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Grebner elected President of NAFB Foundation

January 10, 2022
By Cyndi Young

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner took over the duties of President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation on January 1.  The NAFB Foundation is the nonprofit charitable and educational arm of NAFB.  It works to keep the quality and viability of the farm broadcasting profession and industry at the highest level through the […]

Iowa chapter awards scholarships to students pursuing career in land or agriculture

December 28, 2021
By Amie Simpson

The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) has awarded scholarships to Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa Students. The scholarship winners are Sophie Bell, an agriculture business major at Iowa State University; Calvin Carlson, an agriculture business major at Iowa State University; Will Feucht, an agriculture business […]

OFBF members reflect, celebrate, and set policy at annual meeting

December 15, 2021
By Amie Simpson

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members were “Together Again” for the 103rd annual meeting in Columbus.   OFBF President Bill Patterson says “you could certainly feel the energy from the participants, delegates, and members to be able to talk in person about the issues, different tings going on, and life in general.” He tells Brownfield members […]

Pork Industry Foundation launches scholarship to honor NPPC’s Dierks

December 9, 2021
By Meghan Grebner

The National Pork Industry Foundation has launched a scholarship to honor long-time National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks, who is retiring later this year. Foundation board member Barb Determan says Dierks spent his entire career dedicated to serving the pork industry. “The foundation wanted to figure out a way to honor Neil and we […]

Guebert highlights Illinois Farm Bureau achievements

December 6, 2021
By Nicole Heslip

Illinois Farm Bureau President Rich Guebert tells Brownfield he’s extremely proud of the of the organization’s efforts to protect ag sales tax exemptions on inputs and farm machinery from a progressive income tax bill which he says would have been detrimental to the state’s economy. “As you look at our neighboring states all around us, […]

Wisconsin’s state fair livestock auction a “record success”

August 12, 2021
By Larry Lee

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair is being called a record success with sales totaling $303,800.  Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation President Bob Johnson says they were overwhelmed by the generosity of auction supporters. Along with fair animals raising money for their exhibitors, the foundation raises money to provide […]

University of Nebraska President says colleges are well positioned to further ag

April 20, 2021
By Kellan Heavican

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter says the U of N campuses could not be better positioned to help farm and ranch families. He says colleges need to think outside the box when recruiting ag students. He tells Brownfield they created a tuition-assistance program called Nebraska Promise where student tuition is paid for if […]

National 4-H Council CEO: Pandemic forces sale of National 4-H Center

March 19, 2021
By Rhiannon Branch

The National 4-H Center, a 12-acre campus in Chevy Chase, Maryland is up for sale after 12 months of pandemic driven vacancy. National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo tells Brownfield it was a difficult decision but paying expenses on it with no revenue through 2020 and 2021 is detrimental. “It takes millions a […]

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