Don Wick is proud to be a farm broadcaster, a career that began in 1982 at a small radio station in Wabasha, Minnesota. Through the years, Wick worked at mega-stations, like WCCO in Minneapolis and WNAX in Yankton, South Dakota. In 2003, he joined the Red River Farm Network team and is now the company’s president.
As a journalist, Wick has reported from Cuba, China, Russia, Japan and throughout Europe. In 2010, he put on a flak jacket and traveled with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Afghanistan, highlighting agriculture’s outreach within a warzone.
In 2018, Wick received the ultimate honor with his induction into the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Wick was NAFB’s president in 1997 and was the National Farm Broadcaster of the Year in 2004. In addition, he was part of the first class inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame in 2004 and walked across the stage at the National FFA Convention to receive his Honorary Degree. Wick is currently a member of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council board of directors.
Don and Kolleen have two sons, Tony and Sam. They are also proud to be grandparents to Aiden, Piper, Adrienne, Aurora and Sterling.