Airing on the Side of Agriculture

The Ag Law & Tax Report

Mark Oppold (Mark V Media Group, Camdenton, Missouri) is partnering with Roger McEowen, professor of ag law at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, and launching a daily radio program, The Ag Law and Tax Report.

Ron Hays: My Jacket Journey

Just ahead of the 2021 National Ag Day celebration, Ron Hays (Radio Oklahoma Ag Network, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) received a text invite/challenge from the Oklahoma State Secretary of Agriculture, Blayne Arthur. She asked folks involved in Oklahoma Agriculture to take part in what she called “My Jacket Journey” on Tuesday, March 23 -- National Ag Day 2021. 

Chase Earns An Award Worth Waiting For

Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc., Washington, D.C.) received the 2020 Excellence in Public Outreach Award from the South Dakota Corn Growers after several delays. 

Harding Campbell Rejoins NAFB

After three years of developing her communication skills outside of agriculture media, Jesse Harding Campbell is back — except this time she’s an Allied Industry Council Member. Campbell joined the Agri-Pulse team as an executive assistant in January.

Farmers Union Honors Wick for Communications Excellence

On March 1, 2021, the National Farmers Union (NFU) awarded Farm Broadcaster Don Wick (Red River Farm Network, Grand Forks, North Dakota) with its 2021 Milt Hakel Agriculture Communications Award in recognition of his seminal coverage of farm stress and rural mental health. 

Hammerich Awarded NAFB Foundation Grant

The NAFB Foundation has awarded Tim Hammerich (Ag Information Network of the West, Eagle, Idaho) a 2021 Continuing Education Grant to take Jay Acunzo’s “Growable Shows” online course. 

Notes from President Gale

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of February, although I think most of us are ready for 80 degrees and corn planting. It’s only a couple of weeks until we “Spring Forward.” Yea!   

KRVN Celebrates 70 Years of Serving Listeners in Rural America

The Rural Voice of Nebraska celebrated 70 years of broadcasting weather, news, and agriculture information to listeners across Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado on February 1.

Williams Receives Pennsylvania Award

Dave Williams (Pennsylvania Farm Country Road and PCN Country Roads Network, White Mills, Pennsylvania) is the recipient of the 2021 Gerald W. Reichard Memorial Impact Award.

Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network Signs 100th Station

The Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network (Waco, Texas) signed its 100th radio station, reaching the largest number of affiliates in the network’s 19-year history.