Airing on the Side of Agriculture

Marshall Named New CEO of NRRA

The Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) board of directors recently announced Tim Marshall will become the new CEO/general manager of the company effective January 1, 2020. Marshall succeeds Craig Larson who announced in March his plans to retire at the end of the year.

Radio Station of the Year

KWCL-FM, in Oak Grove, Louisiana, an affiliate of the Louisiana Agri-News Network (now Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network) for more than 30 years, was honored as 2019 Radio Station of the Year by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.

Veteran News Voice Joins NAFB

If you have lived in the Midwest, specifically eastern Iowa, you have no doubt heard the voice of Roger King, news director, KOEL-AM (Oelwein, Iowa). King started at KOEL in 1989 and was promoted to news director in 1999. He has been reporting the news to northeast Iowans for more than 30 years.

RRFN Hosts Annual "Know Your Farmer" Tour

In late July, the Red River Farm Network (RRFN) hosted a dozen representatives of the advertising agency world for its annual Know Your Farmer Tour.

Kirstin Rall Joins American Ag Network

A new name to watch in farm broadcasting is Kirsten Rall. She is a 2019 ag communications graduate of North Dakota State University (NDSU), who started as an intern and is now the newest full-time member of the American Ag Network team. 

Michigan Ag Information Network Announces New Farm Broadcaster

The Michigan Ag Information Network (MAIN) is proud to introduce Ashley Davenport as its new in-state farm broadcaster. Beginning August 1, Davenport became the face and voice of this growing radio network. 

Change in Role for Brownfield Veteran Tom Steever

Tom Steever joined the Brownfield (Jefferson City, Missouri) team in August 2003 after five years with American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF.)  On September 30, 2019, the veteran farm broadcaster is retiring from his full-time role as anchor/reporter and easing into a part-time position with Brownfield.

Five of the valued lessons I've learned from NAFB members

In this 75th anniversary year of NAFB, we invited Jim Evans to share his reflections on the association’s early years. An emeritus faculty member in agricultural communications at the University of Illinois, Jim Evans began his professional career in farm broadcasting. He is a Meritorious Service Award recipient and an honorary member of NAFB.

FFA Experience Led to Howell's Career

Delaney Howell (Ag News Daily, Ankeny, Iowa) grew up on a row-crop and livestock farm in southeast Iowa and never really knew she wanted to pursue a career in agriculture until late middle school when she had a phenomenal FFA teacher.

Adams Joins NAFB as New Member

Brent Adams marked a new chapter in his career in January with the launch of Fastline Fast Track, a weekly radio show and biweekly podcast featuring ag industry newsmakers, farm equipment talk, rural lifestyle features, and a country music segment recorded at the legendary Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.