Julie Harker of Brownfield Ag News has been promoted to the position of News Director. She has been working with Brownfield’s parent company, Learfield Communications for 25 years and is a trusted voice in agriculture. She will now be directing the team on day-to-day writing, radio network content and the website.
“Julie has consistently demonstrated her commitment to improving the quality of the Brownfield product,” said Cyndi Young, Director of Brownfield & Ag Operations. “She is a fair and courageous journalist who has earned the respect of her peers.”
Julie has been covering ag news for Brownfield since 2007. She has covered agriculture events in her home state of Missouri and beyond – from Washington, D.C. to Germany – to tell the story of agriculture. Julie also produces a daily consumer education program, Healthy Living, aimed at informing consumers about food and nutrition, striving to dispel commonly held misconceptions about them.
Julie is the recipient of the National Farmers Union’s Milt Hakel Award for Excellence in Ag Journalism and several awards for ag news and market reporting from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.
The Browfield team consists of 12 full-time, award-winning broadcasters. Their programs are carried by more than 400 radio stations. Brownfield is the oldest and largest ag radio network, with more reporters working on behalf of the ag industry in more states and covering more acres than any other broadcast team.