New Voice for Wisconsin Agriculture

Mid-West Family Broadcasting has gained a new voice for Wisconsin agriculture. Jenna Lee Crayton is the Assistant Farm Director for the Wisconsin Farm Report Radio Network. Jenna Lee works alongside the “Fabulous Farm Babe,” Pam Jahnke, to keep the public informed on Wisconsin agriculture from field to fork. Jahnke said, “I’m excited to have Jenna as our assistant. Her passion for Wisconsin agriculture is obvious, and I’m looking forward for our audience to connect with her as they hear her every day.” Jenna Lee was raised on her family’s dairy and crop farm in Oak Creek, WI. Along with cattle, her family also owns a flock of commercial-type show lambs. She was a very active member of the Racine County 4-H program. She served as a junior leader, 4-H ambassador, and the Tucker 4-H Club sheep leader. Along with 4-H, Jenna Lee also was the 2010 Racine County Farm Bureau Ambassador, 2013 Racine County Fairest of the Fair, and a Top 6 candidate for the 70thAlice in Dairyland position. Jenna Lee’s passion for agriculture led her to attend the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where in 2015 she graduated with a BA in communication with a double emphasis in interpersonal organizations and public relations, while minoring in business administration. Then, she continued her education at Texas Tech University where in May 2017 she obtained her MA in agriculture communications.  “Growing up in the urbanized area of Milwaukee County showed me at a young age just how removed a large portion of the population is from the agriculture industry. I took it upon myself to teach those around me about the importance of agriculture and those who work in it. I am so honored and excited to have this opportunity to pursue my passion of telling the story of Wisconsin agriculture,” Jenna Lee said. She started her duties with Mid-West Family Broadcasting and the WI Farm Report August 14, 2017. Her responsibilities include all day-to-day network operations, as well as being in charge of social media interaction and event coordination. Jenna Lee became a new member of NAFB in September and attended her first NAFB annual convention in Kansas City this past fall. “It is an honor to be a part of an organization filled with others who share my passion of agriculture and spreading the many stories within the industry. I look forward to continue meeting fellow farm broadcasters and developing my skills through the interactions and relationships I gain through NAFB,” she emphasized.

Jenna interviews Janeal Yancey, founder of the Mom at the Meat Counter blog and a meat scientist, at the 2018 Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association Conference.