug Goehring, wrote a letter of support for the Great American Wheat Harvest and the film’s mission to provide non-agricultural viewers a better understanding of where food comes from
and feature all those involved in food production.

While North Dakota’s early homesteaders raised many crops, growing conditions of the Red River Valley favored wheat on what became known as the “Bonanza Farms”, where the grain grew from fence line to fence line, says Commissioner Goehring.

“Wheat is so important to North Dakota that a state-owned wheat milling operation was established in 1919 to guarantee a market and provide a reasonable price for our most important crop,” Goehring states. “Today, the North Dakota Mill is the largest single-site wheat milling facility in the country.”
Included in the North Dakota collaboration is the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Mill and Elevator. Other Great American Wheat Harvest major sponsors include: John Deere; U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc.; C& B Operations; MacDon Industries; Case IH; Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters; TMCO/National Manufacturing; and media partner, AgWired, an online media service at http://agwired.com.

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.

AGWIRED FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH FILMMAKER

Originally published: http://www.agrimarketing.com/s/80651

AGWIRED FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST FILMMAKER
Mar. 1, 2013

Source: ConjoStudios news release

Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of Conjo Studios,LLC announces a new media partnership with AgWired, an online media service at http://agwired.com, for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film.

Weaver says ZimmComm, which specializes in multi-media event coverage for companies and organizations within the agriculture and renewable energy industries,will help promote the films progress and activities as he captures the stories of North Americas wheat growers and custom harvesters for a Spring 2014 film debut.

He recently unveiled the films new trailer at the AgConnect Expo in Kansas City,Mo.,and launched the films production schedule at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline,Ill.

AgWired is owned and published by ZimmComm New Media, LLC. The parent company was founded in 2004 by Chuck and Cindy Zimmerman, with headquarters located near Pensacola, Fla. Both Zimmermans and Weaver are members of the National Agri-Marketing Association and National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

Follow the Great American Wheat Harvest film production at www.agwired.com. Make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story of North Americas agriculture by becoming a member of the NEW Producers Club at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com. Digital files of the promo trailers are available upon request.

For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L.Lamp, National Executive Co-Coordinator, at(406)698-9675or 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 to be Featured at Film Festival

The promotional trailer for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary will be featured in the Clifton Film Fest on Saturday July 21st at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.  The GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST is a documentary film being produced that will tell the story of hard-working custom harvesters who travel from the heart of Texas to the Canadian border harvesting the wheat that feeds our Great Country and the World.
The Clifton Film Fest is a film festival located in Northern Virginia showcasing original films made by the surrounding community.

To view an online version of the trailer, visit: http://youtu.be/8hKwHO35I5E

Festival Information:
2012 Festival: Saturday July 21st
Day Showings: $5 per showing
Evening Showing: $10
All Day Saturday Pass: $20 includes all 3 showings during the day and evening showing

Visit http://cliftonfilmfest.com for more information.

For more information about the film, visit: http://www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com

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.

Movie Trailer Wins Silver Telly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.

Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan Endorses Film

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan Speaks Out to Promote American Documentary Wheat Harvest Movie

Frederick, MD – April 25, 2012 – Continuing her efforts to speak out in support of American agriculture, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan joins Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, to help promote and share the story of where our nation’s food comes from and how it is produced.
Filming on location from her hometown area of Gering and Scottsbluff, Neb., Scanlan plans to help Weaver voice a call to action for American agriculture to support and promote the production of the Wheat Harvest Movie, an American documentary set to release Spring 2014.

Scanlan says she is honored to be an advocate for the film, which will encompass a 10-state region and showcase the lives of hard-working American families, who spend as many as 100 days each year traveling from state to state harvesting the wheat that feeds the world.

“Because the average American is becoming generations removed from the farm, most people don’t understand the connection between the thousands of family farms across the country and the food that ends up on their table,” she says. “It’s important for us to keep telling the story and inform people about the farmers and harvesters that help make our food supply a safe, abundant, and affordable reality.”

Weaver applauds Scanlan’s continued efforts to speak out for agriculture and carry the positive story to non-agriculture audiences who might not otherwise hear the farmers and ranchers message.

“We couldn’t be more honored to be working with Teresa in this capacity and appreciate the national presence she brings to American agriculture,” he says. “The farmers and harvesters featured in the movie take an incredible financial risks to ensure this vital crop helps feed our nation and world.”

Weaver also recently collaborated with two Billings, Mont., based independent, public relations and marketing consultants to serve as ConjoStudios’ national executive co-coordinators for the Wheat Harvest Movie. Melody Dobson of Baseline Communications and Jody Lamp of Lamp Public Relations & Marketing will provide strategic planning, public relations and marketing services to bring a collaborated group of partners together for support of the project.

The new movie title will be announced soon. A promotional trailer for the film can be seen at www.wheatharvestmovie.com. A digital file of the promo trailer also is available upon request.

For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, Lamp Public Relations & Marketing, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@lampprandmarketing.com.

About ConjoStudios, LLC
ConjoStudios, LLC is owned and operated by award-winning videographer and producer, Conrad Weaver. Conrad has provided video services for government agencies, media agencies, large and small companies, non-profits and individuals.

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