The 73rd National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention is one for the record books. A reported 650 attendees gathered and the NAFB Foundation raised more than $18,000. During the convention a new slate of officers was also elected.
2017 NAFB Board of Directors
President: Max Armstrong, WGN Radio and Penton Agriculture
President Elect: Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, Inc.
Vice President: Lorrie Boyer, KSIR Radio
South Region VP: Gary Cooper, AgNet Radio Network
West Region VP: Sarbina Hill, AgNet West Radio Network
East Region VP: Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.
Allied Industry Council: Laura Henke, FLM+
Allied Industry Council: Mark Lambert, NCGA
Management Sales Council: Breck Von Bank, Brownfield Ag News
Management Sales Council: Tim Marshall, KRVN Rural Radio Network
Marketing & Promotions Chair: Lance Knudson, American Ag Network
For the first time in NAFB history, a president was elected without following the ranks on the officer team. As a farm broadcaster with a 40 year career and a household name to farmers and ranchers nationwide, Max Armstrong had never run for NAFB office but he decided now was the time for a leadership role.
“I want to help elevate the status of NAFB. It is already highly regarded, but I think there is even more we can do to make it more commonly known throughout the agriculture community and how it represents the individual broadcaster from across the country.”
Learn more about his goals for NAFB in this interviews: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nafb-16-armstrong.mp3″ text=”Interview with Max Armstrong, NAFB President-Elect”]
View and download photos from the event here: NAFB Convention Photo Album