Thanks to his mom, Brownfield Market Reporter John Perkins has a new coffee mug. Not only does it feature a sketch of a microphone, it is much bigger than his old mug.
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We haven’t exactly “gone fishing” but we are going to be away for a couple of days.
It was 40 years ago that Clyde Lear and Derry Brownfield teamed up to create a state-wide farm radio network.
Learfield Communications, Inc. started with just a few people and now there’s a bunch of us, working in offices and newsrooms all throughout the country.
We are all getting together on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, to celebrate Learfield’s vibrant past, present, and future.
In the meantime, check out this 1984 PBS segment on Learfield Communications.
I’ve always loved talking to kids about agriculture. Earlier this week we visited Pine Tree Elementary in Avon, Ind. to talk to some of the students about what they were learning about agriculture during the school’s Ag Day.
I sat down to talk to Caden Devasure about some of the things he had learned and his response caught me a little off guard.
Interviews like this are just one of the many things I love about my job…
Pictured are some of Caden’s classmates learning about the beef industry from the Fry family.
Storms moving through mid-Missouri Wednesday, April 10 brought flash flooding to several areas. The low-water crossing on Brownfield’s Cyndi Young-Puyear’s farm was impassable for several hours as the water flowing in this branch rushed to the creek. Throughout most of the year, this crossing is dry. Cyndi didn’t have to wait it out for more than an hour, as her husband drove the John Deere 4230 across to bring her to the other side. The next morning, she was able to walk across without getting the tops of her boots wet.
Brownfield Ag News affiliate radio station KMMO held its 29th annual Ag Day Thursday on the Seth and Lyndsey Tyre farm near Slater, Missouri. The free lunch featuring steak sandwiches cooked by the Saline County Cattlemen and pork burgers cooked by the Santa Fe Agri-Leaders, was served up with all the trimmings by members of the Slater, Marshall, Santa Fe and Malta Bend FFA.
KMMO Farm Director Brian Sowers put another great program together, featuring presentations by the Marshall FFA Ag Issues Team, Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director Mark Cadle, Past Missouri Corn Growers Association President Billy Thiel, and Executive Director of Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority Tony Stafford. Other speakers included Dale Ludwig, Executive Director/CEO of the Missouri Soybean Association (MSA), the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council ( MSMC); Mike Deering, Executive Vice President of Missouri Cattlemen’s Association; Don Nikodim, Executive Director of Missouri Pork Producers Association; Trent Loos and Yours Truly.
The keynote address was given by Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association Chairman Tom Waters.
It was a great crowd. There was a lot of talk about how cool it was compared to the same day last year when farmers were busy planting corn.
Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel found himself between dairy farmers Charlie Crave and Dean Strauss in a pie-eating contest. The three were selected from a field of seven by getting the most $1.00 “votes”.
The effort raised over $10,000 for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Foundation. (Strauss won, Brancel finished third.)
On Monday, to kickoff Ohio Agriculture Week, Director of Agriculture, Dave Daniels honored the Fagan Family’s Der Decker Baurenhoff Farm in Pickaway County Ohio as the first farm to be inducted in the state’s Bicentennial Farm Program. Bob Fagan is the 6th generation on the farm that dates back to the early 1800’s. The Fagan family has the original deed signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison, they also have a record book that dates back to pre-Revolutionary War days.