PLATTE CITY, Missouri (November 22, 2023) – The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) announces the resignation of Tom Brand, its current executive director, effective December 31, 2023.
Brand joined the NAFB staff in August 2011. Prior to his role with the association, he served as farm director at KFEQ Radio in St. Joseph, Missouri.
“I want to thank Tom for his leadership of NAFB for the last 12-plus years. His passion and dedication to farm broadcasting has been invaluable, and I’m truly grateful for his service to the NAFB,” said Joe Gill, NAFB’s 2023 president.
“A lot of things have changed since I came to NAFB in August 2011. Our industry looks different, but it has done a wonderful job remaining relevant and is positioned for the future. I’m pleased with the status of the association, noting growth in multiple areas — membership, offerings to members, financial stability, and impact to the agriculture community,” Brand said. “Looking back on more than 30 years of involvement with NAFB, I recognize listeners are truly connected to their farm broadcasters; advertisers understand the importance of that connection; and I know farm broadcasting is proven and will continue to deliver its message to this important part of the nation’s economy.”
The NAFB executive board, along with the board of directors, will lead the search for a new executive director. NAFB will share information on the search once it is announced.
From everyone on the American Ag Network/Agriculture of America/Market Talk team we congratulate Tom Brand on his many years of service to farm broadcasting and the NAFB. We appreciate his leadership and guidance as NAFB Executive Director.