Iowa Farm Broadcaster Wins The Doan

Congratulations to Ben Nuelle, Farm Broadcaster with Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Des Moines, Iowa. Ben was awarded The Doan during 2016 National Ag Day Celebrations. Ben’s winning entry titled “Buried To The Neck” provides a first-person perspective on surviving a horrific grain bin entrapment. All farmers know the danger of becoming entrapped in grain, and very few survive. He interviewed survivor Dennis Schneider of Corder, Missouri for the news story. Dennis Schneider’s mission moving forward is to educate on grain bin safety, and help prevent this from happening to others. Click Here To Listen To the Story

The Doan was presented during National Ag Day Celebrations, March 14, 2016, and presented by the NAFB Foundation, through a gift from Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. The Doan is named after Stewart Doan, a farm broadcaster and senior editor at Agri-Pulse, who passed away suddenly in May 2012. He was known for his passion for politics and determination for delivering breaking farm and rural policy news. Doan’s reporting on issues affecting farmers and consumers is missed by the entire agriculture community. He served as NAFB president in 1998.

“Steward Doan helped Agri-Pulse build our Washington policy coverage with a series of weekly and daily broadcasts on – a tradition that continues to this day. Agri-Pulse is honored to celebrate his tremendous legacy as well as the important role that all broadcasters play in educating the American public about farming, food and rural issues,” said Agri-Pulse CEO and founder Sara Wyant. “The Doan Award is a great way to recognize excellence in broadcasting.”

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