Farm Journal Media announced today that agriculture’s most-listened-to radio talk-program, AgriTalk, heard on WSLM 97.9 FM weekdays from 11:05 to Noon, will welcome a new host.

Effective Jan. 2, 2018, Chip Flory will take the seat as host of one of agriculture’s most iconic radio programs.

Flory will continue as host of the Market Rally radio program, also heard on WSLM from 3:05p – 4p, a strategic shift to a single host that will closely align these two nationally syndicated talk shows.

WSLM is the Louisville and South Central Indiana affiliate for the programs, reaching over 500,000 farmers daily. 

Flory will be only the third host in AgriTalk’s long history.

A graduate of Iowa State University, he spent three years reporting from the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. With ProFarmer since 1991, Flory has long been an editorial leader for Farm Journal’s newsletter division, most recently serving as Editorial Director.

Flory also serves as the Farm Journal Economist, has led the ProFarmer Crop Tour and helped launch Market Rally in 2013.

“We are pleased to welcome Chip as the next host of AgriTalk,” said Brian Conrady, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Farm Journal Broadcast. “We know he is committed to carrying on the tradition and commitment to excellence established by Mike Adams, and we believe Chip’s expansive industry knowledge and entertaining personality will serve our audience well for years to come.”

Mike Adams has been the host of AgriTalk since 2001. He is a former president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, and a recipient of the prestigious Farm Broadcaster of the Year award.

A special farewell edition of AgriTalk looking back at his 16 years of hosting the program aired this afternoon. 

“Over my long career in radio and ag programming, both AgriTalk and Mike Adams have been institutions in this industry,” said Mark DePrez, Vice President and General Manager, Farm Journal Radio. “We’re thankful for the indelible mark that Mike will be leaving—and at the same time, look forward to Chip’s new position in the chair.”