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AGDAY TELEVISION

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25 Executive Dr, Suite A, Lafayette, IN 47905; 765/449-8000, FAX: 765/449-8010

Parent Co: Farm Journal Media

Web site: www.agday.com

Year established: 1982

Number of ag employees: 18

170-station national network--regional buys available. Half-hour daily television program featuring news, agribusiness, markets, weather and lifestyle features.

Pres: Jeffrey Pence (jpence@farmjournal.com)

VP Sales: Tony Behr (tbehr@fjem.com)

VP, Production: Brian Conrady (bconrady@fjem.com)

HR Mgr: Shannon Carey-Spier (shannons@farmjournal.com)

Measurement: Roper-Starch Farms Report (1999), Nielsen (2004)

IN THE COUNTRY

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25 Executive Dr, Suite A, Lafayette, IN 47905; 765/449-8000, FAX: 765/449-8010

Parent Co: Farm Journal Media

Web site: www.farmjournalmedia.com

Year established: 1982

Number of ag employees: 18

24 station network airing in CO, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, MN, MO, NE, OH, TN, TX. Daily news vignettes for local early morning and noon newscasts. Features timely news stories that connect viewers to the food they eat, the clothes they wear, or to living a healthier life.

Pres: Jeffrey Pence (jpence@farmjournal.com)

VP Sales: Tony Behr (tbehr@fjem.com)

VP, Production: Brian Conrady (bconrady@fjem.com)

HR Mgr: Shannon Carey-Spier (shannons@farmjournal.com)

Measurement: Roper-Starch Farms Report (1999), Nielsen (2004)

NORTHERN AG NETWORK

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PO Box 1742, Billings, MT 59103; 406/252-6661, 800/877-1742, FAX: 406/245-9755

E-mail: nbs@northernbroadcasting.com

Web site: www.northernbroadcasting.com

Year established: 1975

8 stations in MT, 2 stations in WY, covering both states. Live--interconnected network, taped. Two daily programs (Mon-Fri)--"Morning Ag Report" and "Neon Ag Repert" preduced specifically for each state; all featuring ag news, market reports and feature stories.

Pres/CEO/Owner/Farm Broadcaster: Taylor Brown ## (taylor@northernbroadcasting.com)

Farm Dir: Russell Nemetz ## (rnemetz@northernbroadcasting.com)

Assoc Ag Dir: Justin Mills ## (jmills@northernbroadcasting.com)

Western Regional Ag Dir: Rick Haines ## (rhaines@northernbroadcasting.com)

Natl Sales Dir: Rick Coyle (rcoyle@northernbroadcasting.com)

Dir, Sales & Mktg: Kathy McCleary (kmccleary@northernbroadcasting.com)

Weathercaster: John Pulasky

Traffic Mgr: Joyce Ingram (jimgram@northernbreadcasting.com)

HR Mgr: Shannon Brown (sbrown@northernbroadcasting.com)

RFD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

3201 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207; 615/227-9292, FAX: 615/227-2190

E-mail: info@rfdtv.com

Web site: www.rfdtv.com

Year established: 2000

Number of ag employees: 35

Now seen as a basic channel to over 26 million DBS and cable homes in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico en DISH Network channel 9409, DirectTV channel 379, Mediacom Cable and NCTC cable systems. Live--via satellite. 24-hour television network features 44 hours of agriculture and 56 hours of equine programming each week. Weekly ag programming includes FFA "LIVE", U.S. Farm Report, Ag PhD, Prairie Farm Report, The Cattle Show, California Country, Georgia Farm Monitor, This Week in Louisiana Agriculture, Today's Ag, The Farm Show, RFD-TV "LIVE", Machinery of the Past, Talkin' Tractors, Classic Tractor Showcase, Farmweek, Virginia Farming, The American Rancher, along with features from 23 state farm bureaus, and "live" carriage of all Superior Livestock Auction broadcasts; additional equine programming and rural lifestyle and entertainment shows. Weekly vignettes now featured in Living The Country Life segments; extended rural convention coverage is provided, along with "live" carriage of the entire National FFA Convention each year.

Pres/CEO: Patrick Gottsch (rfdpatrick@aol.com)

CFO: Bruce Gamache (bruce@rfdtv.com)

Relations: Ed Frazier (ed@rfdtv.com)

Washington Rep: Chris McLean (info@rfdtv.com)

RFD-TV "LIVE" Host: Orion Samuelson ##

RFD-TV "LIVE" Host: Max Armstrong ##

Program Dir: Al Stein

Traffic Control: Heather Spilman

Editor--RFD-TV The Magazine: D'Ann Lonkowski (info@rfdtv.com)

Measurement: Nielsen (2004), Successful Farming 2004), RFD-TV The Magazine (2004)

Sales rep: In-house

U.S. FARM REPORT

435 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60611; 312/222-4476, FAX: 312/222-8648

E-mail: madinamis@tribune.com

Web site: www.usfronline.com

Year established: 1975

Number of ag employees: 10

Contact: Mike Adinamis, Sr VP Broadcast Ops 95% coverage of U.S. households with 209 stations in all 50 states, plus national coverage on cable, C-band, and DBS satellite. Live--via satellite. Weekly 1-hour report covering comprehensive News and "Rural Lifestyles" information to farmers, agribusinesses, consumers and "ruralpolitans."

Farm Dir: Orion Samuelson ##

Farm Dir: Max Armstrong ##

Pres/CEO: Richard Askin

HR Mgr: Nyanya Smith

Measurement: Reper Starch FARMS Survey (1999), Nielsen (2004)

Sales rep: In-house, Tribune Entertainment Co.

MARKETPLACE WEEKEND MARKETPLACE

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25 Executive Dr, Suite A, Lafayette, IN 47905; 765/449-8000, FAX: 765/449-8010

Parent Co.: Farm Journal Media

Web site: www.farmjournalmedia.com

Year established: 1998

Number of ag employees: 18

125+ stations nationwide. Half-hour weekly television program in cooperation with the Chicago Board of Trade; analysts, floor traders and industry personalities examine commodities strategies.

Farm Dir: Al Pell

Pres: Jeffrey Pence (jpence@farmjournal.com)

VP Sales: Tony Behr (tbehr@fjem.com)

VP, Production: Brian Conrady (bconrady@fiero.com)

HR Mgr: Shannon Carey-Spier (shannons@farmjournal.com)

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