Michelle Rook Joins Farm Journal Broadcast Team

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal announces Michelle Rook has joined the company’s broadcast team, serving as the lead field correspondent for the nationally syndicated television shows AgDay and U.S. Farm Report, as well as agriculture’s top-rated national radio show AgriTalk.

Rook is an award-winning journalist that most recently led the farm department at WNAX Radio in South Dakota. She has reported on agriculture from the nation’s capital to the soybean fields of Brazil and has interviewed countless newsmakers, including President Barack Obama and several U.S. agriculture secretaries. Rook has worked as a reporter and anchor for Agweek Television and has served as a meteorologist and reporter for KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls and KTIV-TV and KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

She is a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and in 2006 served as the organization’s President. Rook grew up on a dairy and crop farm in eastern South Dakota and her parents are still involved in the operation. She has bachelor’s degrees in dairy manufacturing and ag journalism and a master’s degree in journalism from South Dakota State University. She also earned her broadcast meteorology degree from Mississippi State University.

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