Meet Lane Nordlund, Professional Agricultural Broadcaster
Lane Nordlund, born and raised in Central Montana, has been involved in production agriculture his entire life. In high school, when Lane was not team roping or tie-down roping, he was behind the microphone announcing the rodeo. Lane had the honor of being elected as the Montana FFA State President and was also the National FFA Officer Candidate for the State of Montana.
While attending Montana State University-Bozeman Lane joined the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity and got his start being an advocate for agriculture. In 2014, he earned a degree in Agricultural Education-Relations from Montana State.
Lane got his start in agricultural broadcasting as an intern for the Northern Ag Network while he was in college. After completing his degree, he became a full-time agricultural broadcaster. Lane’s reports can be heard on over 70 radio stations in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Additionally, TV viewers can see Lane every morning or catch him during the noon hour for live broadcasts consisting of the most informative agricultural news in the region.
TV viewers can also find Lane reporting for the Montana Ag Network which airs on Montana Television Network. He also is a contributor for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s weekly TV show Cattlemen to Cattlemen which airs on RFD TV. Occasionally, he can be seen on RFD TV’s Market Day Report and Rural Evening News. Lane also produces an agriculture podcast called the LaneCast which focuses on rural and agriculture issues in the Western United States.
In 2016 Lane received the Horizon Award from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. The award recognizes young farm broadcasters who show promise in the industry.
When he’s not working you will find Lane anywhere there is a microphone, usually picking his guitar and singing his favorite country music classics.