My passion for the agriculture industry and the people in it started at a young age, despite my untraditional agriculture background: neither my parents nor my grandparents are involved in the agriculture industry. Luckily, my parents decided to sign me up for a 4-H horse program, and the rest is history.
My involvement in 4-H led me to participate in FFA in high school, where my interest in agriculture turned into a passion. From public speaking to vegetable crop judging to raising grand champion market dairy calves, I grew to love all aspects of the industry. My love of the industry lead me to pursue a degree in agricultural communications and animal science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, graduating in June 2012.
My passion for agriculture and agvocacy led me all the way to Minneapolis after graduation. Besides providing me with an opportunity to do what I love, moving to Minnesota has pushed me out of my comfort zone and given me experiences that I never thought I would get. You haven’t lived until you have walked to the bus stop in -12 degree weather.