Congratulations to Don Borgman on his retirement from John Deere. Don is retiring as the Director, Agricultural Industry Relations for John Deere's North American operations. 

Despite being in the news for its weather, North Carolina’s climatologist says the weather pattern is close to normal, reports Rhonda Garrison (Southern Farm Network, Raleigh, NC). 

Congratulations to NAFB member Sarah Gustin and Richie Heinrich. Sarah and Richie were married June 27 in a small country church just three miles from the Gustin family farm near St. Anthony, ND.

Update from the John Harvey Hootenanny

I gave a number of radio and TV interviews at the John Harvey Hootenanny.  We had a long line of Classic Tractors, two from Maryland and others from throughout the Midwest.” He continued,  “Two men brought a New Holland self-propelled machine that we'd featured on the calendar, and they drove all night to get to the event.  One collector attended who had had major heart surgery a few days before.  They are a good, gritty breed; unpretentious goodness is spread all around.” 

Through the generous support of DuPont Pioneer, the NAFB Foundation is offering 10 NAFB stations and networks the opportunity to begin or build on an internship program with a $1,000 grant. Each grant awarded helps cover the expense of an intern seeking “on the job” experience in agricultural broadcasting. Internships give a new generation an opportunity to sample an industry to see if it is compatible with their goals.