KLGR’s Dustin Hoffman Honored with The Doan Award

REDWOOD FALLS, MN, March 22, 2017 – Alpha Media, Redwood Falls is proud to announce KLGR’s Farm Director, Dustin Hoffman has received The Doan award. The Doan award is the highest honor from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. It recognizes excellence in reporting skill, thoroughness, and attention to audience interest.

Hoffmann has been employed at KLGR since February of 2010 and Farm Director since July 2014. He recently won Minnesota Farmers’ Union 2016 Agriculture Communicator of the Year and the Redwood Area Cattlemen’s Association Hot Shot Award. He was also nominated for the 2016 Minnesota Farm Bureau Ag Reporting Award, and the 2016 NAFB Horizon Award, making him a winner or nominee for two of NAFB’s most prestigious awards in the same year.

Alpha Media EVP Midwest Region, George Pelletier commented on the announcement, “The Alpha Farm stations are important to the Ag. communities that they serve. Dustin does an excellent job of providing key information on a daily basis. His passion for agriculture and for his listeners is second to none.  We are proud to see him receive this recognition and acknowledgement.”

Alpha Media, Redwood Falls Market Manager, Mike Neudecker added, “Dustin constantly shows his commitment to Ag and our Farm Listeners. Congratulations to Dustin! We are glad he is a part of our team.”

“I’m truly humbled and honored to receive this award. Thinking of the great broadcasters who have received this award before me, it’s a compliment I don’t take lightly,” remarked Hoffman.

Hoffmann’s winning entry titled Yearly Cattle Vaccinations in Southwest Minnesota takes the listener through the vaccination process of young cattle arriving on the Malececk Farm. The Doan was presented to Hoffmann by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Max Armstrong, NAFB President. The presentation was made at the National Press Building in Washington, D.C. during the National Ag Day Celebrations on Monday, March 20, and presented by the NAFB Foundation through a gift from Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. The Doan is named after Stewart Doan, a farm broadcaster and senior editor at Agri-Pulse, who passed away suddenly in May 2012. He was known for his passion for politics and determination for delivering breaking farm and rural policy news.

Hoffman’s award-winning entry: http://www.myklgr.com/2016/10/27/local-cattle-vaccination-story-with-mark-malecek-and-dr-phil-gill/

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