Airing on the Side of Agriculture

Young Recognized for Contributions to Agriculture

Cyndi Young, director of Brownfield & Learfield Ag, received the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award from Missouri Farm Bureau during their 2023 annual meeting in December.

Vinklarek Completing Rodeo Austin Internship

Brinn Vinklarek recently graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, and she is currently completing a marketing internship with Rodeo Austin.

Davis Volunteers for Historical Society

Skip Davis regularly volunteers for the Clinton County Fairgrounds Historical Society, and he is passionate about preserving the history of the fairgrounds.

U.S. Grains Council Releases Annual Corn Harvest Quality Report

The U.S. Grains Council released the report in November 2023 that shows the highest corn yield on record.

Sheperd Recognized by Oklahoma Farm Bureau

KC Sheperd, director of farm and ranch programming for Radio Oklahoma Ag Network, received the Journalist of the Year award from Oklahoma Farm Bureau during their 82nd Annual Meeting in November 2023.

Jahnke Recognized by Wisconsin Honey Producers Association

Pam Jahnke, farm director for the Midwest Farm Report Radio Network, received the Lee Heine Good People Award by the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association in December 2023.

Irlbeck Receives Promotion, Publishes Book

Erica Irlbeck received a promotion on October 1, 2023, to associate dean for outreach and engagement for the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.

Davidson Lives Out Dream Career

Dylan Davidson joined American Farm Bureau as a digital content creator. He graduated from Texas Tech University with his bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications in 2020 and his master’s degree in agricultural communications in 2022. Right after graduate school, Davidson moved to Montana for his first job. He started at Montana Farm Bureau as the digital communications lead and then recently made the transition to American Farm Bureau in May 2023.

Burkiewicz Joins GROWMARK Team

GROWMARK recently hired Sabrina Burckiewicz to serve as its external communications manager.

Adams Serves as Awards Show Host

Brent Adams, president and owner of Rural Strong Media, recently served as the host for the Country Music Association (CMA) of Texas Awards Show October 18, 2023, in Lubbock, Texas.