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Kellan Heavican
Jefferson City, MO - Brownfield Ag News is pleased to announce Kellan Heavican has joined the Brownfield team as Anchor/Reporter. He is based in Nebraska.

"We are excited to have Kellan join Brownfield," says Cyndi Young, Director of Brownfield and Ag Operations. "Kellan has strong roots in agriculture and a passion for good journalism. We are fortunate to have him on our team!"

Kellan grew up on a farm in east central Nebraska near the small town of Schuyler. He spent time with his parents raising corn and soybeans. He joined 4-H and he and his family began raising cattle after buying his first bucket calf from a family friend. His second bucket calf was purchased from the sale barn and brought home in the back seat of a pickup.

Kellan's passion for telling stories began during his junior year of high school when he was the school's all-sport public address announcer. While balancing his love for sports, his passion for his cattle herd grew. He exhibited cattle for more than a decade, with stops at the National Western Stock Show, North American International Livestock Exposition, and the Nebraska State Fair. He joined the North American Junior Red Angus Board of Directors where he served as president.

Kellan attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a sports emphasis and a minor in Czech language studies. After graduating in 2018, he became the news and sports director at three stations in Charles City, Iowa. He helped double the station's news coverage and tripled the station's sports coverage. He helped organize a service learning trip for two Iowa FFA Chapters where he chronicled their help with a Nebraska feedlot devastated by the historic 2019 floods.

The following year, Kellan moved back to Lincoln and became a news anchor, reporter and host at 1400 KLIN. He led breaking news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, summer protests and the 2020 election.

Kellan has won Nebraska Broadcasters Association, Iowa Broadcast News Association and Eric Sevareid awards for news writing, play-by-play announcing, breaking news coverage and feature writing. He remains active in the cattle industry and helps his family raise cattle on their ranch in Nebraska's sandhills. Kellan's hobbies include spending time outdoors, watching sports, spending time with his family and refereeing basketball.

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