Alltech ONE 2021

Congrats to Two Industry Retirees

Cindy Zimmerman

Two long-time agribusiness industry communicators are retiring from the business the next month.

One of the best farm broadcasters in the business is retiring from Brownfield Ag News. After a 43-year career in agriculture, anchor/reporter Ken Anderson will sign off for the last time on December 30. Ken has received many awards over the years, including NAFB Farm Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2014 and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 2018 Media Excellence award (pictured, with Ken’s wife Ardella).

Ken and Ardella have four children and ten grandchildren. “I love what I do and working for Brownfield for the past 12 years has been a wonderful experience,” Anderson says. “But I am looking forward to a slightly slower pace, spending more time with my wife Ardella, seeing more of our kids and grandkids, and doing some traveling as well.”

Mark Lambert is also looking forward to spending more time with the grandkids in his retirement, but his 33 years of work on behalf of corn growers, first in Illinois and then nationwide, will never be forgotten.

In his Facebook announcement, Mark says, “I have spent 44 years, first as a journalist and then a Communications Director, working with the nation’s family farmers. In an era when we are all so distant from the land, the farmers who care for it, and the hand that feeds us, it seemed a noble task to try to close the gap and build understanding.”

Mark’s retirement will be official January 15, 2021.

Congratulations to both of you – wish we were there!

Media, NCGA