Past Presidents

 

NAFB Past Presidents


1944/1945 – Larry Haeg
WCCO Radio
Minneapolis, MN
Deceased


1946 – Herb Plambeck
WHO Radio
Des Moines, IA
Deceased


1947 – Layne Beatty
WBAP Radio
Fort Worth, TX
Deceased


1948 – Chuck Worcester
WMT Radio
Cedar Rapids, IA
Deceased

 


1949 – Wallace Kadderly
KGW Radio
Portland, OR
Deceased

 


1950 – Roy Battles
WLW Radio
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased

 


1951 – Phillip Alampi
WNBC Radio
New York, NY
Deceased

 


1952 – Sam Schneider
KVOO Radio
Tulsa, OK
Deceased

 


1953 – Mal Hansen
WOW Radio
Omaha, NE
Deceased

 


1954 – Jack Jackson
KCMO Radio
Kansas City, MO
Deceased

 


1955 – Frank Atwood
WTIC Radio
Hartford, CT
Deceased

 


1956 – John McDonald
WSM Radio
Nashville, TN
Deceased

 


1957 – Jack Timmons
​KWKH Radio
Shreveport, LA
Deceased

 


1958 – Bob Miller
WLW Radio
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased

 


1959 – Maynard Speece
​WCCO Radio
Minneapolis, MN
Deceased

 


1960 – Wally Erickson
KFRE
Fresno, CA
Deceased

 


1961 – George Roesner
​KPRC Radio
Houston, TX
Deceased

 


1962 – Carl Meyerdirk
​KVOO Radio
Tulsa, OK
Deceased

 


1963 – Bruce Davies
KFAB Radio
Omaha, NE
Deceased

 



1964 – George Menard
​WBBM Radio
Chicago, IL
Deceased
 

 


1965 – Orion Samuelson
WGN Radio
Chicago, IL
WGN Radio
Chicago, IL

 


1966 – George Stephens
KCMO Radio
Kansas City, MO
Deceased
 

 


1967 – Bob Nance
WMT Radio
Cedar Rapids, IA
Deceased
 

 


1968 – Keith Kirkpatrick
WHO Radio
Des Moines, IA
Retired
Des Moines, IA

 


1969 – Wayne Liles
​KWTV Radio
Oklahoma City, OK
Deceased

 


1970 – Jack Crowner
​WAVE Radio
Louisville, KY
Deceased

 


1971 – Dean Curtiss
KDHL Radio
Fairbault, MN
Deceased

 


1972 – George Logan
WIBW Radio
Topeka, KS
Deceased

 


1973 – Russell Pierson
WKY Radio
Oklahoma City, OK
Deceased

 


1974 – Lynn Adair
KSL Radio
Salt Lake City, UT
 

 


1975 – Bill Mason
WGN Radio
Chicago, IL
Deceased
 

 


1976 – Royce Bodiford
​KGNC Radio
Amarillo, TX
Retired
Odessa, TX

 


1977 – Marvin Vines
KAAY Radio
Little Rock, AR
Deceased
 

 


1978 – Richard Hull
WIBW Radio
Topeka, KS
Retired
Sun Lakes, AZ

 


1979 – Gene Williams
WNAX Radio
Yankton, SD
Deceased
 

 


1980 – Earl Sargent
KWET Radio
Wichita Falls, TX
Deceased
 

 


1981 – Ray Wilkinson
WRAL-TV/Tobacco Radio Network
Raleigh, NC
Deceased

 


1982 – Roddy Peeples
​VSA Radio Network
San Angelo, TX
Retired
Dallas, TX

 


1983 – Craighton Knau
​KMA Radio
Shenandoah, IA
Deceased
 

 


1984 – Art Sechrest
​WJBC Radio
Bloomington, IL
Retired
Bloomington, IL

 


1985 – Johnny Hood
WPTF Radio/Sourthern Farm Network
Raleigh, NC
Deceased

 


