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Jesse Martin, Associate Farm Broadcaster
OTF Radio


Jesse Martin (pictured on right) is a graduate of Virginia Tech and joined the OTF Radio team in 2012. He and wife Paula live in Mount Crawford, Virginia where they are restoring an old farmhouse. Jesse was an officer in FFA and is actively involved in numerous agriculture-related organizations. He has also trained in the medical field and has a strong interest in farm safety issues.


Jeff Ishee, President, OTF Radio

Jeff Ishee produces and broadcasts hundreds of "Agribusiness" segments each year for listeners of "On the Farm" Radio in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He also produces an exclusive farm report daily for Christian network Joy FM, Allegheny Mountain Radio in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as for WSVA in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
 
Ishee was also the creator and inaugural host/producer of the weekly television program "Virginia Farming," broadcast throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The show is broadcast nationwide twice weekly via cable and satellite on RFD-TV and is now available in more than 40 million homes nationwide. The Virginia Association of Broadcasters named Virginia Farming TV as the state's “Outstanding News Series" in 2007 and 2008. Ishee stepped aside from TV in 2012 to accept the position of Gen. Mgr. of the Rockingham County Fair, widely recognized as one of the top agricultural Fairs in North America.


Ishee served as VP of the Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association and has been actively involved in farmers’ marketing. He has consulted with numerous organizations across the nation on issues relating to public farmers’ markets. Ishee also served on the Board of Directors for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom and on the Environmental Awards Selection Committee of the VA Poultry Federation. He is currently a member of the Agriculture Advisory Committees for Rockingham County Public Schools and Blue Ridge Community College.

He is a columnist for the News Leader in Staunton, where he writes about vegetable gardening. Ishee wrote and self-published his first book in 1997entitled "Dynamic Farmers’ Marketing: A Guide to Successfully Selling Your Farmers’ Market Products."

Ishee has received numerous awards including the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture Journalism Award for Broadcasting (radio category) for six consecutive years as well as the television and Internet category. In 2009, Virginia Farm Bureau announced that future winners will be recipients of the "Ishee/Quann Award for Media Excellence." This new award was initiated in 2010 and honors Ishee and the late Homer Quann for their many years of service to the industry of agriculture in Virginia. 

Ishee also received an Honorary State Degree from Virginia FFA.