On December 10, 2019, Orion Samuelson (WGN Radio, Chicago, Illinois) marked his 45th year of doing a live year-end TV-radio interview with the Secretary of Agriculture in his office in Washington, D.C.

If you were confused when you read George Bower (KICD, Spencer, Iowa) is a new NAFB member, you’re not alone. He left broadcasting for 10 months, but now he’s back.

In 2019, on its 100th birthday, Colorado Farm Bureau awarded Farm Broadcaster Brian Allmer  (Brian Allmer Radio Network, Briggsdale, Colorado) with its Service to Agriculture award.

Stu Ellis (WHOW, Decatur, Illinois) has been a well-known agricultural communicator in Illinois for nearly 50 years. 

Mace Thornton is vice president of communications and marketing for the United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council.