by Ken Root
Associate Farm Broadcaster, Ben Nuelle, was presented the Doan Award by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting at Agriculture Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Monday.
Nuelle was cited for his series; “Buried to the Neck” about a Missouri farmer who was covered with corn and trapped in a grain bin. He lived through an ordeal but most do not. Ben’s original interview and expanded coverage won the highest honor of the Farm Broadcasting association.
The Doan award was recently renamed for veteran farm broadcaster, Stewart Doan who died in 2012. The award has been given since the 1960’s as the Oscar in Agriculture. It was conceived by Dekalb Seed Company and passed through several underwriters through the years.
Agri-Pulse Communications is the current underwriter. It remains the most prestigious award for journalism in farm broadcasting. Nuelle won in his first year of eligibility.
Listen to the Missouri farmer’s story here.