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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RIP Cowboy Poet Baxter Black

Chuck Zimmerman

Baxter Black, nationally popular cowboy poet, storyteller, and comedian died June 10 at the age of 77. I had the pleasure of meeting Baxter in 2007 when he was working with the Beef Checkoff on radio spots and he would entertain at the Beef Board dinners during the annual meetings. He was the real deal, a rodeo cowboy and and …

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Passing of Don Funk, Seedsman

Cindy Zimmerman

We are sad to report the passing of Don E. Funk, fourth generation seedsman and grandson of seed industry pioneer, Edward J. Funk, who died June 9, 2022 of natural causes, according to his family. Don became president of Edward J. Funk & Sons at the age of 25. It was later purchased by British Petroleum. In 1999, Don formed …

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