NAFB Election 2014

AIC Election Profile: Harold Birch

Harold Birch, one of the founding members of FamilyFarms Group, was named Executive Vice President in 2010, after having served as COO since 2006.  In his role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Birch is a valuable organizational resource (internal for staff and external for clients) and is responsible for both international endeavors and strategic resource and development.

AIC Election Profile: Chase Adams

Chase Adams has been a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting for 9 years.  First as a student member in 2005, then as a member of the Broadcast Council in 2006 representing KBHB Radio in Sturgis, South Dakota and now as a member of the Allied Industry Council representing the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  Chase graduated Black Hills State University in 2005 with Bachelor’s degree in Political Sc

AIC Election Profile: Kristi Moss

Kristi oversees media strategy for all Paulsen clients. Since starting at Paulsen in 1995, she has proven to be an expert planner, strategist and negotiator setting high expectations within ag media.

AIC Election Profile: Laura Henke

Allied, by definition - we are joined or united in a close relationship; we are of similar nature, related.  Allied Industry Council, AIC, is a group of people with a responsibility, an interest, a concern for the radio industry and how it affects us, our companies, our clients and farmer/ranchers all over the country.  The AIC is an integral segment of the National Association of Farm Broadcasti

AIC Election Profile: Cassie Becker

Cassie Becker is the publications and media relations specialist for GROWMARK, Inc. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) with a degree in agricultural communications, and a focus in advertising and public relations.

AIC Election Profile: Kellie Wostrel

Kellie joined Swanson Russell in 2008 as Public Relations Counsel, bringing with her more than a decade of public relations expertise. Currently Public Relations Manager at Swanson Russell, Kellie provides strategic marketing and communications planning, public relations/social media counsel, media and thought leadership training, and campaign implementation to agricultural clients.

AIC Election Profile: Pat Reese

Pat Reese, Media Director for McCormick, leads media planning and buying for the Elanco Companion Animal Health, American Hereford Association and Monsanto’s Genuity, Channel brands.  Pat brings three decades of media experience in developing and implementing national and local media programs and has strong ties to the agricultural media industry.

AIC Election Profile: Paul Neiffer


Paul Neiffer is an Agribusiness Certified Public Accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation and accounting services related to farmers and processors.

Experience in serving clients

AIC Election Profile: Sam Knipp

Greetings from the Southern High Plains! Many NAFB veterans have a working knowledge of my background as I have been involved since 1976.  As a voting NAFB member at radio stations KWNS (now KWLS), KFEQ and WIBW, I enjoyed broadcasting the farm story to listeners throughout the High Plains and Midwest.

The desire for a career in agricultural journalism is grounded in my roots.