Bob comes from a family farm background that consisted of row-crop production, and a small cow herd. After studying broadcasting in college, he started work in Extension Information and moved to commercial Farm Broadcasting. Bob also served as Head of Editorial at Data Transmission Network (DTN) where he helped develop an information service aimed at the California Dairy Industry. Today, Bob covers National Farm News, Farm Policy, and attends National Commodity Organization meetings and trade shows. Bob and his wife Ann also own a small farm. Email Bob Quinn
I'm a native of Des Moines, Iowa, and despite living in the heart of the Heartland I somehow managed to avoid anything having to do with modern production agriculture until graduating from Iowa State University in 2012 with a degree in journalism and no idea how to use it. An email forwarded from one of my professors led to experience in both a statewide television segment and a statewide radio network covering Iowa agriculture, along with an understanding that field corn doesn't end up in cans on the shelf at Wal-Mart. In July of 2015 I moved to WHO Radio in Des Moines to work with Bob Quinn and Doug Cooper on Ag Life, and I haven't looked back.
With a degree in Agricultural Production from the University of Florida, Patrick Cavanaugh farmed table grapes in Casa Grande Arizona for three years. Shifting gears in 1985, he embarked on his career in agricultural journalism as an editor in Fresno, writing feature stories for several crop specific magazines. In 1994, Patrick launched Pacific Nut Producer magazine, which covers the tree nut industry in the West, including almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamias, and pecans. The magazine is highly respected and widely circulated. In 1996, he launched Vegetables West Magazine, which covers the vast vegetable industry in California. Since 2011, Patrick has been a daily radio broadcaster for many radio stations in California and Arizona. He has also been involved in agricultural TV broadcasting and web video reporting. Patrick began broadcasting on AgLife in Jan. 2014. Patrick and his wife Laurie Greene live in Clovis, Calif. They collaborate on California Ag Today, a daily blog. They also love going for walks with their beloved Golden Retriever. Together, they have seven children. Email Patrick Cavanaugh
Bill hosts Ag Life's daily, comprehensive dairy report, DairyLine. Bill's esteemed expertise in the dairy community is recognized nationwide. Join us every morning and keep up to date on with what's going on in the dairy world.