Chamber hosts ag speaker on Sept. 3 in WC

The Webster City Area Chamber Agriculture Committee is bringing Cyndi Young from Brownfield Ag News Team to speak on Sept. 3. Join them at the Prem Sahai Auditorium in Webster City High School at 7 pm for a presentation by this Oscar in Agriculture winner.

Young is known for her straight talk and common sense when it comes to rural America and agriculture. Never one to shirk from telling what she believes is important; she’s also well versed in what is happening around the world with agriculture. Young will talk about agricultural education, agriculture and urban connections, and how we can better serve each other if we know more.

This event is open to everyone and free to attend, thanks to the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee and Peterson Construction. The goal this year of the ag committee was to educate and entertain the community about agriculture. The Cyndi Young Evening is the second event of the year for the Ag Committee. Don’t think this will be a dry and boring presentation about farming. Cyndi is renowned for her strong opinions, entertaining presentations and good old common sense.

While growing up on the family farm near Winchester, Illinois, Cyndi was involved in 4-H and FFA. Her broadcast career began at WJIL, Jacksonville, Illinois, on April Fool’s Day in 1985. As an Agriculture Education major with an emphasis in animal science at Western Illinois University, her goal was to promote the beef industry. A local farm broadcaster persuaded this past State Beef Queen to interview for a position at his radio station.

During her farm broadcast tenure, Cyndi worked for Oklahoma Agrinet and was Farm Director for WTAX Springfield, Illinois. She joined Brownfield as Regional Farm Director in 1998, and in October of 2001, was promoted to Farm Director and Manager.

Cyndi has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to 15 different countries covering agriculture for Midwestern farmers. Her work has earned her dozens of honors from agriculture groups and associations. A member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting for 25 years, Cyndi was recognized as Farm Broadcaster of the Year for the nation in 1997, and received the coveted Oscar in Agriculture in 2009.

Cyndi pens a popular weekly column in both Illinois AgriNews and Indiana AgriNews and is a well-known public speaker. A partner with her husband, Jim Puyear, in Rocking P Ranch near Jamestown, Missouri, Cyndi enjoys spending time at home with the registered Simmental cattle herd. She also enjoys gardening and deer hunting.

Sept. 4, Young will be present at the Webster City Area Chamber Quarterly Coffee and available to visit with members after the coffee. An Ag Luncheon will also be hosted by the Chamber and sponsored by Monsanto at noon at The Bridge. Those who are interested in attending and affiliated with agriculture, please contact the Chamber for more information at (515) 832-2564.