Learning TV, covering ag's characters and news, and looking toward the future: Mikkel Pates' 44 years in ag
As Mikkel Pates approaches his retirement from Agweek after 44 years in journalism, he talks to Rose Dunn about learning TV, covering ag's characters and scandals and looking toward the future.
When AgweekTV began in 2015, it meant Mikkel Pates had to learn many new skills. As he nears his retirement at the end of January, Pates talks to Rose Dunn about learning how to report for TV, interviewing the main characters in interesting stories from farms and agribusinesses, as well as the characters in scandals, including Hunter Hanson , who defrauded farmers in North Dakota out of millions of dollars. They also talk about watching the future of agriculture develop.
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