Hoosier Ag Today President and founder Gary Truitt was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. The announcement was made on Friday at the NAFB annual meeting in Kansas City. The award is one of the most prestigious made by the organization and has been given to one farm broadcaster each year since 1968. The award recognizes the career achievements of the individual. The award is sponsored by Syngenta Corporation.
Truitt was honored for his service to Indiana agriculture for more than 3 decades and his success in launching Hoosier Ag Today which has grown to be the leading agricultural media organization in the state. “I am honored and humbled by this award,” said Truitt. “This award was very unexpected and is extremely meaningful. I have been so blessed to work in a profession that combines two of my great passions, journalism and agriculture. I have also been richly blessed to work with and learn from some extremely gifted and talented people. Any success I have is due, in no small part, to their leadership, friendship, mentorship, and example. While this award was given to me, it also belongs to the great team we have at Hoosier Ag Today.”
This was the 2nd time Truitt has been so honored, first receiving the award in 1988. Two other Indiana broadcasters have been so honored, Harry Martin (1982) and Max Armstrong (2001).