Agweek is seeking up to six individuals for our volunteer reader and viewer board.

We meet monthly via video conference or phone to discuss what you’ve watched on AgweekTV, read on or in Agweek magazine or listened to on an Agweek podcast. You can share your direct feedback with a member of our Agweek editorial team and me, publisher and general manager of Agweek and AgweekTV. Then as a group, we’ll discuss agriculture news, upcoming happenings and story ideas you have from your role in agriculture or space and place you live in rural America. You’ll have the opportunity to virtually “meet” an array of Agweek team members and learn how Agweek stories come together each week, how AgweekTV is produced and the importance of our sales teams and their work.

Your input, ag expertise, feedback and opinions are highly valued and important to Agweek. We need to stay close to agriculture and that includes where you live, your livelihood and your future in agriculture. We’ve previously had active agribusiness professionals working in a wide range of ag roles from finance to retail, active farmers, ranchers, spouses working off the farm or ranch, a retired ag professor, retired farmers and ranchers now living off the farm, and agriculture students or farmworkers.

Whatever your role is in ag, you can apply to participate in the Agweek Reader and Viewer board. Agweek editor Jenny Schlecht, AgweekTV anchor Michelle Rook and I will select six varied individuals for our board to participate July-December 2021. Then in January 2022, we’ll add additional members and if anyone on the current board wants to step down at that time they can also. We never want the commitment to be more than six months but if you want to stay on for up to a year, you’re welcome to participate.

Reader and viewer board requirements:

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  • You must be an Agweek subscriber in either print, digital or both, engaging with Agweek content in print, digital or broadcast on a weekly basis.
  • Location is anywhere, preferably the Upper Midwest of the U.S., where a majority of Agweek news coverage is based.
  • Participate in a 45-minute monthly video or phone call, weekday, usually over the noon hour, central time.

To apply, please email me at with the subject line Agweek Reader Board or call my office phone at 701-241-5571 to further discuss. Deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021, to apply.

Please share this opportunity with anyone you think would be a fantastic Agweek reader and viewer board member and encourage them to apply. Thank you.