Airing on the Side of Agriculture

Agriculture: From One Generation to the Next

For the Hancocks, involvement in the agricultural industry is a family tradition. Tony Hancock, Missouri Department of Agriculture market news manager, and his daughter, Madison, have grown their bond over a passion for agriculture and FFA.  

WITY Celebrates 20 Years with Farm Broadcasting

In January, WITY Radio celebrated its 20th anniversary of farm broadcasting across the central Illinois and western Indiana regions. 

Medina Wins NACTA Teaching Award

Daniela Medina, a second-year graduate student at the University of Arkansas, has been awarded the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) graduate student teaching award for her service and outstanding performance in the classroom.

Halvorson Publishes First Book

Sabrina Halvorson, an NAFB Broadcast Council member, recently published her first book, a novel titled “Sins of the Father.” Halvorson has been a news professional for more than 30 years and has been actively involved with NAFB since she became a member 10 years ago.

Stangler Elected National ACT President

Michelle Stangler, rising junior at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, has been elected president of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT). Stangler has been involved with NAFB and her local ACT chapter throughout her time in college.

Schmacher Celebrates 26 Years of Service with KTRS

David Schumacher, farm broadcaster for KTRS (St. Louis, Missouri), began his career working for the St. Louis National Stockyards. At the start of his career, he was one of the youngest licensed livestock buyers in the country.

Root Recommends Seeing Where Life Leads

Few of us know exactly what we are going to be when we are growing up. Life changes and opportunities, both good and bad, present themselves in infinite ways, affecting our professional paths. Ken Root is no exception to this.

Howell Works to Support International Agriculture Networks

What began as a study abroad experience in college led to a career supporting international agriculture for Delaney Howell, president of Ag News Daily.

Millard Retires, Remains Solid in Farm Broadcasting Foundation

If you’ve ever enjoyed the sight of a century-old barn standing alongside a rural highway — historical monuments with faded red paint, expertly built with sturdy foundations and strong frames — then you might be able to relate to veteran agricultural broadcaster Gene Millard.


Doeschot Gives Back to Nebraska FFA Students

Giving back to organizations that once poured into you and helped foster the growth of the next generation of agriculturalists is something many strive to do. Bryce Doeschot, farm broadcaster and video specialist at KRVN, is doing just that.