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Mark Vail Inducted into NAFB Hall of Fame

Two honored for their contributions to the farm broadcasting industry.

 

 

PLATTE CITY, Missouri (November 14, 2017) –  Nebraska Farm Broadcaster, Mark Vail, was inducted into the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Hall of Fame during the 74th NAFB Convention last week in Kansas City, MO. Mark Vail is the AgriBusiness and news anchor at KFGE in Lincoln, Nebraska.   Click Here For Video  Photo For Publication

The NAFB Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded by the organization. Each year since 1986 NAFB recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the farm broadcasting industry. Gary Wergin was also posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“The NAFB Hall of Fame recognizes members for their leadership, dedication, career achievements, and impact to the industry,” says Brian Winnekins, NAFB Past President and Hall of Fame Chair. “Mark’s involvement with the business of farm broadcasting has been going strong since he joined in 1976, this year we salute Mark’s talent, and dedication to this industry.”

During Mark’s career, he has been actively engaged in multiple facets of the industry, lending his radio knowledge, and expertise along the way. He has filled many roles from Farm Director to Chief Operating Officer of a 23-station radio group. Today, Mark is back on-air as the AgriBusiness and News Anchor with NRG Media in Lincoln, NE. Over the course of his career, Mark had the opportunity to cover ag news from all over the world, including China, Israel, Germany, and several more countries. In addition to his broadcasting roles, he was integral in the development of AgriTalk in 1994. Vail served as NAFB President in 1989 and chaired many committees including serving as editor of the associations publication CHATS. He also served several terms on the NAFB Board of Directors. Mark also served the Association as Executive Director. He received the Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award as an Allied Industry member in 2008, and the Kansas Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2013.

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting is a 501(c)(6) professional organization whose mission is to lead, promote and support growth in agricultural and rural broadcasting for the benefit of our members, audience, and industry. NAFB farm broadcasters are heard on more than 1,500 stations AM, FM, TV and satellite stations coast-to-coast every day of the week.