​KFRM General Manager Kyle Bauer presents the check to rancher Gregg Stewart. “Much of the cattle industry harvests roughage over large secluded geographies where cattle graze with little supervision from farmers and ranchers.  

Jason Vance (Let’s Talk Horses Radio Network, Columbia, MO) began his radio career at KRES (Moberly, MO) while attending the University of Missouri. During a freshman agricultural journalism class, Tom Brand, then the farm director at KFEQ (St. Joseph, MO) was a guest speaker and talked about the radio press corps at the National FFA Convention.

When Mark Lambert (Allied Industry Member, National Corn Growers Association, Chesterfield, MO) read about Sabrina Hill’s second vocation as Mrs. Santa Claus (featured in our December newsletter), he contacted her to relate his own performances as Santa himself. Through the wonders of PhotoShop, Sabrina combined his and her photos to compose this family photo of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Despite cold and snowy conditions in mid-December, farm broadcasters at RRFN (Grand Forks, ND) met the challenge. Mike Hergert said, “One thing about people who live here is they expect extreme weather and are prepared for it! The storms have been very well predicted and anticipated.

New NAFB member, Shanna Harris (KKOW, Pittsburg, KS) was born and raised in southeast Kansas. “I grew up on a farm where my dad had row crops and cows. Eventually, he sowed all the row-crop ground to grass and increased his cattle herd size.” Shanna emphasized, “I had a passion for agriculture early on. I loved being on the tractor or out in pastures with my dad.”