National Vice President Board Election Profile: Carey Martin

Carey Martin
Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
Phone (
254) 751-2244

Cell (254) 292-3433

Years of industry experience: 15

Board/Volunteer Experience:
1992-94: Tulsa State Fair Ringmasters
1993: chairman of NAFB New Member Committee
1995: first winner of the NAFB Horizon Award
1995-96: helped run the NAFB News Service from Oklahoma City
1996: chairman of NAFB Professional Improvement Committee
1998-2003: adult class leader, CrossPoint Baptist Church
1999: chairman of NAFB News Service Committee (added MP3 downloads to the service)
1997-98: NAFB Parliamentarian
1998-2002: president, LSU Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Association
1998: founded the Louisiana Farm Bureau Radio Network, the first farm radio network on Planet Earth to deliver programming via the internet.
2005-07: certified lay speaker, United Methodist Church
2005-07: adult bible classl, Pleasant Hill UMC
2007: Sabine Parish Soil and Water Conservation District Farmer of the Year
2020-21: NAFB South Region Vice President

Bio:  Carey Martin has enjoyed a 30-year career in production agriculture and farm broadcasting.
He grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm in northwest Louisiana and started driving a tractor when he was eight years old. Like most broadcasters, Carey moved around the country early in his career, with stops at KVOO AM/FM in Tulsa, the Oklahoma Agrinet in Oklahoma City, and WOW AM/FM in Omaha, Nebraska. He returned home in 1997 and founded the Louisiana Farm Bureau Radio Network, quickly growing it into the most listened-to farm radio network in the state. He took a break from farm broadcasting in 2003 and became a Louisiana Farm Bureau field representative and part-time cattleman. Twelve years later, he returned the airwaves of Louisiana as a broadcaster on the Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network. Although he had planned to retire in his home state of Louisiana, one phone call changed everything. He packed up for one more move across the state line to Waco, Texas, where he took the helm as general manager and farm broadcaster for the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network in 2019. In the past two years, the network has nearly doubled in size, growing to 118 radio stations.