Tom Steever earned his degree in broadcast journalism from South Dakota State University and began his farm broadcast career at KSOO Radio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After 19 years with KSOO, Steever became executive director of the Sioux Falls Stockyards, which included twice daily reports on the Sioux Falls CBS affiliate, KELO Television, as well as on dozens of radio stations throughout the Upper Midwest.
In early 1997, at the invitation of farm broadcasters Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong, Steever moved to Chicago to anchor Channel Earth on DirecTV. After the agricultural television venture left the air, Steever served the American Farm Bureau Federation public relations team at their Park Ridge, Illinois headquarters. When the AFBF moved to Washington, D.C. in 2003, Steever accepted the invitation to be part of the Brownfield broadcast team in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Steever has covered farm stories in India, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, England, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Denmark, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and most recently, in Brazil, as well as in most of the United States. Tom served as President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in 2012.
Tom’s career took shape from his upbringing on the South Dakota farm that is still in his family. Tom and his wife Lori have a son, a daughter-in-law and a cat that graciously shares its home with them.
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