(Fargo, ND) — The American Ag Network has announced that current Farm & Ranch Director and host of Market Talk, Jesse Allen, will be taking over as the new host of Agriculture of America (AOA), effective July 31st, 2023.
AOA, originally hosted by longtime farm broadcaster Mike Adams and followed by Mike Pearson, can be heard weekdays on over 40 radio stations nationwide along with replays on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM. The hour-long program focuses on conversations surrounding agriculture, farm policy, markets, ag weather and issues that impact rural America.
Agriculture of America and American Ag Network owner Lance Knudson commented on the move saying, “We are very excited at Agriculture of America (AOA) to announce Jesse Allen as the new host. With his unmatched experience and dedication to agriculture, marketing and broadcasting, Jesse will shape the show for the future.”
Breck Von Bank, SVP/General Manager for AOA and American Ag Network says, “With Jesse’s proven success on the American Ag Network and Market Talk, he was the natural successor for the AOA program. Jesse is smart, knowledgeable and a talented interviewer and we are excited for him to take over AOA.”
Born and raised in a small North Central Iowa farming community, Allen has grown up around agriculture in rural America and brings that knowledge and passion for farming and ranching to the AOA program.
“I’m extremely excited about this opportunity to continue the daily conversation about agriculture on AOA,” says Allen. “Thinking about where my radio career started and how it has evolved; I never actually thought I would be leading a well-respected, well-known nationally syndicated program one day even though it was always a dream of mine. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity.”
Allen, who currently hosts the hour-long radio show and podcast Market Talk, will continue to host that program as well every weekday afternoon. He will also continue content oversight of the American Ag Network’s on-air and digital products and maintain a broadcast presence on the network for the foreseeable future.
“At the end of the day, I have a passion for sharing agriculture’s story,” says Allen. “My role is not only to keep farmers and ranchers informed to the best of my ability, but to also, hopefully, keep the general public informed and engaged as well. I look forward to doing that every day on AOA.”
You can find your local radio station or listen on demand by visiting www.agricultureofamerica.com and follow the show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.