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 …

Brownfield, Media

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

Brownfield Reaches 20,000 Twitter Followers

Kelly Marshall

Brownfield‘s social media presence is growing. Recently the ag news company surpassed 20,000 followers on Twitter; their presence on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube is also on the rise. “Research shows that farmers of all ages continue to listen to the radio to get agricultural news and information, but seek out additional content sources as well,” said Cyndi Young-Puyear, Director of …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Company Announcement, Social Media

Larry Lee Joins Brownfield Ag News

Joanna Schroeder

Larry Lee has joined the Brownfield Ag News team as a reporter and anchor for Wisconsin. With the exception of a decade running his family’s media transportation business, Lee has been on the air in Wisconsin since 1984. He has served as News Director and Program Director with several radio stations in the state, most recently as News Director for …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Media

Flinn Joins Brownfield Ag News

Kelly Marshall

Andrew Flinn is joining Brownfield Ag News as an anchor/reporter in his home state of Ohio. For the past 15 years Flinn has been reporting new and agriculture, 14 of those with Brownfield affiliate WKTN. “Andrew’s years of experience covering news and agriculture for local radio stations in Ohio makes him a great addition to the Brownfield team,” says Cyndi Young-Puyear, …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Communications, Company Announcement

Bettinghouse Joins Brownfield Sales Team

Lizzy Schultz

Learfield News & Ag is delighted to announce that Stacy Bettinghouse has become the latest addition to the Brownfield Ag News Sales Team. Stacy will work with Brownfield’s advertising partners in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. “Stacy will be a great addition to the Brownfield team and will strengthen our relationships with advertisers in these key states,” said John Baker, Senior …

Ag Group, Brownfield, Communications, Journalism