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

New Award Honors Two Montana Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) recently honored the late Conrad Burns, U.S. Senator and farm broadcaster, with the first-ever Conrad Burns Ag Technology Award – appropriately presented to Taylor Brown, owner of the Northern Ag Network which was founded by Burns in 1975. Sen. Daines presented the award last month at the Montana Ag Summit on June 1 Before about 700 …

NAFB

NAFB Foundation To Offer $20,000 in Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

The NAFB Foundation will be offering four $5,000 scholarships this year as part of an ongoing investment in the future of farm broadcasting and commitment to offering support for college students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. Scholarships are available to students who meet the following criteria: College juniors, seniors or graduate students for Fall Semester 2017 Enrolled in a college …

Agriculture Education, Award, NAFB, University

2017 Doan Award Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The winner of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation’s prestigious Doan Award is Dustin Hoffmann, farm broadcaster with KLGR Radio in Redwood Falls, Minn. Hoffmann’s winning entry titled, Yearly Cattle Vaccinations in Southwest Minnesota, focused on herd health management, detailing the care and low-stress treatment of the calves. The Doan was announced at the conclusion of the Agri-Pulse Farm …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Audio, NAFB

Agrible Working with Deere Ops Center

Cindy Zimmerman

At the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk we learned that Agrible’s Morning Farm Report is now available through the John Deere Operations Center. “I have yet to met the grower who wants to enter the information twice – and quite honestly, most of them don’t even want to do it once,” said Agrible’s Jason Little. “We have …

Audio, data, John Deere, NAFB

Sustainability was GROWMARK Topic at #NAFB16

Cindy Zimmerman

Lance Ruppert is the Director of Agronomy Marketing for GROWMARK. Among his many other responsibilities, Ruppert participated in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event in Kansas City earlier this month, talking about the GROWMARK Endure sustainability platform and how higher yields are being attained more sustainably with better agronomics. With the genetic potential for crops is on …

Audio, GROWMARK, NAFB, Sustainability

NCBA Talks Trade at #NAFB16 Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

Like most agricultural organizations at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk this year, trade is one of the big issues the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) wanted to talk about. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, NCBA, said “I think when we are looking at the issue of tax reform, when we are looking at trying …

Audio, Beef, NAFB, NCBA

BASF Provides Zidua® PRO Details at #NAFB16

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF just announced new Zidua® PRO pre-emergent herbicide for soybean farmers earlier this month so Technical Marketing Manager Daniel Waldstein was able to provide the latest details at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk. “It’s got three unique chemistries combined together that gives us three different sites of action,” said Waldstein. “That gives us broad …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, NAFB, weeds

GROWMARK’s Post-Election Policy Priorities

Lizzy Schultz

Most of the discussion during the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention was focused on the outcome of the Presidential election and what it means for agriculture, highlighting this election’s importance to so many people in our nation. This election was also important for both agriculture industry groups and agribusinesses, and Chuck Spencer, Executive Director for Corporate and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Government, GROWMARK, NAFB, politics