The 31 hour relay

Invincible.  The only way to describe running a 200 mile relay race with 12 other ag enthusiasts. No amount of training could have prepared me for Washington hills or heat in last week’s Ragnar Relay Race with Case IH. Our team was able to run, drive, nap and repeat from Blaine to Langley, Washington, in… Read more »

Anita Vanderwert to head up Business Development for Brownfield Ag News

Learfield News & Ag, LLC announces the addition of Anita Vanderwert as Business Development Director for Brownfield Ag News. In this role, Anita will work closely with the network’s national sales team to find solutions for Brownfield’s advertising partners. “We are extremely excited about Anita’s return to the Brownfield family,” said John Baker, Senior Vice… Read more »

Brownfield on the run

Have you been to a race event lately?  Not the Nascar, dirt bike or speedway kind, the running kind.  The agricultural industry is meeting the health conscious consumer where they are, on the ground running.  The Beef Checkoff has Team Beef who are Powered Up by Protein. The Dairy Checkoff is refueling with chocolate milk. … Read more »

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.