HAT Begins Second Decade of Serving Indiana Farmers

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 18, 2016 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Begins Second Decade of Serving Indiana Farmers SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 All quotes are delayed snapshots On September 18, 2006, a new concept hit the airwaves of Indiana radio stations, delivered by a voice that had been heard on those stations for over two decades. Hoosier Ag Today debuted on 10 stations around the state with a new focus on delivering news for and about Indiana agriculture. “There was a lot going on in Indiana agriculture that was not being reported by the farm broadcast media of the day,” according to Gary Truitt, founder of HAT. “The state Department of Agriculture was just being formed, and the ethanol industry was just beginning to explode in Indiana.” As the ethanol, grain, and livestock sectors began to grow, Hoosier Ag Today grew with them.“In the beginning, all we had was a vision. Fortunately we had some great partners who also had a vision,” said Truitt. These partners included Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Soybean Alliance, and the American Dairy Association of Indiana.  Over the next few years, the timely and locally relevant program content of HAT was picked up by more and more radio stations that wanted to serve their agricultural community. Today, HAT programs are aired by 65 radio stations across the Hoosier State.Over the past decade, the Network has expanded its staff and launched several digital platforms to deliver content to farmers via the internet and, more recently, mobile devices. Reading the morning HAT e-newsletter has become a regular routine for thousands of Indiana farmers, farm leaders, and government officials. In the past year, HAT has expanded into on-line video, with live streaming of news events as well as informational in-field videos with agronomists and economists from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.Today, Hoosier Ag Today is the leading farm radio network in the state. It reaches a statewide average of over 40% of Indiana farmers daily, with totals of 60% in some areas. Many of the radio stations that first signed on with HAT are still affiliates, airing multiple farm programs each day. “Our focus is Indiana; that is why we put Hoosier in our name,” said Truitt. While times are economically challenging for agriculture, he believes HAT is well positioned to be sustainable and set to continue to grow and prosper when the agricultural economy recovers. Facebook Twitter Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Previous articleFarm Groups Want December Action on FSA LoansNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Members help Shape Strategic Plan Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe HAT Begins Second Decade of Serving Indiana Farmers Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 SHARElast_img read more

Hamptons Woman Accused in Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hampton Bays woman has been arrested for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her 24-year-old passenger in Southampton over the weekend, police said.Allison Rydberg was driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon on Flying Point Road when she was involved in a crash that claimed the life of Jason Pollack of Southampton shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Southampton village police.The 25-year-old suspect was charged with driving while intoxicated. A Southampton Village Justice Court judge set her bail at $75,000, which she posted.Police are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Retired couple keen to snap up big home on small block

first_img7 Marshall Avenue, Seven Hills.A retired Brisbane couple have forked out more than $1 million for a newly built home on a tiny 305sq m blockClass Real Estate selling agent John Kubatov said the couple paid $1,030,000 for the property at 7 Marshall Ave, Seven Hills. Mr Kubatov said he was surprised at the high level of interest in the home, which was built on a small block of land. The layout of the house was a drawcard.Mr Kirk lives next door and said he had watched the house being built from the get-go.Mr Kubatov received several offers on the property and said the new owners had attended almost every open home. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside the Seven Hills home.“The drawcard was that it was a high quality build,” Mr Kubatov said.“The layout worked really well. The location was good, it’s in a quiet street and you can walk to the coffee shops – it’s got that nice village feel to it.”The four-bedroom, five-bathroom architecturally design property was owned by Stuart Kirk, a project property development manager for SK2. last_img read more