Max Armstrong

Max recently retired as Broadcast Director of Farm Progress Companies, where for 14 years his programs were heard on dozens of radio stations across the country. Two decades of weekly syndicated farm television duties involved hosting “This Week In AgriBusiness” and “U.S. Farm Report.” Working with his long-time colleague Orion Samuelson, Max originated programs from every state in America and from more than 30 different nations, including countries as diverse as Chile, Vietnam, Cuba, Germany, Egypt and Algeria.

Max has received numerous awards including an “Oscar In Agriculture” for both radio and television work. He was recognized as the National Association of Farm Broadcasting “Farm Broadcaster of the Year” and was inducted into the N.A.F.B. Hall of Fame.  Max is also a past president of that group.

Armstrong is the only person to be recognized as an Honorary Master Farmer by both Prairie Farmer Magazine and Indiana Prairie Farmer. He has also been honored by the Purdue University Old Masters Program, the Purdue Agriculture Alumni Association, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Chicago Farmers Club, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association, to name a few.