NAFB Historian Mike Adams visits with former Red River Farm Network farm broadcaster Mike Hergert.

Country Musician and Farm Broadcaster Dale Eichor spent more than 60 years in broadcasting and retired from Clear Channel Radio at the end of 2004. He remains on the air in the summer and fall, doing part time fill-in at 540 True Country KWMT (Fort Dodge, Iowa). 

I fully intended to farm after I graduated from college and spent time in the Army. However, the untimely death of my father ended that dream as I approached active duty and the farm operation had to be terminated. But since he was the smartest man in the world, and he had told me to get an education in something else, in case I could not farm, I headed into farm broadcasting once I was discharged,” said Stu Ellis (WHOW, Decatur, Illinois). 

“Growing up in Wisconsin — America’s dairyland — I thought I had a decent sense of what ‘farming’ meant to those directly involved in it as well as to the people of a state that proudly billed itself as an agricultural leader,” said Jim Timm (Nebraska Broadcasters Association).

Hoosier Ag Today (Zionsville, Indiana) recently recognized its founder, Gary Truitt, as he celebrates 40 years in farm broadcasting.