Marc Strauss is the host of the Ag Hour on WJBC Radio in Bloomington, Illinois. The show airs weekdays from Noon to 1 p.m. Strauss delivers the latest ag news, commodity reports, and live interviews covering everything from ag tech to segments about McLean County ag history.

Despite working in communications, Kaitlyn Riley’s (WI Farm Report Radio Network, La Crosse, Wisconsin) road to farm broadcasting was better described by the shoes on her feet than with words.

WNAX (Yankton, South Dakota) farm broadcaster Tom Riter was presented the Media Friend Award at the 128th Annual Stockgrowers Convention and Trade Show, October 31-November 1, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

NAFB worked with officials from the White House to share remarks from President Donald J. Trump to the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and agriculture community through NAFB broadcast members. In his remarks, the President talked about the harvest, ongoing trade negotiations, tax cuts, the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, ethanol, disaster assistance, and more. 

Agriculture is all I have ever known. I grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm in northwest Louisiana and started driving a tractor when I was 8 years old. I was very involved in 4-H livestock judging and served as a Louisiana State FFA Officer; both of these activities prepared me for a career in farm broadcasting.