Our first show aired October 3, 1977. Now, the studio portion of the show is produced at the University Television Center of Mississippi State University. The show is broadcast statewide 52 weeks a year on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Radio and Television and nationally on the RFD-TV cable network. It's hosted by Leighton Spann and Troy Moling.
We understand that in this age of information, the idea of where we get our food has become lost in the shuffle. Farmweek is dedicated to educating those in the farming community and using inspiring stories to reach those interested in agriculture. That includes your typical farm reports, but it also means digging deeper. It includes creative pieces that will connect viewers with people like them and who share their interests.
The show has something for everyone. From the novice with a few tomato plants wanting to provide homegrown nutrition for their family to the third generation farmer with 200 acres, we’re here to educate and inspire you with fresh ideas and a renewed perspective. In 2014, research was conducted to show just how far the Farmweek brand reaches. Nearly 90% of viewers said they have made at least one decision based on something they learned from watching the program.
Effectiveness is further demonstrated by the fact viewers often contact Farmweek or the individuals involved in a story to find out how they can implement the practice or program that was demonstrated.