Minneapolis, Minn. – Brownfield, Ag News for America, is pleased to announce Farm Broadcaster Mark Dorenkamp has joined the Brownfield team. Dorenkamp took over the helm as Anchor/Reporter of Minnesota Brownfield when the programming was introduced by affiliate radio stations across the state on Monday, March 30.
“It is a great pleasure to introduce veteran agricultural communicator Mark Dorenkamp as the Anchor/Reporter for Minnesota Brownfield,” said Cyndi Young, Ag Operations Director for Brownfield. “His uncompromising level of integrity, passion for the agriculture industry and understanding of the people who are the backbone of the industry make him a true asset to the Brownfield team.”
Mark grew up in a small town in north central Iowa. The family bin site on the south edge of Rowan is where he spent countless hours tagging along with his Dad, sitting in the cab of their John Deere 4840 pretending to haul a load of corn or soybeans to the scale before unloading.
In 2006, Mark became Farm Director at a station in north Iowa and the love affair he had with farming as a boy started all over again. As a farm broadcaster Mark has won Iowa Broadcast News Association awards and in 2012 was awarded 2nd place in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Market-cast category. Mark has been honored by Iowa State University Extension for his support of their programs, served on area agribusiness committees and recently served on the Iowa FFA Foundation Board of Directors. Mark and his wife Melissa and two sons, Gavin and Hudson will reside in southern Minnesota.
Mark Dorenkamp is looking forward to providing on-the-ground coverage of agriculture in Minnesota. He will be backed by an award winning team of ten agricultural journalists, all Broadcast Council members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, along with an ag meteorologist, Washington D.C. policy analyst and two market analysts.
Brownfield has partnerships with 36 affiliate radio stations in Minnesota. A grand total of more than 380 affiliate radio stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota and Colorado carry Brownfield programming.
In addition to the radio network, Brownfield includes BrownfieldAgNews.com, the free daily e-mail newsletter Agriculture Today, and the Brownfield Mobile application.