Brownfield Michigan rolls out with Nicole Heslip as Anchor/Reporter

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Brownfield, Ag News for America, is pleased to announce Nicole Heslip is the Anchor/Reporter of Michigan Brownfield, the former Michigan Farm Radio Network.  Nicole lives in Michigan and will provide on-the-ground coverage of Michigan agriculture as the new programming was introduced by affiliate radio stations across the state on Monday, March 30, 2015. “We are excited… Read more »

Brownfield Minnesota rolls out with Mark Dorenkamp as Anchor/Reporter

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Brownfield, Ag News for America, is pleased to announce Farm Broadcaster Mark Dorenkamp has joined the Brownfield team.  He takes over the helm as Anchor/Reporter of Minnesota Brownfield when the programming is introduced by affiliate radio stations across the state on Monday, March 30, 2015.   Brownfield Minnesota replaces former Minnesota Farm Network programming. “It is… Read more »

Chemistry in broadcasting

Honestly, we’ve only met in person a couple of times. Let’s back up. It’s easy to underrate chemistry. In the business of broadcasting, you can always shuffle the interview around, pull the relevant cuts, and maybe edit out the “uhs”. Every broadcast we do at Brownfield is finite and sometimes it becomes about stretching your… Read more »

Excellence in Agriculture Award

Congratulations to Brownfield’s Tom Steever, recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Agriculture Award from the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the South Dakota Soybean Association!

Brownfield in the winner’s circle

The Brownfield Ag News team was in the winner’s circle at the recent 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention. Ken Anderson was named NAFB Farm Broadcaster of the Year.  Tom Steever received first place in both the NAFB Marketcast and Newscast competitions.  Brownfield intern Shannon Yokley was the recipient of a $5,000 NAFB… Read more »

Frankfurt-bound for Bayer CropScience event

Brownfield’s Cyndi Young is heading to Frankfurt, Germany this week to attend the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum. This map shows where Frankfurt is in relationship to the rest of the country. A few of the topics to be discussed at the Future Forum will include: market trends and cultivation challenges for sustainable cropping… Read more »

A Brownfield riddle

How many microphones does it take to sufficiently cover the Great Plains Equipment Media Day? Judging by what Julie Harker has in her hands, it takes two.

Panel discusses ag news coverage

Ron Nixon, veteran reporter with the New York Times discussed agriculture news coverage on a panel with Brownfield’s Tom Steever Wednesday at the American Farm Bureau SPARC meeting in Kansas City. Will Rodger (background) with the AFBF moderated.

Bacon Roses!

Bacon roses, Bacon Roses. . .(remember the song Paper Roses?) Brownfield’s Julie Harker and Ken Anderson are in Des Moines, Iowa this week for World Pork Expo, or as we like to call it around here, “The Big Pig Gig.”  Be sure to tune in to your local Brownfield radio station and check out coverage… Read more »

It’s a girl!

We welcomed a new addition to the Brownfield Ag News family over the week-end!   Ohio Brownfield Farm Director Dave Russell became a first-time Grandpa when Sloane Kathleen arrived Sunday morning.   I am certain the newly minted grandpa can pick up some advise from well seasoned grandparents on the Brownfield team:  Ken Anderson, Jerry Passer and Bob Meyer.   Congratulations to… Read more »