Whose shoes?

Brownfield’s Dave Russell shared this photo he snapped earlier this week during the Ohio Pork Congress.  Dave said, “The scarlet and gray shoestrings must mean Chris Novak, CEO, National Pork Board is in Ohio speaking at the Ohio Pork Congress.”

Shoes on the feet of Chris Novak, National Pork Board CEO

Shoes on the feet of Chris Novak, National Pork Board CEO

Having fun with winter headwear

Dave Russell in winter hatWhat do YOU wear to keep your head warm when the temperatures drop?  The Brownfield Ag News crew knows the importance of keeping their heads covered when a polar vortex hits! 

Brownfield’s Dave Russell is headquartered in Ohio where the temperatures have been dipping below zero on a daily basis.  In addition to this fashionable winter stocking hat with ear flaps, he sports a scarf to keep his neck warm. 

Email a picture of yourself in your winter headwear or post it on our Brownfield Ag News Facebook page!  If it’s going to be this cold, we might as well have some fun!

Brownfield Ag News adds partner stations in Indiana

Brownfield Ag News is excited to announce the addition of several key Indiana radio stations. On January 6, 2014, WIBC-FM, Indianapolis; WRZQ-FM, Greensburg; WXCH-FM, Columbus and WYBG-FM, Columbus began carrying Brownfield programming.

Brownfield Ag News is committed to agriculture, providing news, markets, weather, event coverage and feature and commentary programming relevant to those who live and work on farms and in rural communities. Committed to local, on-the-ground coverage of agriculture, Brownfield features an award winning team of nine agricultural journalists, all Broadcast Council members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, along with an agricultural meteorologist, Washington D.C. policy analyst and two market analysts.

Brownfield now has contractual partnerships with more than 350 affiliate radio stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota that carry Brownfield programming. In addition to giving more listeners the opportunity to hear Brownfield programs, this increase in coverage area provides even greater marketing opportunities for advertising partners.

In addition to the radio network, Brownfield includes BrownfieldAgNews.com, the free daily e-mail newsletter Agriculture Today, and the Brownfield Mobile application. Brownfield’s social media presence continues to expand to many platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube.

Muscatine, Iowa Brownfield affiliate KWPC holds Ag Roundtable

Prairie Communications’ Ag Roundtable series of broadcasts continued from the Muscatine (Iowa) Ag Learning Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Vanessa Wetterling, Prairie Communications

The broadcasts are done a couple of times a year on Prairie Communications radio stations in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The group’s CEO, Vanessa Wetterling is a skillful broadcast and well-read farm radio host. For 2 ¼ hours, she made the roundtable discussion format move quickly and made it look easy, said Brownfield’s Tom Steever, who went to cover the event.

Prairie Communications Ag Roundtable 2013

A dozen panelists lent specific areas of expertise, answering questions from Wetterling. They included: Craig Hill – Iowa Farm Bureau President; Iowa State Sen. Joe Seng – Chairman of Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee; Iowa State Rep. Tom Sands – Chairman of Iowa House Ways and Means Committee; Iowa State Rep Bobby Kaufmann – Iowa House and 8th Generation Farmer; Heidi Vittetoe – Iowa Farm Bureau Ag Woman of the Year; Ryan Cox – Ag Lending Central State bank; Nate Pierce – Growmark Agronomist; Ed Ulch – Iowa Soybean Association Board Member; Lindsay Greiner – Iowa Food & Family Project Ambassador; Matt Deppe – Iowa Cattlemen Chief Executive Officer; Wayne Humphries – Iowa Corn Promotion Board; Wendall Shauman – US Grains Council Past Chairman.

Prairie Communications Staff

Vanessa Wetterling is Prairie Communications President and CEO and moderated the live broadcast; David Klockenga is Prairie Communications National Sales & Promotions Director; Mike Weaver is operations manager for Prairie Radio; Jamie Hopkins is general manager of KWPC/KMCS in Muscatine, Iowa; and Chris Streets, is general manager of KCLN/KMCN in Clinton, Iowa. KCLN and KWPC are Brownfield affiliates.

Veteran ag marketer joins Brownfield Ag News

Brownfield Ag News welcomes veteran agricultural marketer Lori Lulich to its Sales Team.

Lulich spent the last 10 years as a national accounts manager for Farm Journal Media. Earlier, she was employed by Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association, Baraboo, Wis., as their director of communications.

In her new role with Brownfield Ag News, Lulich will work with agricultural clients and agencies in the Midwest on their marketing and advertising goals and objectives.

“We are very excited to bring Lori on board,” said Senior Vice President John Baker. “Her passion and working knowledge of the agricultural industry will be of great benefit to our advertising partners.”

Lori Lulich, Brownfield Ag News Account Executive

Lori is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural marketing. She is a former state FFA officer and holds her American FFA Degree. She is currently the vice president of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. Her love for agriculture stems from being raised on her family’s dairy farm near Pulaski, Wis.

