(Updated December 2, 2018)
Ben serves as an Associate Editor for Agri-Pulse Communications in Washington, D.C.
Agri-Pulse is the nation’s most trusted source for farm, food, and rural policy news.
Ben worked for the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network as a farm radio broadcaster from 2015-2018. During his time in Iowa, Ben had the opportunity to cover the Iowa Caucuses, interview presidential candidates including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum while also interviewing then Iowa Governor Terry Branstad multiple times.
Six months into Ben’s career as a farm broadcaster, he won the National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s coveted Doan Award for excellence in agriculture reporting. You can listen to his submitted story here.
Ben is an alumnus of Northwest Missouri State University where he majored in Mass Media with an emphasis in Multimedia Journalism. While at NWMSU, Ben worked for NPR affiliate KXCV/KRNW as a local Morning Edition anchor/host for three out of five years attending college.
Towards the end his college career, Ben’s radio features were distributed by Harvest Public Media and aired on KCUR-FM (Kansas City, MO), Radio America Network (syndicated in Washington, DC), KMA-FM (Shenandoah, IA), KXCV/KRNW-FM (Maryville, MO) and the Bearcat Radio Network which provides football and basketball coverage to six affiliate radio stations across northwest Missouri. Click on “Radio” in the top tab to hear some of Ben’s work.