It's great to see that at this year's ACE conference in Des Moines, the University of Illinois’ College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and College of Media are hosting a reception in honuor of Jim Evans. They call him "one of ACE’s most recognized and distinguished members."

I call Jim the most amazing colleague you could ever ask for. Jim is an internationally recognized leader in agricultural communications education, and the U of Illinois endowed a chair in agricultural communications in his name last year. Rich Jefferson wrote a nice feature recently about Jim and the chair, in this edition of Ag Executive Advisor.

Jim remains active in the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center which he founded, and through which he and I work on communications initiatives with the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. Our latest article is posted here.