Mark your calendars for the 72nd NAFB Convention, November 11-13 at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, MO. Please plan to come early, and stay through the Friday night for the President's Banquet. Convention learning sessions this year range from crisis communications, sales, news writing and retirement strategies.

Summer months are key planning periods for advertising agencies, and the NAFB Planner is helping connect interested advertisers with NAFB stations and networks. 

Legislation promoting new performance royalties for FM and AM radio is currently being considered in Congress, and the National Association of Broadcasters is on the offensive pushing back against new fees and royalties for radio broadcasters. The Local Radio Freedom Act is a bipartisan resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.

Please Welcome the Following New NAFB Members

Broadcast Council 
•   Joshua McGill, Farm Broadcaster, Southeast AgNet Radio Network
•   Davis Michaelsen, Editor, Farm Journal Media    

Allied Industry Council 
•    Jerry Haack, President, it's all marketing, inc.
•    Tracey Mershon, Partner, Mershon & McDonald LLC
•    Kirstin Grantham, Communications, AgriBank Farm Credit Bank
•    Amanda J. Spoo, Communications Specialist, U.S. Wheat Associates

This summer the NAFB Board of Directors will be hosting a New York Agribusiness Luncheon, featuring guest speaker, Chris Fesko. Chris is an award winning educator, farmer, and is the creator of the On The Farm video series. The luncheon will connect NAFB with associations, companies and dignitaries in the agriculture industry, throughout the state, including the New York Governor's office. The luncheon is July 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at The Olde Tater Barn, Central Bridge, New York. For more information, please contact Kim Holland.