Newly named as honorary member by NAFB, Sam Knipp retired July 2, 2021, from his final agricultural communications position.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Roddy Peeples was elected NAFB President in 1982. He was chosen Farm Broadcaster of the Year in 1992, and he was inducted into NAFB’s Hall of Fame in 2001. He has been an NAFB member for more than 50 years; but, there is something you may not know about Peeples.

On-location coverage has been the hallmark of Hoosier Ag Today (HAT) for the past 15 years. 

“We are in the 16th season for the television show that Orion and I started: This Week In AgriBusiness,” Max Armstrong said. “While Orion wrapped up his daily involvement on WGN Radio in Chicago at the end of 2020, he continues to do his weekly ‘Samuelson Says’ commentaries on TV."

Jody Heemstra (DRG Media Group, Pierre, South Dakota) was named the 2021 recipient of the Tom Brokaw Award from the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA).