The most recent issue of Country Woman Magazine named farm broadcaster, Pam “The Fabulous Farm Babe” Jahnke, as one of the country’s most fascinating women. Country Woman, celebrating a 45 year anniversary, choose these women based on their inspirational stories, their work in their communities and their work promoting American farming and agriculture. Pam is joined in the issue by such notable names as Tricia Yearwood, Danica Patrick, Loretta Lynn and Supreme Court Justice (retired) Sandra Day O’Connor.
“I am humbled by this recognition,” Jahnke said. “All the women chosen for this special issue are creative, innovative and extremely talented and to be listed with them is an amazing honor.”
The “Fabulous Farm Babe” was raised in Oconto County on her family’s 200 acre dairy farm. She attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and studied broadcast journalism, graduating in 1986. Her broadcast career has included stops in Green Bay, Eau Claire, Menomonie and currently at Mid-West Family Broadcasting (1670 AM/106.7 FM / Q-106/1550 AM Hank at 1550 AM) and across the state on the Wisconsin Farm Report.
In addition to her broadcast duties with Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Pam also broadcasts on WISC-TV, providing three daily updates about Wisconsin agriculture. Her involvement in the community includes serving on the Dane County Fair Board, American Family Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Board and the Wisconsin 4-H and FFA Foundations.
Jahnke, Farm Report Director for the Wisconsin Farm Report/Midwest Family Broadcasting, won the Farm Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2013. Since 1969, the NAFB has recognized individuals who have proven their abilities in broadcasting show a true commitment to the industry through their actions and their promotional efforts and have shown leadership within their communities.