Talking ag with local ninth graders

  Today I had the opportunity to speak to a group of students at Simonsen Ninth Grade Center in Jefferson City, MO. I presented to a group of about 35 students who belonged to the Ag, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Academy. Students at Simonsen and Jefferson City High School are asked to select an academy… Read more »

The magical world of Facebook

I suppose like any blushing bride I love the opportunity to talk about our wedding.  It was almost perfect.  So when I saw a post in the Facebook group “Women in Agriculture” asking for ideas for a farm wedding, I jumped on the opportunity some ideas, photos, and places to look for ideas for a… Read more »

Tom Steever and Sylvia Henkin, his first boss

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever is in South Dakota to emcee the South Dakota Soybean Association’s Yield Contest. While there, he ran into Sylvia Henkin his first boss. She is the second of three generations to own and manage KSOO Radio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sylvia is going strong at nearly 95 years old and she’s… Read more »

Brownfield Ag News announces Harker promotion

Brownfield Ag News is pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Harker to News Director. In this role, Julie will direct the team of Brownfield reporters on day-to-day writing, compilation and revision of content for Brownfield Ag News radio networks and website. “Julie has consistently demonstrated her commitment to improving the quality of the Brownfield… Read more »

Brownfield wins awards at 2015 NAFB Convention

Congrats to the award-winning Brownfield team, who received several honors at this year’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention held November 11-13 in Kansas City, Mo. Mark Dorenkamp and Nicole Heslip received their “Five Year NAFB Member” pins. Julie Harker was awarded third place in the Newscast division. Tom Steever received third place in the… Read more »

Julie Harker receives Service Excellence Public Relations award

Brownfield anchor/reporter Julie Harker has received an award from the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) for her reports on people involved in agriculture who are recovering from traumatic brain injury. On October 17th, Julie received the Service Excellence Public Relations award at the 12th Annual Statewide Professional Conference of BIA-MO in St. Charles, Missouri,… Read more »

Bob Meyer receives Honorary American FFA Degree

A BIG congratulations to one of our own Brownfield reporters, Bob Meyer, on receiving his Honorary American FFA Degree this year at the National FFA Convention held October 28-31 in Louisville, Kentucky. Bob has had a lifelong involvement with the Wisconsin FFA and National FFA Organizations. From serving as vice president of his hometown chapter… Read more »

A look at how crop reports come together

The USDA’s crop production reports draw plenty of attention and plenty of questions about how the data is generated. From March to July, the numbers are created using trend line yields, assumptions about weather, and surveying farmers to find out what they intend to plant and on how many acres. The August report is the… Read more »

Carroll County presents Ag Youth Award

Clayton Ruter of Shannon, Illinois is the 2015 Youth in Agriculture Award Winner for Carroll County.  Clayton is the son of Jim & Kayla Ruter and is a 2015 Graduate of Eastland High School.  He plans on attending BlackHawk East College in Kewanee before transferring to Palmer College of Chiropractic to study Animal Chiropratic.  He… Read more »

Two Illinois youths receive “Youth in Ag” Awards

WCCI radio was proud to present two Brownfield Ag News “Youth in Ag” awards to recipients from Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties in Illinois. The 2015 “Youth in Ag” Winner for Stephenson County is Daniel Obert of Orangeville. Daniel is a 2015 graduate of Orangeville High School and will be attending Illinois State University in… Read more »