1986 – Ken Root
KWCH-TV/KBS Radio
Hutchinson, KS
Iowa Agribusiness Network
Dyersville, IA

 


1987 – Evan Slack
Evan Slack Network
Denver, CO
Evan Slack Network
Denver, CO

 


1988 – Dix Harper
WRAL-TV/Tobacco Radio Network
Ralegh, NC
Deceased

 


1989 – Mark Vail
WIBW/Kansas Ag Network
Topeka, KS
KFGE Radio
Lincoln, NE

 


1990 – Lynn Ketelsen
​Linder Farm Network
Willmar, MN
Linder Farm Network
Owatonna, MN

 

 


1991 – Ron Hays
Oklahoma Agrinet
Oklahoma City, OK
Radio Oklahoma Ag Network
Oklahoma City, OK

 


1992 – Taylor Brown
Northern Ag Network
Billings, MT
Northern Ag Network
Billings, MT

 


1993 – Ken Tanner
Tobacco Radio/WRAL-TV
Raleigh, NC
Retired
Cary, NC

 


1994 – Curt Lancaster
VSA Radio Network
San Angelo, TX
Retired
Waco, TX

 


1995 – Joe Cornely
​WRFD Radio
Columbus, OH
Ohio Farm Bureau
Columbus, OH

 


1996 – John Winfield
Mississippi Network
Jackson, MS
Retired
Madison, MS

 


1997 – Don Wick
WNAX Radio
Yankton, SD
Red River Farm Network
Grand Forks, ND

 


1998 – Stewart Doan
ARN Agriculture
Little Rock, AR
Deceased

 


 


1999 – Mike Adams
WLDS Radio
Jacksonville, IL
Adams on Agriculture
Jacksonville, IL

 


2000 – Rick Haines
Northern Ag Network
Billings, MT
Independent Ag Network
Twin Falls, ID

 


2001 – Mike Hergert
​Red River Farm Network
Grand Forks, ND
Retired
Grand Forks, ND

 


2002 – Colleen Callahan
WMBD Radio
Peoria, IL
Colleen Callahan Consultancy
Kickapoo, IL

 


2003 – Tom Brand
KFEQ Radio
St. Joseph, MO
NAFB
Platte City, MO

 


2004 – Jeff Nalley
​Cromwell Radio Network
Owensboro, KY
Cromwell Radio Network
Owensboro, KY

 


2005 – Emery Kleven
​Waitt Farm Network
Omaha, NE
Iowa Agribusiness Network
Cannon Falls, MN

 


2006 – Michelle Rook
WNAX Radio
Yankton, SD
WNAX Radio
Yankton, SD

 


2007 – Pam Fretwell
​WTAD – WKAN Radio
Quincy, IL
Fretwell Communications
Quincy, IL

 


2008 – Randy Koenen
​Red River Farm Network
Grand Forks, ND
Red River Farm Network
Grand Forks, ND

 


2009 – Pam Jahnke
​Wisconsin Farm Report
Madison, WI
Wisconsin Farm Report
Madison, WI

 


2010 – Greg Akagi
​WIBW – Kansas Ag Network
Topeka, KS
WIBW – Kansas Ag Network
Topeka, KS

 

     

2011 – Lindsay Hill
Farm Journal Media
Lafayette, IN
Deceased
 

 


2012 – Tom Steever
​Brownfield Ag News
Jefferson City, MO
Brownfield Ag News
Jefferson City, MO

 


2013 – Mark Oppold
​RFD-TV
Nashville, TN
Retired
Camdenton, MO

 


2014 – Janet Adkison
​RFD-TV
Nashville, TN
RFD-TV
Nashville, TN

 


2015 – Susan Littlefield
KZEN Radio
Columbus, NE
KRVN Rural Radio Network
Lexington, NE

 


2016 – Brian Winnekins
​WRDN Radio
Durand, WI
WRDN Radio
Durand, WI

 


2017 – Max Armstrong
Farm Progress
Batavia, IL
Farm Progress
Batavia, IL