Posted 2 years ago
By Kevin Horn
Leslie Smith, Farm Director at KNEB Radio in Scottsbluff, has been named winner of the Horizon Award at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City.
The Horizon Award recognizes farm broadcasters with less than five years of experience who have contributed greatly to the industry.
Smith, a native of Kiowa, Colorado and graduate of Colorado State University; has been farm director at KNEB since 2008.
In recent years Smith has also won numerous awards from the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association and the Associated Press for her reporting on ag issues.
Smith has been recognized as the Nebraska Agri-Business Association’s, 2011 Media Person of the Year. She was the 2011 Panhandle Business Professional Women’s Young Careerist, and received the NAFB Excellence in Farm Reporting Award in 2009 and 2011.
Also at the convention, Al Gustin, of KFYR/KBMR in Bismark, ND was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year.