Mentor the Future of Farm Broadcasting this Summer

Applications are now being accepted for 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation Internship Grants. Through generous support of DuPont Pioneer, the NAFB Foundation is once again offering 10 member stations and networks the opportunity to sponsor an intern. Each Internship Grant provides $1,000 towards intern expenses, and provides a college student with rewarding experience.

March Marketing and Promotion

Marketing and Promotion Update
The Marketing and Promotion Advisory Board meeting is scheduled during NAMA, April 15, 2015 at the Sheraton Crown Center from 10 a.m. to Noon. The meeting will be held in Atlanta Ballroom A. 

March President's Message

For many it's the sound bringing a meeting to order, but to farm broadcasters it's a representation of history. Commissioned by Ken Root (a farm broadcaster, past president and past NAFB executive director) the gavel is made with three distinct types of wood to represent the three NAFB regions; East is walnut, South is cyprus and West is pine. The handle is made of oak.

New NAFB Members

Please help welcome the following new NAFB members. 

Broadcast Council 

  • Gregory Bartusiak, Farm Director, WCUB Radio, Manitowoc, WI 
  • Jesse Harding, Farm Broadcaster, KRVN/Rural Radio Network, Lexington, NE 
  • David Sparks, News Reporter, Ag Information Network Of The West, Boise, ID    

NAFB Historian's Report

70 years ago the National Association of Radio Farm Directors, like the rest of the country, was focused on the war effort. As the calendar turned to 1945 many NARFD members were in the service while others had undertaken War Bond and other war related efforts. 

Washington Watch 2015

April 27-29, 2015
Washington, D.C., Holiday Day Inn Capitol South

January Marketing and Promotion Update

NAFB will be attending the National Cattleman's Beef Association trade show (February 4-6, 2015) and Commodity Classic (February 26-28, 2015). We will have a booth at both shows, and driving show traffic to our booth using a pre-show direct mail. Our goal is to connect trade show attendees with NAFB member stations offering farm programming in their area. And, ask a few questions about radio usage as well.

January NAFB President's Update

We are well into the new many have kept up on their new years resolution? I joked that mine was not to make any and take it week by week as what I saw as important goals to accomplish and so far I can say I have done that!

Broadcasting Live

Convention speakers, The Beekman Boys, are in the middle of their 24-hour YouTube live event, A Very Mercantile Christmas. 2015 NAFB President, Susan Littlefield, called in during their event.

2014 Membership Tenure Awards

2014 Tenure Awards

This we had 102 NAFB members receiving Tenure Year Awards. Click here for a full listing of all 2014 Tenure Awards.

  • 31 Broadcast Council members, including Orion Samuelson, WGN Radio, and Evan Slack, Evan Slack Network, 58 years. And, Keith Kirkpatrick, for 63 years.