New AMR 2014 Corn Belt Study

NAFB included questions in the AMR Corn Belt Study this past spring. A few highlights from the study include: 

  • 89% of all farmers in the Corn Belt with $100,000 GFI listen to the radio for farm markets, weather or farm news report in general
  • Daily farm radio listeners
    • 62% of all farmers surveyed listen daily to the radio 
    • 89% of all farmers surveyed listen three or more days per week 

Marketing and Promotion Update

It has been a busy couple of months between NAFB Planner updates, travel to several industry events, and working on the next NAFB research project. 

New NAFB Events & Service Manager Named

Please help us welcome Kim Holland to the NAFB Team. Kim is familiar face to many members, as she has been our key contact at the Westin Crown Center for many years. Kim’s first day with NAFB will be Monday, September 15.

Congratulations Seanica Otterby

Seanica, NAFB News Service Editor, and her husband, Jimmy, welcomed a baby son, Dillon James on August 12.

Goodbye Aaron Corbet

Aaron’s last day with NAFB is Friday, September 19. He has accepted a United States Army Recruiter position in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Historian's Report

While NAFB business meetings in recent years have been short and void of controversy, that hasn't always been the case. Those of us who remember meetings in the 70's, 80's and 90's remember long, emotional debates with members standing in line at microphones waiting to speak. Many of those debates centered around membership qualifications but that was by no means a new topic of discussion. At the organization's very first meeting in 1944, the question of membership qualifications was discussed at length

Welcome New NAFB Members

The NAFB membership is growing. Please help us welcome several new and honorary members to the association.

71st Convention Plans Coming Together

This November in Kansas City, NAFB will celebrate its 71st convention with the theme “From Our Roots Our Future Grows.”

From the Editor's Notebook: What do you want to be when you grow up?

As I edit the submissions for each month’s installments of NAFB eChats, I find myself pondering the overarching “theme” behind the month’s dispatch. This month, with stories about our Foundation internship program and photos featuring longtime University of Illinois professor Jim Evans, my mind wandered toward one of my favorite self-reflective questions: what do I want to be when I grow up?

Ten NAFB Member Entities Receive Internship Grants

Thanks in part to the generosity of DuPont Pioneer, the NAFB Foundation Internship Program recently announced plans to offer multiple $1,000 internship grants to member stations and networks.