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The Doan

Honoring Excellence in Reporting Agriculture
sponsored by Agri-Pulse Communications



Entry Criteria

The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in reporting skill, thoroughness, and attention to audience interest. Entries should describe the approach used to develop the reporting and coverage of that issue. The entry also should include enough examples of the program(s) to illustrate the scope of the work. All work submitted must have aired between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023.

When submitting entries, broadcasters should consider submitting entries that:

• Relate broadly to food, agriculture, natural resources, rural affairs, and related matters of vital public interest;
• Have the necessary components to potentially cause or encourage positive changes, or neutralize negative issues impacting agriculture;
• Encourage a call to action by listeners to improve themselves, or their industry or the communities in which they live.

Be mindful that these are guidelines, not prerequisites, for your submission. Ultimately, it will be your broadcast, your topic, and your professionalism in presenting that topic.

Entries must be received by Friday, May 31, 2024.


The Doan award is sponsored by Agri-Pulse Communications.


Entries will be accepted from Broadcast Council members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in good standing.

The Award

The winner of The Doan will receive a trophy as sole compensation, with the presentation in front of peers and industry leaders at the Night of Honors during the 2024 NAFB Convention in November in Kansas City.


Judging will be conducted by a panel, selected by the NAFB Foundation. The judges will be asked to provide a critical review of the entries that will be shared with each contestant.


Stewart Doan

Stewart Doan, of which The Doan is named in honor, began his career as a farm broadcaster in Jonesboro, Arkansas, after graduating from the University of Kentucky. Stewart spent more than 30 years covering agriculture news and policy on television, radio, and the internet. His ability to conduct interviews with policy leaders and decision makers was admired by all who knew him. Stewart served as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in 1998, was recognized by his peers in 2006 as Farm Broadcaster of the Year, and was inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame in 2012. Stewart passed away suddenly in May 2012. His passion for agriculture and reporting on the issues affecting farmers and consumers is missed by the entire agriculture community.