Past Presidents

1945 LARRY HAEG (WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota) Deceased

1946 HERB PLAMBECK (WHO, Des Moines, Iowa) Deceased

1947 LAYNE BEATY (WBAP, Fort Worth, Texas) Deceased

1948 CHUCK WORCESTER (WMT, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Deceased

1949 WALLACE KADDERLY (KGW, Portland, Oregon) Deceased

1950 ROY BATTLES (WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio) Deceased

1951 PHILLIP ALAMPI (WNBC, New York, New York) Deceased

1952 SAM SCHNEIDER (KVOO, Tulsa, Oklahoma) Deceased 

1953 MAL HANSEN (WOW, Omaha, Nebraska) Deceased

1954 JACK JACKSON (KCMO, Kansas City, Missouri) Deceased

1955 FRANK ATWOOD (WTIC, Hartford, Connecticut) Deceased

1956 JOHN McDONALD (WSM, Nashville, Tennessee) Deceased

1957 JACK TIMMONS (KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana) Deceased

1958 BOB MILLER (WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio) Deceased

1959 MAYNARD SPEECE (WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota) Deceased

1960 WALLY ERICKSON (KFRE, Fresno, California) Deceased

1961 GEORGE ROESNER (KPRC, Houston, Texas) Deceased

1962 CARL MEYERDIRK (KVOO, Tulsa, Oklahoma) Deceased

1963 BRUCE DAVIES (KFAB, Omaha, Nebraska) Deceased

1964 GEORGE MENARD (WBBM, Chicago, Illinois) Deceased

1965 ORION SAMUELSON (WGN, Chicago, Illinois) WGN Radio (Chicago, Illinois)

1966 GEORGE STEPHENS (KCMO, Kansas City, Missouri) Deceased

1967 BOB NANCE (WMT, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Deceased

1968 KEITH KIRKPATRICK (WHO, Des Moines, Iowa) Retired (Des Moines, Iowa)

1969 WAYNE LILES (KWTV, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Deceased

1970 JACK CROWNER (WAVE, Louisville, Kentucky) Deceased

1971 DEAN CURTISS (KDHL, Fairbault, Minnesota) Deceased

1972 GEORGE LOGAN (WIBW Radio, Topeka, Kansas) Deceased

1973 RUSSELL PIERSON (WKY, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Deceased

1974 LYNN ADAIR (KSL, Salt Lake City, Utah) Retired (Bountiful, Utah)

1975 BILL MASON (WGN, Chicago, Illinois) Deceased

1976 ROYCE BODIFORD (KGNC, Amarillo, Texas) Retired (Odessa, Texas)

1977 MARVIN VINES (KAAY, Little Rock, Arkansas) Deceased

1978 RICHARD C. HULL (WlBW, Topeka, Kansas) Retired (Sun Lakes, Arizona)

1979 GENE WILLIAMS (WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota) Deceased

1980 EARL SARGENT (KWFT, Wichita Falls, Texas) Deceased

1981 RAY WILKINSON (WRAL-TV/Tobacco Radio Network, Raleigh, North Carolina) Deceased

1982 RODDY PEEPLES (VSA Radio Network, San Angelo, Texas) Retired (Dallas, Texas)

1983 CRAIGHTON KNAU (KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa) Deceased

1984 ART SECHREST (WJBC, Bloomington, Illinois) Retired (Bloomington, Illinois)

1985 JOHNNIE HOOD (WPTF/Southern Farm Network, Raleigh, North Carolina) Deceased

1986 KEN ROOT (KWCH-TV/KBS, Hutchinson, Kansas) Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network/AgriBusiness Report (Dyersville, Iowa)

1987 J. EVAN SLACK (Evan Slack Network, Denver, Colorado) Evan Slack Network (Denver, Colorado)

1988 DIX HARPER (WRAL-TV/Tobacco Radio Network, Raleigh, NC) Deceased

1989 MARK VAIL (WlBW/Kansas Ag Network, Topeka, Kansas) Vail Consulting (Kearney, Missouri)

1990 LYNN KETELSEN (Linder Farm Network, Willmar, Minnesota) Linder Farm Network (Owatonna, Minnesota)

1991 RON HAYS (Oklahoma Agrinet, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Radio Oklahoma Network (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

1992 TAYLOR BROWN (Northern Ag Network, Billings, Montana) Northern Ag Network (Billings, Montana)

1993 KEN TANNER (Tobacco Radio Network/WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC) Freelance Reporter, Capital Broadcasting (Cary, North Carolina)

1994 CURT LANCASTER (VSA Radio Network, San Angelo, Texas) Texas Farm Bureau Network (Waco, Texas)

1995 JOE CORNELY (WRFD Radio, Columbus, Ohio) Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (Columbus, Ohio)

1996 JOHN WINFIELD (Mississippi Network, Jackson, Mississippi) Mississippi Ag Network (Jackson, Mississippi)

1997 DON WICK (WNAX Radio, Yankton, South Dakota) Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

1998 STEWART DOAN (ARN Agriculture, Little Rock, Arkansas) Deceased

1999 MIKE ADAMS (WDLS Radio, Jacksonville, Illinois) AgriTalk (St. Louis, Missouri)

2000 RICK HAINES (Northern Ag Network, Billings, Montana) Independent Ag Network (Twin Falls, Idaho)

2001 MIKE HERGERT (Red River Farm Network, Grand Forks, North Dakota) Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

2002 COLLEEN CALLAHAN BURNS (Farm Director, WMBD Radio, Peoria, Illinois) USDA, Rural Development, Illinois (Champaign, Illinois)

2003 TOM BRAND (KFEQ Radio, St. Joseph, Missouri) NAFB (Platte City, Missouri)

2004 JEFF NALLEY (Cromwell Ag Radio Network, Owensboro, Kentucky) Cromwell Ag Radio Network (Utica, Kentucky)

2005 EMERY KLEVEN (Waitt Farm Network, Omaha, Nebraska) RoadFarming LLC (Cannon Falls, Minnesota)

2006 MICHELLE ROOK (WNAX Radio, Yankton, South Dakota) WNAX Radio (Yankton, South Dakota)

2007 PAM FRETWELL (WTAD and WKAN Radio, Illinois) WTAD Radio/Farm Journal Media (Quincy, Illinois)

2008 RANDY KOENEN (Red River Farm Network, Grand Forks, North Dakota) Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

2009 PAM JAHNKE (Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Madison, Wisconsin) Mid-West Family Broadcasting (Madison, Wisconsin)

2010 GREG AKAGI (Kansas Agriculture Network/WIBW Radio, Topeka, Kansas) Kansas Agriculture Network/WIBW Radio (Topeka, Kansas) 

2011 LINDSAY HILL (Farm Journal Media, Lafayette, Indiana) Deceased 

2012 TOM STEEVER (Brownfield Ag News, Jefferson City, Missouri) Brownfield Ag News (Jefferson City, Missouri)

2013 MARK OPPOLD (RFD-TV/Rural Radio/Rural Media Group, Nashville, Tennessee) RFD-TV/Rural Radio/Rural Media Group (Nashville, Tennessee)

2014 JANET ADKISON (RFD-TV/Rural Radio/Rural Media Group, Washington, DC) RFD-TV/Rural Radio/Rural Media Group (Washington, DC)
 

2015 SUSAN LITTLEFIELD (KZEN Radio, Columbus, Nebraska)  KRVN Rural Radio Network (Surprise, Nebraska)

2016 BRIAN WINNEKINS (WRDN Radio, Durand, Wisconsin) WRDN Radio (Durand, Wisconsin)