A prior NAFB Scholarship Winner and past president, Pam Jahnke aka The Fabulous Farm Babe, has taken home this year’s Farm Broadcaster of the Year Award. Pam is in her 25th year as a NAFB member and has had a career in radio, television, and social media in her market. Pam figures she’s logged about 25,000 miles to her 17 affiliates from the Illinois/Wisconsin border all the way to the northern regions of Wisconsin.
“I approach the farm department at Midwest Family Broadcasting very much like it’s my own business. In that regard, I work every day on any area that can improve my relationship with my audiences, clients and workmates.”
Pam was also just recently awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree and UW-Madison’s College of Agriculture has given her its Honorary Recognition for “leadership, integrity, and unselfish services, making significant contributions in the areas of agriculture, life sciences, natural resources and social science.”
NAFB’s 2013 Horizon Award is Rob Winters of WOWO Radio, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rob hands out six daily doses and a mid-day market report over the airwaves reaching more than 40,000 listeners in portions of three states. Throughout the year Rob will attend about 30 farm events.
He’s created a very successful weekly program called “Midwest Ag Matters” which allows him to dig deeper into stories about family farmers. He is the founder, producer, and host of this extremely popular and profitable endeavor. Rob also functions, like many farm broadcasters do, as the local sales manager for WOWO. His local sales have risen 30% over last year.
2013 NAFB Convention Photo Album