Sechrest Recognized With NAFB President’s Awards

Carrie Muehling

2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) President Max Armstrong recently presented an NAFB President’s Award to Emeritus Member and 1984 NAFB President Art Sechrest at Sechrest’s home in Normal, after announcing the recognition at this year’s annual convention. Armstrong was joined for the presentation by 1999 NAFB President Mike Adams, who had also recognized Sechrest with the same award after his term of service.

Both Armstrong and Adams are professionally close to Sechrest, who suffered a stroke more than 20 years ago while serving as farm director at WJBC-AM 1230 in Bloomington, Ill. Prior to that, Sechrest worked as Radio-TV Director for the Illinois Farm Bureau, where he hired a young Max Armstrong in 1975.