Bill Zortman (KELO/KELQ, Sioux Falls, SD) was recognized for his diligent coverage of farm and ranch news by the South Dakota Farmers Union during their 99th convention held November 20-21 in Aberdeen.

Nicole Heslip (Michigan Farm Radio Network, East Lansing, MI) said she enjoys being a spokesperson for agriculture. “With less than two million farmers in the nation, I whole heartedly believe not only farmers, but family, friends and agribusiness professionals need to do their part in sharing the agricultural story. I love what my family has done on the farm. Being someone who speaks not only for my family but also for the industry is an amazing opportunity.” 

During the 71st NAFB Convention three college students were award the 2014 NAFB Foundation Scholarships.

Left to right, Liz Koehler (Illinois), Joel Penhorwood (Ohio),
and Shannon Yokely (Missouri) are recipients of $5,000
NAFB Foundation scholarships named after legendary
NAFB members: Glen Kummerow, George Logan and
Orion Samuelson.


John Phipps announced on the final show in September that the program is transitioning to a new host. Tyne Morgan will take over the helm starting this weekend. Morgan said, “John will still be on the show each week; he’s just doing so from his farm.

During the Marketing and Promotion meeting at Convention, we presented the first round of findings from the Ipsos  research. This research was conducted via email survey, September 5015, 2014. The research was a nation-wide survey with 529 respondents, with at least $100,000 Gross Farm Income in 2013, 85 percent of those who responded reported GFI of $250,000 or more.