RIP Dr. Harold Reetz, Precision Ag Pioneer

Cindy Zimmerman

We are saddened to report the passing of precision agriculture industry pioneer Dr. Harold Reetz on August 15. Reetz was a champion of technology and precision agriculture throughout his career, starting out in Extension in the Purdue University system in the 1970s. Reetz initiated the InfoAg Conference in the mid-1990s as a way of getting people together to build a …

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Rest in Peace Ken Tanner

Cindy Zimmerman

A great Southern farm broadcaster will be laid to rest today in North Carolina. Former NAFB president Ken Tanner passed away last month at the age of 83. While no official obituary has been published, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Ken today in Cary, NC at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Ken was one of the …

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Passing of Lee Kline

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting announces the passing of 58-year emeritus member Lee Kline at age 91. Growing up on a farm near Conrad, Iowa, his first on-air experience came in the summer of 1950 at WMT Radio, where he had been awarded the WMT Farm Scholarship and later graduated from Iowa State University in 1951 with a degree …

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Passing of Ed Czerwien

Cindy Zimmerman

Well-known cattle market analyst Ed Czerwien, 70, Amarillo, passed away January 3 after fighting ALS for more than three years. Ed is an emeritus member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and was a Livestock & Grain Market News Reporter for the USDA in Amarillo, TX until he retired. After retiring, he started up CZ Cattle Market Analytics …

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