All About: This Week in Agribusiness


From the rapid technological advances in the business of farming to the policy that helps shape the industry, growers get unparalleled perspective from these guys. Max Armstrong, Mike Pearson and Greg Soulje: the names producers have long known and trusted for agriculture news, weather, and commentary.

On “This Week in AgriBusiness” you can:

  • Keep up with various FFA chapters across the nation in the FFA Chapter Tribute segment
  • Hear Max Armstrong tell the story of how vintage tractor owners inherited, purchased, or restored their beloved tractor in Max’s Tractor Shed
  • Plan your week according to Greg Soulje’s weather forecasts across the nation
  • And stay in the know with all ag topics

Max Armstrong
Max has originated broadcasts from all 50 states and 30 different foreign nations in over three decades of agriculture broadcasting. He has twice received the Oscar In Agriculture. He has been awarded the highest honors by the National Agri-Marketing Association, the American Agricultural Editors Association, and the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. In 2002 he was given the highest civilian award presented by the Governor of Indiana, the “Sagamore Of The Wabash” recognition. Max grew up on a farm in the Wabash Valley of Indiana.

Mike Pearson
Mike Pearson was born and raised in South Central Iowa, where he grew to love agriculture on his family’s hog and cattle farm. After graduating from Simpson College, Mike moved to Grinnell, Iowa where he had the chance to build his own cow herd in addition to working as an agricultural lender. Over the next 10 years, Mike left the world of finance and entered the world of media. He’s previously hosted “Market to Market” on Public Television, the Ag News Daily podcast, and currently, viewers can find him behind the anchor desk on “This Week in Agribusiness” on RFD-TV and listeners can hear him every day as the host of Agriculture of America, a daily ag-focused radio show carried by affiliate stations across the country.

Greg Soulje
Greg Soulje brings over 20 years of experience as an agricultural broadcast meteorologist to This Week in Agri-Business. His work experience includes WLS-TV in Chicago, where he was an off-camera meteorologist and weather producer, and Central Weather Service, Inc., a private forecasting firm in suburban Chicago, whose clients included a number of radio stations and grain trading firms. He has been a Professional Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for 20 years and has been awarded the AMS Radio Seal of Approval for quality weather broadcasts. He is also a member of the National Weather Association.


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