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Special Message from HAT

Dear Hoosier Ag Today Partner:

Spring is usually a time of hope and optimism on the farm. This year, with the world shut down for a pandemic and agricultural markets in turmoil, it is hard to grab onto those feelings. For most of us, doing business been greatly changed and the future is full of uncertainty. We at Hoosier Ag Today want to let you know that we are standing with you and are here to help in any way we can.

If you have information you need to get to the farming community, let us know, and we will help you do that. Just reach out to one of us, and we will provide guidance on what the most effective way to deliver your message is. To better serve you in this difficult time, Kim Stockment has joined our team and will be working specifically with Indiana businesses and organizations.

While we are not sure when things will begin to return to normal, the one thing we do know is that this will end. When it does, agriculture will rebound as the world depends on farmers for food, fiber, and fuel. Hoosier Ag Today  believes in  the future and, specifically, your future. We are with you today and tomorrow.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay positive!

(317) 247-9360
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Kim Stockment
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The HAT Broadcast Team

Gary Truitt

Gary Truitt

Gary Truitt is the most recognized and trusted farm broadcaster in Indiana. For more than 25 years, Truitt has been delivering the farm news and markets to Hoosier farmers over radio stations across the state. In addition, his weekly newspaper commentary is one of the most read pieces in the Indiana’s leading farm publication. Truitt has received numerous industry awards including two Oscar in Agriculture awards and Farm Broadcaster of the Year. In 2006, Truitt founded Hoosier Ag Today as a way to better serve the informational needs of Indiana farm families.

Andy Eubank

Andy Eubank

Andy Eubank is a veteran Indiana broadcaster who understands the power of local radio. His 40 years of radio experience in rural communities has made him a master at producing programming that enables local radio stations to reach and serve their agricultural audience. Eubank’s work has been honored by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.  Since joining HAT in 2007, Eubank has traveled extensively covering agriculture, including accompanying the Indiana Lt. Governor on an agricultural trade mission to China in 2010.

Eric Pfeiffer

Eric Pfeiffer

Eric Pfeiffer brings broadcast and newsgathering experience as well as a technological background in mobile communications to his position as News Manager for Hoosier Ag Today. Having worked at Indiana radio operations, he also worked at AT&T where he gained experience in mobile communications technology. Eric focuses on covering Indiana agricultural news and bringing it to the farmers of the Hoosier State via radio, web, and social media. Eric joined Hoosier Ag Today in 2018 and serves as the East Region Vice President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Board of Directors.

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin

Martin’s training as both a Meteorologist and agricultural commodity broker allows him to bring a new depth to weather content from Hoosier Ag Today. Martin produces weather content for HAT radio stations as well as the digital platforms operated by HAT. Martin focuses on weather trends for the Hoosier State and incorporates how these trends will impact farming operations and market prices.  Martin graduated from Purdue University in 1996 with a B.S. Degree in Applied Agricultural Meteorology. However, being raised in North Central Indiana on a small diversified livestock farm, Martin has been involved in operational forecasting all his life. He has worked in the private weather sector for over 18 years, providing information to a wide range of clients. Based in Warsaw, IN, Martin has developed a weather, risk management tool using weather derivatives to mitigate the problems that weather brings to all market sectors, not only the agricultural industry.

Ashley Davenport

Ashley Davenport is based in Portage,Mich. and covers issues vital to Michigan agriculture. She attends farm meetings and field events and has an extensive network of news sources.  She brings to MAT several years of experience as producer of one of the nation’s leading agricultural radio talk shows. Raised on a farm in Northern Indiana, she has a master’s degree in strategic communication from Purdue University.