Only when someone like House Ag Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte talks do farm broadcasters listen.
I didn’t get to attend the NAFB Washington Watch this year but thanks to Executive Director, Bill O’Neill, we’ve got pictures.
According to the latest NAFB eChats they’ve got a new qualitative farmer media use study out that says farmer use of iPods and other digital audio devices has grown to about 5 percent! This seems like pretty fast growth to me when you consider that they didn’t even exist just a couple years ago. I guess it’s kind of like radio back when it got started. How many farmer had one in the first 2 years? Was it 5 percent?
A high-school junior from Wisconsin was named the national winner of the 2006 Ag Day Essay Contest
The NAFB Foundation is a great program because it’s all about the future and helping the young people who will be a part of that future. It’s the kind of program I wish all organizations had. We have always supported it. Here’s who will be receiving grants from the foundation to help with their internships this year.
The farm broadcasting members of NAFB posed for a picture after the media reception.
The deadline is coming up if you want to advertise in the 2006 NAFB Directory. The deadline for materials is February 22.
The National Association of Farm Broadcasting is coming out with a new ad to position its members as a great media vehicle to reach what they call the “New Rural.”
I have no motivation or inspiration to do a year in review so I’m glad that others are taking care of these duties. I guess I think that if anyone wants to know about the year at AgWired they can just scroll down!
Farm broadcasters were busy last week at their convention. NAFB, Executive Director, Bill O’Neill just sent out a report that announces the change in the organization’s name. It’s now the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. This was done he says to better represent the “full inclusion of agribusinesses, marketing and communications agencies, farm organizations, and all “allied” providers who are integral to the business and marketplace of farm and rural lifestyle broadcasting.”