NAFB Farm Radio Connects Research & Videos

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting has new research available. Farm radio connects with farmers and ranchers throughout the United States. Recent research conducted by Millennium Research, Inc. during the month of March proves farm radio listenership is strong in rural America. This is the first data release of a year-long, nationwide research project surveying farmers and ranchers on their …

Media, NAFB

NAFB Taking Applications for College Scholarships

John Davis

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation is accepting applications for three $5,000 scholarships for college students studying agriculture communications. Application deadline is June 6, 2015, and the scholarships are named after farm broadcasting pioneers: Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. Glenn dedicated himself to the farm broadcasting industry, and was a respected authority in ag radio. He was a true friend …

Ag Group, NAFB

First Doan Award Presented

Cindy Zimmerman

The very first Doan award honoring Excellence in Reporting Agriculture was presented at Washington Watch this week to Michelle Rook, managing farm director at WNAX in Yankton, SD. The Doan is named after Stewart Doan, a farm broadcaster and senior editor at Agri-Pulse, who passed away suddenly in May 2012. He was known for his passion for politics and determination …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Media, NAFB, NAFB Washington Watch

Remembering Russell Pierson

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm broadcasting pioneer and former NAFB president Russell Pierson passed away last week at the age of 103 and he was remembered at an Oklahoma City funeral service Monday by many friends and fans. “He hired me in 1974 and trained me to be a farm broadcaster,” said another former NAFB president, Ken Root, who delivered a eulogy at the …

NAFB

Farm Broadcasters Offer Scholarships

John Davis

To invest in the future of farm broadcasting, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation will award three scholarships of $5,000 each. NAFB will award the college scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. The scholarships are named after farm broadcasting pioneers: Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. Glenn dedicated himself to the farm broadcasting industry, and was a respected authority …

Ag Group, NAFB

NAFB Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Member

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) has lost another legend. Bill McReynolds, who spent 50 years on the airwaves at WOAI Radio in San Antonio, Texas has passed away. Bill was a 1997 inductee into the NAFB Hall of Fame. Bill is survived by his three sons Michael and wife Phyllis, Mark, and Don and wife Sharon, as well …

NAFB

2015 Interest Rates for Rural America

Jamie Johansen

Brian O’Keane, Executive Vice President of AgriBank, spoke with our intern, Taylor Truckey, during Trade Talk at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. AgriBank is one of four banks in the Farm Credit system. Their main priority is accessing capital from Wall Street and making that available for borrowers in rural America. “If you look at the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, NAFB

Ag Broadcasting Legend Trobak Passes

John Davis

A guy who was the golden voice filling the airways with information in Western Iowa has died unexpectedly. Neil Trobak, a 57-year broadcast veteran and member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB), of Carroll, Iowa, was 82. His obituary and remembrance from Sharp Funeral Home is here. Neil Ivan was born on July 6, 1932 at Crooks, South …

NAFB

ZimmComm Intern’s Agriblogging Adventures

Jamie Johansen

This fall the ZimmComm Team was honored to have Taylor Truckey travel with us learning the ropes of the agriblogging highway. The talented young lady didn’t miss a beat as she jumped right in to conducting interviews, snapping photos and joining the crazy banter. It was an honor to have her join our efforts in sharing the news of agriculture. …

FFA, Intern, Internship, NAFB, ZimmComm Announcement

Yamaha’s Commitment to Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

Yamaha’s ATV/SxS marketing manager, Steve Nessl, stood in front of their brand new 2015 Viking VI while chatting with Chuck during the recent Trade Talk at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. “It is the industry’s first true six passenger utility vehicle out there. Each person in the cabin has their own designated space. It’s not only …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB