Marion Kirkpatrick

Digital Content Manager, RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel

Marion is a digital content manager for RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel. She started working for Rural Media Group in May 2022, bringing a decade of experience in the digital side of broadcast media as well as some professional cooking experience to the team. She spent most of her career working at the national and local-affiliate levels of broadcast news at Nexstar Media Group, Meredith Corp., and Media General.

Alongside her work at RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel, Marion is also a restaurant reporter for OTR Global. She graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she received a B.S. in Journalism & Electronic Media with a concentration in magazine editing and musicology. While a student, she held esteemed internships at The Hollywood Reporter, The Lincoln Center, and DIY Network.

Marion was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. That’s where she lives now with her husband, daughter, and family dog.

In her spare time, she is a passionate baker and considers herself a “professional home cook” after spending a year pursuing pastry arts full-time at Henrietta Red, a James Beard-nominated restaurant in Nashville. She loves hosting dinner parties, hanging out in the backyard, and attending local rock shows with her husband (who also drums in a band!).

Calling all FarmHers! RFD-TV’s sister network, FarmHer, just announced a new initiative in the works to empower women in agriculture at a one-day event in Iowa this November.
Host of Where the Food Comes From, RFD-TV’s own Chip Carter attended the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Innovations Show last weekend in Charlotte, N.C. to bring us all the exciting new developments in the produce industry.
It is National Farm Safety and Health Week—a time dedicated to recognizing the critical importance of safety on the farm. The National Education Center for Ag Safety (NECAS) usually hosts this week-long event during mid-September so farmers are reminded to prioritize their safety during the harvest season.
Florida Farm Bureau’s ‘CARES’ program publicly recognizes farmers and ranchers in The Sunshine State who go above and beyond to protect the state’s natural resources. We take you to Crooked Creek Farm in Altha, Florida, one of the operations recognized for its use of sustainable management practices.
A new survey from the Whole Grains Council found an uptick in consumer interest and awareness this year as well as increased consumption of whole grains — especially among the Millennial generation.
Louisiana had an unprecedented number of 100-degree days this summer, and the long stretch of heat is taking a toll on ranchers across the state. Both hay quantities and quality are down right now, which could cause further weight loss for cattle in the winter.
The legendary Pat Boone is returning to RFD-TV to discuss his latest album, “Country Jubilee,” on Wednesday, Sept. 6! In honor of his visit, we went back through the illustrious singer, composer, actor, author and television host’s impressive catalog of hits to select just a few of our favorites!
Fall is one of the best times of the year when it comes to seasonal produce! Save this list to have on hand when you hit your local grocery store, farmers market, or CSA all season long!
USDA officials say the grants have reached nearly 12,000 different projects at this point, and its most recent $72.9-million investment marks a $1 billion funding milestone for the SCBGP, which aims to provide specialty crop producers fund key marketing, education, and research efforts.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says the storm could cause problems for several key crops grown in the Southwestern region, including parts of California and Arizona, along the storm’s path. It also carries risk for potential flash flooding and strong wind gusts as it travels north.
RFD-TV’s own Marlin Bohling proved he is more than “just Ken” with his yummy “BarBieQuacamole Taco Burgers.” Get the recipe here — it’s a 10!
Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have constructed the perfect watermelon—returning “lost” genes from the domesticated fruit’s wild relatives that improve both taste and resilience during the growing process.