Airing on the Side of Agriculture

NAFB Member Performs at White House

Never in a million years did a small-town country kid from Higginsville, Missouri, ever think he would one day have the honor to perform at the White House — let alone twice in the span of two weeks.

McCauley Looks Back on His Career

“Looking back on my life I can truly say that I have always wanted to be a farmer,” said Ken McCauley. “That dream came true in 1965 when my brother and I started farming 160 acres that my mother owned. I was 16, and he was 14, but we soon found out we needed more than land. Dad was always good to let us use our own ideas but was always there when we needed him. One thing he taught us very early on is, ‘You have to know what your expenses are so you have to pay harvest and fuel.’  That was such a good lesson even today as our son takes over our operation."

Student Job Leads to Career Position

After what will end up being a year-and-a-half part-time job, Kolt Buchenroth has accepted a full-time position at Ohio Ag Net.

Orwig Announces Agency Retirement

From chapter FFA reporter to chairman of one of the most highly respected communications agencies in agriculture, Lyle Orwig (Allied Industry Council member, Hartland, Wisconsin) has left an indelible mark on hundreds of ag companies and professionals. The well-known ag communicator recently announced his retirement from the agency he co-founded with John Charleston in 1992 — then known as Charleston│Orwig and since rebranded as C.O.nxt.

Dehn Joins NAFB Broadcast Council

Meghan Dehn (Farm Director, KMZU/KRLI, Carrollton, Missouri) is a new NAFB Broadcast Council member. 

Samuelson Marks 60-Year On-Air Career at WGN Radio

As Orion Samuelson (WGN, Chicago, Illinois) retires at the end of December, he will set a record for the longest on-air tenure of a broadcaster at the same station.

A Charitable Way to Celebrate a 50th Anniversary

On October 4, 2020, Skip and Susan Davis quietly celebrated their 50th year of marriage.

New NAFB Member is Multimedia Producer

Alex Voichoskie-Hansen is a multimedia producer and farm broadcaster for KRVN Radio and the Nebraska Rural Radio Association. She started full-time in June after serving as an intern. She is nearing her third year working as a farm broadcaster for the company. 

Media is a Family Career

“I’ve been in radio since 2000, but media has been in my family for three generations,” said Eric Fleming (KGLO, Mason City, Iowa). 

New Station Features Fabulous Farm Babe

The doors have swung open on Madison’s newest radio station, The Farm, 1550AM, and 97.7FM.

Not only will the music be filled with country favorites and the best tunes for the bonfire, but it will also feature one of the biggest names in agriculture in Wisconsin: the Fabulous Farm Babe, Pam Jahnke.