Janet Adkison is from Houston, MO. She grew up on a beef farm where she spent summers showing livestock, horseback riding and working on creative projects with her art teacher mother.
In high school, she followed in the footsteps of her father and her brother by taking an active role in the local FFA chapter and eventually represented her area as a state FFA officer.
Janet initially planned to pursue a degree in animal science at Missouri State University but discovered the variety of careers available in communications. Knowing her talking talents far outweighed her skills in chemistry, she changed her major to agricultural communications.
Shortly after graduation she moved to Little Rock, AR to be a farm broadcaster for the Arkansas Radio Network. Since that initial step into the studio Janet has also worked for the Brownfield Network in Missouri, KFRM 550 AM in Clay Center, KS and most recently she spent seven years as the Farm Director for KMZU Radio in Carrollton, MO.
In the spring of 2013 Janet joined the Rural Media Group's (RMG) broadcast team in Nashville, TN. The RMG experience has been a whirlwind of excitement as 2014 took her to the east coast to serve as the network's Washington DC News Bureau Chief. From the nation’s capital city Janet covered the US Department of Agriculture, the capital and the White House while working with the organizations who represent farmers and rural communities impacted by legislative decisions. In 2016, Janet moved to Nashville to anchor MARKET DAY REPORT.
Throughout her broadcast career, Janet has been a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. In 2008 she was selected to serve as the organization's South Region Vice President. In 2011, she was elected her to the association's Executive Committee and she served as NAFB President in 2014.