Airing on the Side of Agriculture

WGFA/WIBK To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Stacey Smith (Management & Sales Council member, Watseka, Illinois) reports that WGFA and WIBK will proudly celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2021. 

From the Heartland to Music City

Jesse Allen (Jesse Stewart to those who have known him the last seven years) resigned in August from KGLO-AM 1300 and 93.9 KIA FM (Mason City, Iowa) to move to Nashville, Tennessee.

Cowboy Boots at the Capitol

As Emily Buck (RFD-TV, Washington, D.C.) went for a walk around the National Mall and stood under the Washington Monument, it hit her just how blessed she is to be here.

Cunninghams Mark 50th Anniversary

In July, NAFB President-Elect Gale Cunningham and his wife, Beth, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Hurricane Laura Damages Louisiana Agriculture, Forestry

Hurricane Laura caused just over $525 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion in damage to the Louisiana timber industry, according to preliminary estimates by the Louisiana State University AgCenter.

Texas Farm Bureau Launches Podcast

Texas Farm Bureau (Waco, Texas), the state's largest general farm organization, launched a daily weekday podcast that highlights important news and happenings in Texas agriculture. Texas Ag Today is a product of the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network. 

Mackley Joins Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio Network

Madison Mackley recently joined the team at Rocking M Media as the farm director for the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network (Colby, Kansas). This is her first job in broadcasting, working simultaneously as a farm broadcaster and still farming alongside her family. 

Vanderwert Wins Showmanship Award

Anita Vanderwert (Brownfield Ag News, Jefferson City, Missouri) got back in the show ring for the first time in 30 years and won the “aged” class for cattle showmanship at this year’s Missouri State Fair, after accepting a challenge from her son, Ethan

Wildfires Plus COVID are Complicating California Agriculture

Fire is a regular occurrence in California every summer.

Petersen Receives Sports Officiating Award

Andy Petersen (Big Show Radio, WHO, Des Moines, Iowa) was recognized with an award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA) for 15 years as an active official.