By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
Broadcaster Max Armstrong says he’s observed a lot of change during his long career, which he chronicled at the Farm City Breakfast this morning sponsored by the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce.
Armstrong discussed his life and career during a question-and-answer session led by National Farm Broadcasters Association Executive Director Tom Brand at Word of Life Church.
Armstrong tells KFEQ/St. Joseph Post afterward, the biggest change is in the horse power of farm equipment.
“We’re bringing to the field now 600-700 horse power under the hood. Whereas my little Farmall that I started out with, grew up with on the farm in Indiana, was 33 horses,” Armstrong tells KFEQ/St. Joseph Post. “And, back in those days we spent week after week after week after week tending to the crop. Now, with the ability to plant and harvest with such large machines, farmers can be so much more efficient.”
Armstrong says he enjoys coming to the area.
“I love every time I’m in Missouri. There’s something very special about the people of Missouri and Kansas. They really stand out. They’re welcoming. They’re appreciative. Many of them are people of faith which I admire and I’ve just enjoyed being around them,” Armstrong says. “I’ve been the luckiest guy on the planet to be able to do what I have done.”
Armstrong is heard on KFEQ, anchoring the Midwest Digest.