Ag News Director
Southern Farm Network
A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.
As a member of National Association of Farm Broadcasters, Rhonda has traveled coast to coast as a farm broadcaster, attending major conventions on cotton, cattle, soybeans, corn and wheat, as well as visiting the trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Kansas City Board of Trade, and the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., and has met with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill.
Rhonda joined Southern Farm Network in July of 2007 and became an immediate “old timer.” Seems the Carolinas and Texas agribusiness community needs are much the same. Great programs presented in a professional, yet personal manner.
Rhonda received an Excellence In Ag Reporting Award from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters in 2009 for news stories on salmonella in peanut processing, “Biofuels; Man versus Beast” netted Rhonda a first place from the Radio Television and Digital News Association of the Carolinas in 2012, in December 2013 Rhonda received the 2013 Communications Award from North Carolina Farm Bureau, and in November 2014, Rhonda brought home a second Excellence In Ag Reporting Award from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters for her interviews on the sale of Smithfield Foods.