Friday, May 20, 2011

Young but accomplished farm broadcaster killed

Lindsay Hill, president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, was killed in a traffic accident yesterday. She was driving a pickup truck that collided with an SUV at the intersection of Ohio 41 and 235. "The driver of the other vehicle was treated for non-life threatening injuries," reports Tom Steever of Brownfield Network.

Hill, 31, recently joined Farm Journal Media, which produces "Ag Day" and "U.S. Farm Report" for television. "Until late last year she was co-owner of ABN Radio and the Buckeye Ag Radio Network, based in Columbus," Steever writes.

“She was a leader in the application of social media for agricultural advocacy and was always on the cutting edge of what was happening in the agricultural community. If you’re a farmer in Ohio, you knew and loved Lindsay,” Springfield public-relations executive Melanie Wilt, an Ohio State classmate of Hill's, told Matt Sanctis of the Springfield News-Sun. “She influenced more people and achieved in her young career what few people do in a lifetime.” (Read more)

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