Airing on the Side of Agriculture

Shipp Joins Western Ag Network

Haylie Shipp recently rejoined the world of farm broadcasting when she accepted a position with Western Ag Network in Billings, Montana. Working from home in Glasgow, Montana, Shipp does on-air content including market reports. Her reason for coming home is all very simple: farm broadcasting is where her roots are.


Adams Retiring from a Dedicated Career

Most would agree doing anything for 48 years requires a high level of dedication. Dedication is the definition of Mike Adams, recently retired national farm broadcaster and previous host of Adams on Agriculture (now Agriculture of America with Mike Pearson).

Murphy in the Morning Joins Rural Space

Kyle Murphy (KSJB, Jamestown, North Dakota) produces and anchors Murphy in the Morning.

Jenkinson Restores Antique Tractors, Flies Plane, Broadcasts on Radio/TV

“I grew up on a 5,000-acre irrigated and dryland grain farm in southwest Kansas, and always knew that I was going to be a farmer,” said John Jenkinson (KBUF).

Pearson Named New Host of AOA

Effective January 3, 2022, Mike Pearson will become new anchor/producer for Agriculture of America (AOA), formerly known as Adams on Agriculture

Wyant Presented AAW Women in Journalism Award

The American Agri-Women (AAW) presented Sara Wyant, of Missouri, the “AAW Women in Journalism Award” at their recent convention in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Samuelson Gives Students Encouraging Message

Orion Samuelson, 60-year veteran broadcaster on WGN (Chicago, Illinois), recently spoke to students at Huntington University (HU) in Indiana.

Airing Editor Tells His Own Story

Larry A. Quinn is retiring as editor of Airing on the Side of Agriculture with this issue.

Regional Pennsylvania Newspaper Features Farm Broadcaster Williams

He’s a voice for agriculture across Pennsylvania and beyond, airing daily on as many as 30 radio stations and three networks, and weekly on PCN-TV. Dave Williams’ broadcasts emanate from none other than the farmhouse of his family’s five-generation farm in Wayne County.

Lifelong Minnesotan Spends Whole Career in Radio

Jim Maurice (WWJO-FM, St. Cloud, Minnesota) grew up across the road from farming. He is a lifelong Minnesotan, born and raised in the small west central Minnesota town of Maynard (population around 500).