Ag News Director Craig Mead (Mid America Ag Network, Wichita, KS) began his radio career in 1974 at KNIC (Winfield, KS). “I well remember the ‘Stockman's Advisories’ issued by the weather service in those days.

IN HIS FIRST YEAR IN PEORIA…AgriBusiness Director, DeLoss Jahnke WMBD/WIRL, Peoria, IL is enjoying being back in farm broadcasting. He has back on air since last August.

The 2014 edition kicked off May 28 in Union County, OH, courtesy of Ohio Ag Net and AgriGold.  Lee Farms was this spring’s first farm to be selected. The 1,000-acre corn and soybean operation was provided lunch and joined by staff of the Ohio Ag Net and AgriGold Hybrids. Dale Minyo (Ohio Ag Net, Columbus, OH) did his midday broadcast from the farm.

ABOUT HIS 57-YEAR RADIO CAREER…Neil Trobak (KCIM-KKRL-KIKD, Carroll Broadcasting, Carroll, IA) said, “I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything else.  It was fun!”  Neil officially retired on June 2 and was honored by about 150 of his station colleagues and local listeners on June 20.

STORMY WEATHER…Weather is always a popular topic of conversation in farming country, but it absolutely dominated the conversation in northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota in the past few weeks, reports Dan Skelton (KICD, Spencer, IA).

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