NAFB Foundation Offers Farm Broadcast History Prints

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation has commissioned the first of a series of high quality artwork entitled “Farm Broadcasting Through the Decades” to celebrate the role of farm broadcasting in the lives of farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

“We want to highlight the relationship of farmers with farm broadcasting,” says Ken Anderson, President of the NAFB Foundation. “The voices of farm broadcasters have been counted upon and trusted by generations of farmers for more than 80 years.”

The first painting in the series is a pastel called “Harvest Forecast” and was crafted by Gin Lammert, an exceptional artist from Pulaski, Iowa. Set in the 1930’s, it depicts a farmer sitting by an open window, listening to his radio, as a thunderstorm moves toward a ripe wheat crop. “Since I do pastels with my fingers, and not a brush, I could feel the tension of the moment for the farmer,” says Lammert.

The NAFB Foundation will produce 250 signed and numbered prints of Lammert’s work that will be offered this fall to broadcasters, industry and collectors to commemorate the first decade of farm broadcasting. All donations will help further the mission of the foundation, which is to “support efforts to add value to the farm broadcast industry through education, promotion, marketing and research”.

You can order the first print online now. Print will also be available for purchase at the NAFB Convention November 7 – 9 in Kansas City, Missouri.