Happy Thanksgiving! Back in October during a trip through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, I was struck by all the farms I passed and the important role of the American farmer in feeding much of the world. I decided that day that come Thanksgiving, we would pay tribute to these hard working farmers on FIRST PERSON. And who better than Max Armstrong to talk about it?
Max’s newly released book is titled, STORIES FROM THE HEARTLAND and you can learn more about the book here (click).
Many call Max “The Voice of American Agriculture”. He is Director of Broadcasting for the Farm Progress Companies; he is co-founder and co-host of “This Week In AgriBusiness,” (click) broadcast on the popular RFD-TV satellite channel that is carried on DirecTV and DISH Network and more than 110 additional local television stations throughout the nation’s best ag areas; and he has been heard regularly on WGN radio in Chicago for many years.
Millions of farmers, ranchers and consumers have viewed Max’s TV programs and heard his radio broadcasts during his more than 30 years of industry experience. He is one of the most widely recognized and highly regarded agricultural journalists in America.
From his boyhood of growing up on a farm near Owensville, Indiana, to his years in Chicago radio and television, Max’s background and experience have developed to give him the perspectives and industry access to produce his insightful broadcasts. He maintains close ties with agriculture and proudly displays his boyhood 1953 Farmall Super H tractor at parades, fairs and festivals.
NEXT WEEK: “Rodeo and Juliet”- Chris and Jan Harris