Missouri Farm Bureau Names Adkison Director of Public Affairs

A former television anchor has returned to her native Missouri to lead Farm Bureau’s public affairs office.  Janet Adkison has joined the organization, having recently signed off from the anchor desk at RFD-TV after ten years with the network.  Adkison is a native of Texas County, having served as a state officer in Missouri FFA before taking part in Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Program and graduating from Missouri State University.  She worked in farm radio at the state and local level before joining RFD-TV in 2013.  In a statement, Missouri Farm Bureau president Garrett Hawkins says that Adkison has come full circle, adding: “Janet’s experience as a local and national news reporter, coupled with her knowledge of agricultural issues, will add to our strong communication efforts.”