Lynn Ketelsen (Linder Farm Network, Owatonna, Minnesota) received the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council’s 2019 Industry Leader of the Year award.

KC Sheperd is from Canute, a town of about 400 people in western Oklahoma.

Ken Root (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Guttenberg, Iowa) has retired!

“I pulled the plug on my broadcasting career January 3, 2020. Since then I’ve received several emails; and my wife, Jane, put together a party and decorated one wall with letters from friends who wished me good things in retirement and often cited their memories of our interactions during my long and checkered career. I received 100 letters that Jane made into a wall of memories for me,” Root said.

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.