If you will indulge me, I'd like to take a couple hundred words to congratulate a member of our extended broadcast family.

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KHMO has been a member of the Brownfield Farm Network for many years, and the Director of Ag Operations for Brownfield, Cyndi Young-Puryear, was inducted into the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame at their annual convention last week.

Although Cyndi and I have never met (the closest was when she was the keynote speaker at an event I attended back in 1999), we have exchanged emails and compared notes on social media for a number of years.

We have a number of mutual friends and acquaintances, since I live in Winchester, Illinois, which is where Cyndi grew up.

Her career as a farm broadcaster began in the mid 80s in Jacksonville, Illinois. Stops in Oklahoma and in Springfield, Illinois came before she joined Brownfield in 1998.

You can hear Cyndi on KHMO Sunday through Fridays on her, "Cyndi's Two Cents" commentary.

And, while we're on the subject of NAFB Hall of Famers, Cyndi joins Mike Adams, who was inducted a couple of years ago. You hear Mike weekdays on "Adams of Agriculture."

If you were listening to AOA last Friday, you heard that Mike will be retiring in December, after a 40-plus year career as a farm broadcaster. As with Cyndi, Mike's career also began in Jacksonville, Illinois.

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