Dustin Hoffmann, Supervising Editor & Farm Broadcaster
Dustin has been in radio since 2007 and a farm broadcaster since 2014. In that short amount of time, Dustin’s work has been recognized at the local, state and national levels. Dustin was the 2016 Minnesota Farmer’s Union Ag Communicator of the Year and the 2017 recipient of the Doan Award. Dustin’s listeners have appreciated that he tells agriculture’s story from a personal and relatable point of view.
Dustin is the network’s broadcast supervisor and oversees all day-to-day programming functions. He is a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.
Dustin lives in Ankeny with his wife Vanessa, daughter Jaydee, and son Mattox.
Riley Smith, Digital Editor & Farm Broadcaster
A recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Riley Smith is the newest member of the IARN team. He has deep roots in agriculture, growing up on a family farm near Griswold, Iowa.
Riley is no stranger to radio, with experience at KJAN radio in Atlantic, IA, and as music director at Northwest’s student-run radio station, KZLX. He brings value to the network not only with his broadcasting experience, but also with his skills working with video production, podcasting, and social media.
Riley currently lives in Ankeny.
Mark Magnuson, Field Editor & Farm Broadcaster
Mark grew up in Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 2005. After graduation he attended the University of Nebraska and earned a journalism degree from the college of journalism.
Most recently, Mark was the play-by-play voice of the Spencer Tigers for KICD radio in Spencer Iowa providing play-by-play coverage for football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, softball, and baseball. Mark also hosted the daily midday show on More 104.9 (KMRR).
Mark serves the radio network as its field reporter and is a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.
Russ Parker, Manager of Operations
Serving as Manager of Operations, Russ Parker has been part of IABN since its beginnings. Along with partner Ken Root, the two started the network in 2010. Ken retired in 2020 selling his share of the company to Russ.
A salesman and marketer by trade, Russ has spent his 45 year career listening to and implementing solutions for ag marketers, looking to extend their brands and grow their sales. Also, with a degree in Ag Journalism from Iowa State, Russ contributes to the network’s content via interviews and offering faith-based insight via the Weekend Ag Matters program.
Chris Belisle, Business Manager
Chris has been with the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network since its’ inception. He is a New England Native who currently resides in Connecticut with his wife Michelle and their three children. In his spare time, you will likely find him at one of the kids extracurricular activities.