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 »

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 »