[nafex] NAFEX Spokesperson?

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 9 10:38:10 EDT 2001

Here in Michigan, We have a PBS program called Michigan Magazine. They make 
trips to various places, usually two segments per show. They have featured 
some of our orchards. They just have to be notified of the potential for a 
show, because they do not know what all goes on in the state and where. We 
have also had large near full page articles of two members that I can think 
of in the past couple years. I had a call from our local newspaper in Flint 
last fall "THE FLINT JOURNAL". They wanted to know if they could talk to me 
when they found that I was growing things as Pawpaws, Chestnuts, Persimmons, 
Kiwis, Pecans, and all nuts etc. They did not think could be grown in mid 
Michigan. So I do not know what will come of it. Someone must have told 
someone there. But when they called it was after things were done with 
mostly. I know that some of you are familiar with the name Roger Miller of 
Eaton Rapids, MI. He had Large articles in at least three newspapers. He is 
ask to talk many places and have taste test, and demos.
       Gordon C. Nofs     Flint, MI

----Original Message Follows----
From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [nafex] NAFEX Spokesperson?
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 10:05:24 -0400 (EDT)


Does NAFEX have a volunteer who speaks to radio gardening shows on behalf

I only ask, for if we do have a public speaker we could ask our local
radio gardening shows to have NAFEX as a guest.

There are hundreds of gardening radio shows out there and it would be a
good NAFEX membership builder.  All we would need to do is to write
letters to the vaious local shows and see if they are interested, and
putting them in contact with our spokesperson(s).

Maybe even add copies of the raido interviews to the NAFEX library.

This might serve a dual purpose for a gardening writer who is a NAFEX
member.  Even shared publicity, is still publicity.  I imagine it would be
fun fielding fruit questions for 15-30 minutes.

Since most all of these invterviews are done via telephone, we could have
more than one person in a spokesperson team, being interviewed singly as
a team.

Might be just right for the right people.

So do we have a spokesperson to handle such tasks?  If not are there
interested people?

Just a thought.


Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

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