At the 71st Annual National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention in Kansas City, former Agribusiness Reporter Ken Root was inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame.
The award is a capstone on Ken's career, which spans more than four decades.
Ken began his professional career as a vocational agriculture teacher in Union City, Oklahoma, before transitioning into radio and television broadcasting. In 1994, Ken was selected as the host of AgriTalk, a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Ken moved to Des Moines in 2005 as the Senior Farm Broadcaster at WHO Radio, a position he held until 2009. One year later Ken started the Agribusiness Report on WHO-TV, which he anchored and produced until his semi-retirement in 2013.
During Ken's career, he won many honors including two Oscars in Agricuture, he was the Finalist in the New York Film Festival, and was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year. Ken has also traveled to more than 40 countries as an agricultural reporter, including three trips to China and two to the Soviet Union.