NAFB Awards and Stuff

Cindy Zimmerman

The usual awards and honors were handed out at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention this year, but since we were only on-site for 24 hours this year, we have no photos to share of our own. This one is from Brownfield Ag News of Cyndi Young-Puyear who was inducted into the Hall of Fame, along with Jim Evans with the University of Illinois.

(Just for the record, ZimmComm has not been the official photographer for NAFB in a very long time. They hire their own photographer, so if you want any photos, you have to contact them.)

Here are some other winners, according to the NAFB Convention Chronicles.

Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award
Brenda Curtis, USDA (retired)

The 2021 Plambeck Award For Creative Excellence
Single Entry Winner – Selfina Insecticides, BASF, VMLY&R
Series Entry Winner – Wyffles Fall Radio Series, Wyffles Hybrids, O&H Brand Design

2021 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Rebel Sjeklocha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship
Katy Grant, Missouri State University, George Logan Scholarship
Taylor Hartke, Southern Illinois University, Orion Samuelson Scholarship – sponsored by CME Group
Ava Marshall, Illinois State University, Grow Smart™ Scholarship – sponsored by BASF
Dawson Schmitt, Iowa State University, Ken Root Memorial Scholarship (pretty sure Ken Root is still alive, right?)

We do have some photos and audio interviews from Trade Talk in the NAFB Convention Virtual Newsroom