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. 

FORMER FARM BROADCASTER JOINS OSBORN BARR AS PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR…The Osborn Barr mission is to be agriculture and rural America’s greatest advocate, but today, there is a growing societal pressure facing agriculture. One way Osborn Barr (O+B) is growing is by adding Josh St.Peters, an award-winning broadcaster, strategist and communicator, as its director of public relations.

A tornado touched down last Sunday night, April 27, in north Central Arkansas. Gary DiGiuseppe (Arkansas Radio Network, Little Rock, AR) said, “Among the hardest hit communities were Vilonia and Mayflower in Faulkner County, north of Little Rock. The county recorded 10 fatalities.