Brownfield Ag News is committed to agriculture, providing news, markets, weather, event coverage and feature and commentary programming relevant to those who live and work on farms and in rural communities. Committed to local, on-the-ground coverage of agriculture, Brownfield features an award winning team of ten agricultural journalists along with an ag meteorologist, Washington D.C. policy analyst and two market analysts.

Brownfield has contractual partnerships with more than 350 affiliate radio stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota that carry Brownfield programming. A National partnership with American Ag Network in North Dakota and South Dakota, Kansas Agriculture Network, and TSN Agribusiness Network brings the total of stations represented by Brownfield Ag News sellers to more than 470 radio stations carrying agricultural programming.

In addition to the radio network, Brownfield includes BrownfieldAgNews.com, the free daily e-mail newsletter Agriculture Today, and the Brownfield Mobile application. Brownfield’s social media presence continues to expand to many platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube.

Brownfield Ag News partners with TSN Agribusiness Network

Brownfield Ag News is excited to announce a new national partnership with TSN Agribusiness Network. Beginning immediately, Brownfield Account Executives will represent TSN Agribusiness Network to national advertisers. With 63 affiliate radio stations in Texas, the addition of TSN Agribusiness Network expands opportunities for marketers to reach an even greater audience.

Brownfield Ag News has contractual partnerships with more than 350 affiliate radio stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota that carry Brownfield programming. In addition to these states, Brownfield has a National partnership with American Ag Network in North Dakota and South Dakota, Kansas Agriculture Network, and now, the TSN Agribusiness Network with its 63 affiliate radio stations.

This new national partnership with TSN Agribusiness Network increases the total footprint of agricultural networks represented by Brownfield Ag News sellers to more than 470 radio stations carrying agricultural programming.

For more information, contact your Brownfield Ag News Account Executive or call Joyce Steinman, Vice President of Internal Operations at 573-556-1224 or email jsteinman@learfield.com .

Bob Meyer appointed to Council

From Bob Meyer, Brownfield Wisconsin:

I have been named to the Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council by Ag Secretary Brancel. “ The mission of the Council is to attract, develop and retain superior human resources required to grow Wisconsin’s agriculture, agricultural industry, food and natural resource systems.”

The Council was created by the state legislature a couple of years ago in response to a growing shortage of well-trained individuals for agricultural jobs in Wisconsin. 13-member group, cross-section of agriculture in the state.

Very cool!!

We are growing!

Brownfield Ag News is excited to announce the addition of 9 radio stations in key agricultural areas of the Midwest. Joining Brownfield Ag News radio network on September 2, 2013 are popular Central Illinois radio stations WDZQ-FM and WSOY-AM in Decatur.

On January 1, 2014, several key Indiana radio stations will begin carrying Brownfield programming. They include WKOA-FM, Lafayette; WWBL-FM, Washington; WUZR-FM, Bicknell; WQTY-FM, Linton; WREB-FM, Greencastle; WBTO-FM, Petersburg and WRCY-AM, Mt. Vernon. These stations reach a vast agricultural audience in the Hoosier state.

Brownfield Ag News is committed to agriculture, providing news, markets, weather, event coverage and feature and commentary programming relevant to those who live and work on farms and in rural communities. Committed to local, on-the-ground coverage of agriculture, Brownfield features an award winning team of ten agricultural journalists, all Broadcast Council members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, along with an ag meteorologist, Washington D.C. policy analyst and two market analysts.

Brownfield now has contractual partnerships with more than 350 affiliate radio stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota that carry Brownfield programming. In addition to giving more listeners the opportunity to hear Brownfield programs, this increase in coverage area provides even greater marketing opportunities for advertising partners.

In addition to the radio network, Brownfield includes BrownfieldAgNews.com, the free daily e-mail newsletter Agriculture Today, and the Brownfield Mobile application. Brownfield’s social media presence continues to expand to many platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube.

Black honored at Missouri State Fair

2013_Brenda_Black

The president of the Missouri Cattlewomen’s Association, Brenda Black, received a special honor last week when she was chosen as the winner of the first ever Missouri State Fair Women in Ag Contest. Black received her award at the Governor’s Ham Breakfast during Missouri Women in Ag Day at the 2013 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Black tells Brownfield she gets to do what she loves every day. Along with her husband and sons, Black runs a commercial cattle and cow-calf production farm in Henry County. She’s also a journalist, author, speaker and volunteer for agriculture.

Her state Representative from Henry County, Wanda Brown, presented Black with a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives honoring her work. Represenatative Brown is also a cattle producer and a member of both the Missouri Cattlewomen’s and Missouri Cattlemen’s Associations.

Photo: Brownfield’s Julie Harker (center) interviewed both women at the Missouri Beef Showcase building and they paused for this picture.

Things you see at the Missouri State Fair

Getting a pedicure before the show

Getting a pedicure before the show.  It must have been a costume class.  At least I hope it was a costume class!