Lenexa, Kan., (Nov. 23, 2022) – Farm Journal’s Tyne Morgan, host of U.S. Farm Report, was honored with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s 2022 Doan Award at the group’s annual convention Nov. 17 in Kansas City, Mo. The Doan recognizes excellence in reporting agriculture through skill, thoroughness and attention to audience interest.
Morgan’s winning entry told the story of the Brandon Leseberg family of Rock Port, Mo., and five neighbors who saved his life while rescuing his son from drowning in a well. The award-winning story can be viewed here: https://www.agweb.com/news/livestock/beef/remarkable-rescue-five-farmers-save-father-and-6-year-old-son-after-falling-70
“The Leseberg family’s story — and the community rescue that ensued — was an incredible story of survival and one I’ll never forget,” said Morgan. “In a situation where so much could go wrong, the outcome is one in which those who rescued the Lesebergs can’t even explain. The family agreed to share their story exclusively with Farm Journal to help make others ‘well aware’ and possibly save another life. It was an honor to help them do that.”
The Doan award is presented annually in honor of Stewart Doan, who spent more than 30 years covering agriculture news and policy. Doan served as president of NAFB in 1998, was recognized in 2006 as Farm Broadcaster of the Year and inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame in 2012.
Other awards won by Farm Journal include AgDay, the daily newscast of record for American agriculture hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Clinton Griffiths, taking top honors in the Video Newscast Award for three of the past four years. Griffiths also was honored for producing the top Video Interview Award entry, which featured an exclusive interview with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The interview can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xasbXUhSg5g&t=7s
“It is a true honor for Farm Journal to be recognized for its outstanding work on the company’s broadcast platforms,” said Charlene Finck, president of Farm Journal. “Our broadcast team is dedicated to serving the needs of the agriculture industry and telling the story of American farmers and their role in our global food supply chain.”
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Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 146 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. Trust In Food is a Farm Journal initiative dedicated to accelerating the adoption of climate-smart and regenerative agriculture in ways that work for producers and enhance connection to consumers. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.