Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) is accepting entries for the third annual Agricultural Reporting Awards, recognizing the important work print and broadcast journalists do to tell the stories of Kansas farmers and ranchers. 

“We want to recognize the outstanding ag reporting produced every year in Kansas,” KFB’s Greg Doering says. “We know journalists do great work in telling the stories of Kansas farmers and ranchers, and we want to highlight the pieces that really showcase what goes into growing our food.”

To be eligible, journalists must cover agriculture in Kansas, be published or aired in a professional capacity with byline or credit between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023.

Print and broadcast journalists are encouraged to submit their work in one of four categories:

  • Printed News Story: Published story focusing on immediacy and facts
  • Printed Feature Story: Published story showing originality and human interest
  • Audio/Video News Story: Produced for television or radio, 5 minutes or less
  • Audio/Video News Feature/Enterprise Story: Produced for television or radio, 30-minute max

Journalists may submit one entry for each category. Links or files of entries may be submitted here. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Friday, June 2. A panel of Farm Bureau members in Kansas and KFB staff will judge entries and announce winners of first, second and third in each category in Manhattan at KFB’s 2023 annual meeting in December. Prizes are $200 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third.