Denny Banister voiced his final radio market report at the end of 2014. He joined Missouri Farm Bureau in 1976 as a communications specialist producing daily radio news stories and farm market reports. Denny has been called the “voice of Missouri Farm Bureau.” Born and raised in St. Louis, he experienced farm work in his childhood with his grandfather in Kansas.

As the 64th Legislative Session in Montana entered its third day, the one thing no one had to worry about was lunch. Legislators were provided a free lunch by Montana’s major agriculture organizations, including the Montana Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, Stockgrowers and Grain Growers.

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!

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.

Growing Our Future to Harvest Our Success
Planning has already started for the next NAFB Convention, November 11-13, 2015. We are working on developing programming for all councils, including the Allied Industry, and Management and Sales.