Airing on the Side of Agriculture

Knipp Reflects on His Career

Newly named as honorary member by NAFB, Sam Knipp retired July 2, 2021, from his final agricultural communications position.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Samuelson, Armstrong Continue Weekly TVcasts

“We are in the 16th season for the television show that Orion and I started: This Week In AgriBusiness,” Max Armstrong said. “While Orion wrapped up his daily involvement on WGN Radio in Chicago at the end of 2020, he continues to do his weekly ‘Samuelson Says’ commentaries on TV."

Heemstra Wins Tom Brokaw Award

Jody Heemstra (DRG Media Group, Pierre, South Dakota) was named the 2021 recipient of the Tom Brokaw Award from the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA).

Cows and Radio Led Stephan to His Career

New Broadcast Council Member Doug Stephan has been around cows all his life, and he has been on the radio since he was 17. Those two experiences came together a few years ago along with a realization that many American family farmers were getting the short end of the stick. Over the years, this led Stephan to do lots of different things on the radio and in various other media.

Hoff Joins NAFB, Mid-West Farm Report

Stephanie Hoff recently joined NAFB after beginning her farm-broadcasting career with Mid-West Farm Report (Madison, Wisconsin).

Linder Farm Network Celebrates Anniversary

The Linder Farm Network is celebrating its 45th anniversary on the air this year. 

Henne Marks 50 Years at WSGW Radio

On June 21, 2021, Terry Henne got a big surprise at his desk.

Rahjes is a News Maker, News Breaker

You can be a news maker or a news breaker, usually not both, but on many days Ken Rahjes (KBUF, Garden City, Kansas) wears both those hats. 

Halvorson Combines Freelancing, Farm Broadcasting

About seven months have gone by since Sabrina Halvorson stepped out on her own as a freelance writer and broadcaster. It is time, she says, that was very well-spent.

New Members Added to Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction

The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction recently inducted its newest members, bringing the number of agriculture industry leaders residing in the hall to 25.