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Winnekins Named National President of NAFB
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/06/2016

One of Wisconsin's farm radio personalities has been elected president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. Brian Winnekins of WRDN in Durand was selected by his peers during the NAFB convention this past fall in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization helps serve the interest of its members by providing network opportunities for farm broadcasters across the county.

Winnekins has been involved with NAFB for the past 17 years. He served as vice president during the past year and is also a former regional VP for the organization.

Brian began his radio career while in college at WKTY in La Crosse. In 2011, he moved to Durand and purchased WRDN, which had been off the air for several years at the time. The station reaches more than 6,500 farms, accounting for $1.3 billion dollars in agricultural commodity sales.

"Our listeners tune-in daily for commodity markets, agriculture-focused weather forecasts, and local and national farm news to help them better understand the complexity of the global ag industry," Winnekins said. "We hear time and time again how important the locally produced ag news is for farmers and ranchers."

Winnekins is the second NAFB president from Wisconsin. Madison Farm Broadcaster Pam Jahnke led the group in 2008-09.

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