Veteran Farm Broadcaster Going Part Time

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Steever has won pretty much every award a farm broadcaster can win, he’s been a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) for 45 years and served as president more than once, and he has been anchor/reporter for the biggest farm network in the country for over 15 years – so it’s time to slow it down …

Brownfield, farm broadcasting

Brownfield Adds Rural Radio to Porfolio

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a big announcement for Brownfield, a company I used to work for! Brownfield welcomes Rural Radio satellite channel 147 to the suite of agriculture networks it represents for national sales. This partnership increases Brownfield’s current marketing reach and expands listening opportunities for unique Brownfield programs featured along with Rural Radio programs. “This is a great partnership bringing two of …

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Industry News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here and we have gotten behind on some industry news stories that we have wanted to post – so here are a few! Cyndee Smiley, formerly division marketing manager for Region 4 combines and front-end equipment, has been named media relations and communications manager for John Deere Ag & Turf Division for the …

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Precision, Brownfield, Corn, John Deere, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Brownfield Mobile App Features Local Grain Markets

Carrie Muehling

Midwest farmers now have another source for local grain prices. The Brownfield Mobile application, available to iPhone and Android users, now provides cash bids and basis levels for the five nearest grain elevators when farmers enter a zip code. Data is updated after the close of the Chicago Board of Trade each day. The free app is available from iTunes …

Apps, Brownfield

Haller joins Brownfield as Research Director

Kelly Marshall

Ted Haller has been named director of the Brownfield Ag News research team. Haller comes from a diverse media background, working on the agency side and in radio for accounts like Bayer, Monsanto, Dow Animal Health, John Deere, AGCO and BASF. He has also been involved with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and was part of the group …

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New Brownfield Reporter for IN and OH

Cindy Zimmerman

The newest anchor/reporter on the Brownfield Ag News team is Amie Sites who will cover Indiana and Ohio for the multi-state radio network. Amie grew up in Walton, Ind. She majored in journalism and creative writing at Indiana University. Her passion for telling the stories of others led her to become a reporter for various newspapers including the Standard-Speaker, Pharos …

Brownfield, Media

Drive to Feed Kids Combats Childhood Food Insecurity

Jamie Johansen

The Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) launched the Drive to Feed Kids on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair in an effort to combat childhood food insecurity and showcase Missouri agriculture. Funds from the Drive will leverage food bank distribution networks to deliver kid-friendly meals to hungry children across Missouri. The Drive is led by Missouri Farmers Care, Feeding …

Ag Group, Audio, Brownfield, Food, Food Security

Staff Changes at Brownfield and Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner has a new role on the Brownfield team, stepping in to take over livestock market reporting for Brownfield’s radio network, mobile application and website to replace retiring Jerry Passer. In this role, Meghan will be the lead reporter for the network’s livestock coverage and will continue to host Brownfield’s Weekly Livestock Market Update with University of …

Agri-Pulse, Brownfield, Media, NAFB

Brownfield Livestock Market Reporter to Retire

Cindy Zimmerman

Veteran farm broadcaster Jerry Passer is retiring – for real this time. Jerry already retired once after almost 20 years at WMT Radio and TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but he came out of retirement in 2002, signing a six month agreement to cover livestock markets for Brownfield Ag News that turned into almost 15 years. “For almost 35 years …

AgWired Animal, Brownfield, Livestock, Media

Brownfield Rolls Out Great Lakes Ag Report

Kelly Marshall

The Great Lakes region is home to agriculture products like tart cherries, blueberries, dry beans, cucumbers, asparagus, blackberries, floriculture products, nursery and landscape production, vineyards, orchards and well over 300 other specialty crops. While field crops and livestock provide the greatest economic impact on the area, the specialty produce market is still an important factor. That’s why Brownfield Ag News, …

Brownfield, Journalism