Derry Brownfield Keynote Speaker at Appreciation Banquet

Derry Brownfield is a cattle rancher and a broadcaster. Today he farms over a thousand acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolais cows.

He was born in 1932 and grew up during the Depression, attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. He started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of American State Farmer degree in 1949.

In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 190 radio stations throughout the Midwest with farm news and market information.

With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.

He is a practical farmer, a practical businessman and a very entertaining speaker.

The Appreciation Banquet is scheduled for Friday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. during the Convention.