Airing on the Side of Agriculture

NAFB Foundation Internship Grants

Over the next several months Airing on the Side of Agriculture will be highlighting the 2014 student interns at NAFB member stations and networks. The internships are made possible through the NAFB Foundation and a generous donation from DuPont Pioneer.

Winnekins Celebrates 10th Anniversary at WRDN

Community responsibility. That is the theme that has guided Brian Winnekins through his 30+ year-long career as a farm broadcaster.

Where Are They Now? - Suzanne Hubbard

Suzanne Hubbard, a former farm broadcaster with KKOW Radio in Pittsburg, Kansas, has a family of five and is remains active in agriculture...



NAFB EXCLUSIVE: President Trump Addresses America's Farmers

For the second time in the last 10 months, NAFB worked with officials from the White House to share remarks from President Donald J. Trump to the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and agricultural community. Utilizing the NAFB News Service, NAFB shared the update with its broadcast members.

NAFB Foundation Grant Intern Caitlin Oakes

Chosen to receive an NAFB Foundation Grant, WKDZ (Cadiz, KY) hired Caitlin Oakes to serve as the intern for the WKDZ Morning Ag Report and the Ag Edge website this summer. Caitlin is studying agribusiness at Murray State University, with a minor in mass communications.

Ag News Daily Podcast

Delaney Howell and Mike Pearson

Mike Dain Wins Two Awards

Mike Dain (First Oklahoma Ag, Yancey Ag Network, and Voice of Southwest Agriculture, Oklahoma City, OK) received the Milton D. Hakel Award for Excellence in Agricultural Communications from National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson at the NFU convention in San Diego, March 6. “Agricultural communicators are increasingly important to providing a link between urban and rural communities, as well as the agriculture industry and the public. Mike’s insight into the viewpoints of family farmers, ranchers and rural citizens is what makes him an excellent communicator for the agricultural community and deserving of this award,” Johnson said.

Kyle Hill Named Ag Communicator Of The Year

New NAFB member Kyle Hill (KRES, Moberly, MO) was named 2015 Ag Communicator of the Year by the Missouri Department of Agriculture this past December.

Western Water Woes Are Severe and Costly

Patrick Cavanaugh (California Ag Today Radio Network, Clovis, CA) reports on the California water woes. “Throughout the vast farming areas of California’s  Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, intense concern and anxiety are growing over the lack of water for the critical irrigation of permanent crops such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, tree fruit and citrus,” he said. Patrick speaks with farmers every day about what looks like a slow-moving crisis on the farm. California is in its fourth year of drought with the last two years being extremely tough on growers in many areas of California that depend on promised Federal surface water deliveries to their farms. Instead of flowing southward to help farms and cities, excess water is being diverted from the Sacramento Delta area to the Pacific Ocean to protect the Delta Smelt, a three-inch fish listed by the Endangered Species Act.

Member Featured in a Women in Ag Series

Sarah HeinrichSarah Heinrich is featured in a Women in Ag series written by the Pinke Post, and posted November 2. Katie Pinke (Wishek, ND) writes the blog.