Sugar Cane Growers Mourn Passing of Founder

Cindy Zimmerman

The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida is mourning the loss of its founder George H. Wedgworth, 88. “George left his mark on every facet of our business, Florida agriculture as a whole and the entire Glades community,” said Cooperative President and CEO Tony Contreras. “He was a great friend, mentor, a true leader and a man of the highest …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cooperatives, sugar

Branding Sustainable Soy at #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) tackled NAFB’s Trade Talk with policy priorities from the global soybean perspective. USSEC board member and American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, John Heisdorffer, calls Iowa home where he specializes in diversified agriculture. Soybeans and corn are major crops while swine production fits nicely in between. John said, “I hope the Administration looks again at …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, NAFB, Soybean, USSEC

#NAFB16 Awards Luncheon Honors

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Awards Luncheon honors members for their years of service and creativity. Syngenta recognizes the role farm broadcasters play bringing the news of agriculture to radios across the country and sponsors the awards ceremony and luncheon. Farm Broadcaster of the Year Susan Littlefield, KRVN/Rural Radio Network Horizon Award Winner Lane Nordlund, Northern Ag Network …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

New Leadership Elected at #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

The 73rd National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention is a wrap. A reported 650 attendees gathered and the NAFB Foundation raised more than $18,000. During the convention a new slate of officers was also elected. 2017 NAFB Board of Directors President: Max Armstrong, WGN Radio and Penton Agriculture President Elect: Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, Inc. Vice President: Lorrie …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB

NAFB Night of Honors

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Night of Honors celebrated two outstanding NAFB members as they were inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame. Each are examples of leaders and visionaries in the farm broadcasting industry. Both Bob Bosold, WAXX / WAYY Radio Bob started his farm broadcasting career in 1977 at WEAU-TV, WAXX-AM and WEAU-FM. He was named …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

Wyant Named 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award

Jamie Johansen

During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Night of Honors, Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, was given the 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. As member of the NAFB Foundation Board of Directors, Sara has brought her leadership, knowledge of industry, and willingness to work. She has single-handedly added funds for additional scholarships, raised new money for the Foundation, and has …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Audio, NAFB, politics

USFRA Unveils Faces of Farming & Ranching Winners

Kelly Marshall

The next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching represent a broad spectrum of U.S. agriculture. From cotton fields to broilers, from Texas to Virginia, the winners of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) program were announced this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The winners were honored for their passion …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB, USFRA

Meet the NAFB Foundation Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

This year the National Association Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation presented $25,000 in college scholarships to six outstanding students. Recipients were honored during a luncheon with sponsors and each given time to share more about themselves and their future in agriculture. Glen Kummerow Memorial Scholarship Courtney Wingate is a fifth generation Floridian and cattle rancher who has a passion for telling …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB

Agriculture Reacts to #Election2016

Jamie Johansen

To kick-off the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Mo., we heard agriculture leaders share insights on “Counting the Returns: Agriculture Reacts to the Election.” Jay Truitt, Policy Solutions, moderated panel discussion with Dr. Bob Young, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation, Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union and Jon Doggett, Executive Vice President, National …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB, politics

Changing of the Guard for @USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

Tuesday was also election day for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance board of directors – but fortunately without any drama. Wisconsin farmer Nancy Kavazanjian officially ended her term as chairperson this week and Brad “Pig Farmer of the Year” Greenway, who represents the National Pork Board, is the new chair for the agricultural advocacy organization. “It’s been an amazing …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, USFRA