Growing up on a family farm spanning five generations in Northeast Missouri, Sara developed a passion for agriculture. That passion brought her to Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network where she serves as the Farm Director.
Sara received an Associate of Arts Degree from North Central Missouri College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Agricultural Business with an emphasis in Agricultural Communications.
Along with a life long dedication for agriculture, Sara has been a proud member of FFA, 4-H, Post-Secondary Agricultural Students Organization (PAS), and the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. She has served in multiple leadership roles in these organizations, including Missouri State PAS Vice President, and founding member of the Northwest Missouri State University chapter of National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.
Sara joined the Kansas Farm and Ranch team in April 2018 as the Farm Director. Before coming to Kansas, Sara gained experience in radio and farm broadcasting at KMZU (Carrollton, MO).
Since becoming a farm broadcaster, Sara has been nominated for the NAFB Horizon Award twice and has received first place for Hard News Feature/Enterprise Story from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.
Sara is also the host of the weekly program, the Wheat State Update
Sara can be reached by calling the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio home office in Colby at (785) 462-3305 or by e-mail at [email protected].
Jay grew up in rural Butler County and is a nearly 20-year veteran of the broadcasting industry. He brings a diverse set of skills and a broad world view to Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio.
After earning his journalism degree from Wichita State University, Jay has worked in radio and television all across the United States. His experience in a number of areas will help grow the reach and message of the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network. Jay’s area of focus will be covering Central and Eastern Kansas as well as statewide politics.
Jay and his wife are the proud parents of five children and reside in Reno County.
You can reach Jay by email at [email protected]
Growing up on a Southeastern Colorado Farm, Lory Williams said her early lifetime experiences included working the milo and alfalfa fields with Papa and Grandpa Clayton. Her variety of farm chores included helping with flood irrigating crop fields and setting canvas dams, gathering cows on horseback, milking cows daily, churning butter, and cleaning up after straining milk and churning. She was actively involved in 4-H and regularly participated in sewing and cooling activities. Lory eventually became a 4-H leader.
Lory began her radio career in Lamar, Colorado in 1970 and found her way to Garden City, KS at KBUF radio in 1986. During her years at KBUF, she served as music director, operations manager and became farm director in 2000. Lory has earned several NAFB and Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) awards for ag news and she is also a certified Emergency Response Communicator through the USDA. Lory was the first inductee into the Miss Rodeo Kansas Pageant Hall of Fame in 2009.
Lory and her husband, Roy, reside in Lane County, Kansas where they have horses, cattle, and working cattle dogs.
Lory serves as a farm broadcaster for the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network where she contributes daily reports that are vital to the producers of Kansas. Lory is on-the-air on KBUF Monday through Friday, beginning at 6:00 a.m.