Kranz to manage Farm Bureau communications/news division
» June 21, 2010 «
An experienced agricultural communicator for the California Farm Bureau Federation has been appointed to manage the organization’s Communications/News Division. Dave Kranz will direct Farm Bureau communications that include publications, broadcast services, Web and social media sites, and outreach to Farm Bureau members, news media and the general public.
“People count on timely, accurate information to make business decisions and shape public policy, and they rely on Farm Bureau as a leading voice for California family farmers and ranchers,” California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. “With his knowledge of the news media and California agriculture, Dave Kranz will help Farm Bureau reach out to our audiences with all the tools available to us.”
Kranz has served as Farm Bureau manager of media services since 2005, providing news leads to reporters and helping them cover California agriculture. In 2008, he assumed the additional duty of editing the weekly Farm Bureau newspaper Ag Alert®. He joined Farm Bureau in 1984 as a radio reporter and has served as a media spokesman for the organization since 1992.
As Communications/News Division manager, he directs a staff of 20 responsible for producing both Ag Alert and the bimonthly magazine California Country, the weekly California Country television program, the Food and Farm News service, two websites—www.cfbf.com and www.californiacountry.org—and other communications services.
A resident of Sacramento, Kranz earned a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a radio reporter and news director in Modesto before joining Farm Bureau.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 81,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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