Airing on the Side of Agriculture

Michigan's Heslip Welcomes Baby Dean

After a full day covering how the Coronavirus could impact the agricultural industry and when President Trump declared a national emergency, Dean Anthony Heslip was welcomed into the world by Brownfield Ag News Anchor/Reporter Nicole Heslip and husband, Kyle.

KRVN Partners with Fairs To Bring Livestock Shows to the Big Screen

Local livestock shows went on with restricted access and new health guidance measures due to the Coronavirus; but with the help of KRVN Rural Radio Network (Lexington, Nebraska), extended family and friends could virtually attend the shows. Across Nebraska, county fairs modified their schedules and show rings to give youth the opportunity to exhibit their hard work in the arena. But since most fairs had to limit the number of spectators in person, KRVN’s video division stepped up and partnered with local officials to ensure everyone could watch the shows.

Davenport Discovered Broadcasting in Grade School

“Unlike many in NAFB, I had no idea farm broadcasting was a career possibility when I was growing up,” said Ashley Davenport (Michigan Ag Today, Portage, Michigan). 

WRDN Radio Broadcasts Annual Co-op Meeting

On June 27, WRDN AM-FM (Durand, Wisconsin) aired the Dunn Energy Cooperative annual meeting. 

Halvorson Adds Another Professional Title

Sabrina Halvorson (Fargo, North Dakota) is adding another title to her business card. In addition to digital director for the American Ag Network, she is now also the news director for the Dakota News Network.

Bachmeier is Broadcaster, Auctioneer, & Rancher

Scott Bachmeier (KFYR/KBMR, Rhame, North Dakota) grew up on a farm/ranch in south central North Dakota near the small town of Raleigh. His family operation consisted of dairy, ranching, small grains, and forage. After high-school graduation, Bachmeier continued his education in Minot and found a part-time job at KCJB-AM radio, helping with every aspect of radio he could learn.

Groskreutz Named to Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame

Jerry Groskreutz (KDHL, Faribault, Minnesota) has been inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame.

Robinson is New NAFB Member

Will Robinson (Brownfield Network, Jefferson City, Missouri) is proud to be a new member of the NAFB Broadcast Council. He grew up on a swine farm outside of Wellsville, Missouri, 70 miles west of St. Louis.

60-Year Farmer is Farm Broadcaster

Joseph Doll has been a farmer for 60 years and is still loving it. He is also a farm broadcaster for WGEL Radio 101.7 FM (Greenville, Illinois). 

Voichoskie Joins Rural Radio Network

Wilcox, Nebraska, native Alex Voichoskie has officially joined the Rural Radio Network broadcast team following her graduation from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). A familiar face and voice to many listeners and viewers, she first joined the Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) as an intern in the spring of 2018.