As Emily Buck (RFD-TV, Washington, D.C.) went for a walk around the National Mall and stood under the Washington Monument, it hit her just how blessed she is to be here.

I have spent most of my professional career in farm broadcasting. I would like to give back to an industry and an organization that has provided so much for me. I want to help promote our industry. Even though it has had great changes over the years, its relevance and importance has not changed.

Born and raised on a Stearns County dairy farm in Central Minnesota. I've worked at KASM Radio in Albany - located just 2 miles down the road from the family farm - since the summer of 1999. I've been Farm Director since 2009. 

Since 1975, I have attended the NAFB Convention every year and been proud to be a voting member since 1977.  I am at the point of my career when now my employer and I am willing to take the steps necessary for me to help lead the organization I sincerely believe in, into a new era of informing new generations of consumers and agriculture professionals of the importance of production agriculture at home and around the world. 

This organization has been an integral part of my personal professional development since my first days as a student member. I want to do everything I can to make sure NAFB can play that same role for future generations of farm broadcasters and the agricultural industry as a whole.