Bill Zortman, anchor for KELO-AM radio, received the Milt Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism from the National Farmers Union (NFU) at their convention last month.

Mace Thornton, COO of Stratovation Group, has written his first book, titled Jawbone Holler, which will be published later this month.

Stu Ellis, farm broadcaster and agricultural communicator, recently voiced a book titled Back to the Futures.

Joe Gill, farm director for KASM Radio in Albany, Minnesota, received the Industry Leader of the Year Award from Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council in January.


Lorrie Boyer, farm broadcaster for KSIR, received the Shepherd’s Voice Award from the American Sheep Industry Association in January.