KFB Announces Launch of ‘Inside Ag’ Podcast

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MANHATTAN – Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) is thrilled to announce its podcast, “Inside Ag” is now live. The inaugural episode, “Catching up with the President and CEO,” features Rich Felts and Terry Holdren who talk about KFB’s legislative priorities and other issues facing agriculture today.

In addition to hosting the podcast, Kansas State University sophomore Noah Ochsner has developed and produced “Inside Ag” as part of his internship at Kansas Farm Bureau. Ochsner says podcasts are growing in popularity, and he’s looking forward to promoting the advocacy, education and service KFB does to people across the state.

“Something I think we do at Kansas Farm Bureau that is really important is not only educating those in the industry, but those outside agriculture and bringing them closer to where their food comes from,” Ochsner says.

Ochsner plans to produce one to two podcasts each month featuring KFB staff, members and other experts on a range of issues facing farmers and ranchers across the state.

“I hope to cover a number of topics like the disconnect between rural and urban America, rural internet issues, rural health care, things really affecting the lives of rural Kansans,” he says.

“Inside Ag” is live at https://www.kfb.org/News/KFBs-Podcast-Inside-Ag and apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Public Radio and Deezer.

Kansas Farm Bureau’s mission is to strengthen agriculture and the lives of Kansans through advocacy, education and service.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.