One of the Chairmen of this year’s NAFB Washington Watch is Tom Brand. Tom got things started today at the opening luncheon by welcoming the 33 farm broadcasters in attendance as well as the various organizational representatives.
Tommorow the NAFB group will attend a USDA briefing at which Ag Secretary, Mike Johanns, is expected to make a big announcement. At least that’s what the press release USDA put out late Friday said.
If you’ve ever been to a National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) fall convention you’re familiar with Trade Talk. It’s a trade show setup where companies and organizations set up booths and staff them with representatives who are available to be interviewed by the broadcasters who attend.
The plane to Washington, DC today was filled with people going to the NRECA Legislative Conference. And there were people going to the NAFB Washington Watch. After we got our bags we took the Metro. We being Jeff Whetstine, Osborn & Barr, who’s here to work on the Propane Education Research Council account and Tricia Braid Terry, WMBD/WIRL farm broadcaster.
In our ZimmCast this week I interview Gene Millard, Executive Director, National Association of Farm Broadcasters, while at the NAMA convention. Gene describes the structural changes to NAFB and what they mean to the future of the organization.
The National Association of Farm Broadcasters has their 2005 directory online for your viewing pleasure. A number of significant organizational changes were made in NAFB this past year. You can see the results of some of those changes in the new directory.