Farm Broadcaster Wins Ethanol Media Award

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Tom Riter of WNAX in Yankton, SD was awarded this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Excellence in Media award at last week’s annual meeting in Omaha. Riter is pictured here receiving the award from ACE Director of Communications Chuck Beck. Riter is a veteran farm broadcaster and a native of Rock Rapids, Iowa. He is a regular contributor to …

ACE, Ethanol, Media, NAFB

Clements Joins NAFB as New Service Editor

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) welcomes Micheal Clements as their News Service Editor.  He comes to NAFB from KFEQ in St. Joseph, Mo where he was Farm Director. Micheal has been covering rural and agricultural issues for nine years. “Micheal brings his ag reporting experience and broadcast journalism skills to the NAFB News Service desk,” says Tom Brand, NAFB Executive Director. “His experience …

Agribusiness, Journalism, NAFB

NAFB Hosting 72nd Convention

Kelly Marshall

Registration is now open for the 72nd annual National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention.  Mark your calendars for November 11-13, 2015 and make your room reservations at the Weston Hotel in Kansas City. Early registration on or before September 27 qualifies you for a  chance to win an Early Registration Giveaway sponsored by WinField.  And a big thank you to John …

Agribusiness, Events, NAFB

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 …


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 …


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