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Agricultural Communications Alumnus Named Farm Broadcaster of the Year

Monday, September 21, 2020

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Agricultural Communications alumnus Clinton Griffiths was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year for 2020. Griffiths serves as the anchor and editorial director for  AgDay  Television and was recently named the 12th editor of Farm Journal magazine.

“2019 has been an extraordinary year but winning the farm broadcaster award is a high point in my career,” said Clinton Griffiths, anchor and editorial director for AgDay  Television. “It’s incredible to think I was an NAFB scholarship winner in college; and to receive one of the top honors of the organization as a professional has brought me full circle.” 

Griffiths grew up with a diverse agricultural background helping his family run his great-grandparents 13-generation ranch in Deming, New Mexico.

Growing up, Griffiths showed cattle and was actively involved in FFA and 4-H. After graduating high school, Griffiths attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a degree in agricultural communications. He then went on to complete a master of science degree in business administration at Wichita State University.  

“The ag industry is in my blood, and being a farm broadcaster is a great way to stay connected to the work,” Griffiths said. “I try each and every day to make the stories and coverage interesting and worthwhile.”

Before he was the anchor and editorial director for  AgDay Television, Griffiths served as host and executive producer of SUNUP, a weekly agricultural television program produced by Oklahoma State University.

Griffiths, his wife and three children currently reside on a farm in South Bend, Indiana.

“I’m proud to be raising my family the same way I was raised,” he said. “I believe the best parts of America are found down the country’s dirt roads, and I’m thankful for my career and to NAFB that I can be a part of keeping that heritage alive and thriving.”

The OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership in the Ferguson College of Agriculture is dedicated to developing well-rounded agricultural professionals, educators, communicators and leaders through academic, research and extension and outreach efforts. Learn more at aged.okstate.edu.

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