Texas Native Joins WAR Staff in Montana

It pleases me to introduce myself as Assistant Editor of the Western Ag Reporter.  I am excited for this new adventure and look forward to upholding the Western Ag Reporter’s stellar reputation of effectively informing readers on agricultural news.

As a native of Rosalie, Texas, I am no stranger to rural lifestyle.  Growing up on commercial Angus and Red Angus operations put me in direct contact with the beef industry, as well as the farming sector.  I have a deep love for the industry which put food on my family’s table for decades.  My appreciation of agriculture goes hand in hand with my love of journalism.

As a high school student, I reported weekly on local sports in the Bogata News-Talco Times.  After high school, I continued my education at Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas, before moving on to Texas A&M University in College Station where I majored in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.

In Fall 2016, I landed a job with the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marketing & Media department as a photographer and writer where I worked for three years.  In summer 2017, I was selected as Angus Media’s editorial intern, which gave me the opportunity to author various stories published in the Angus Journal.  Throughout my college career, I also interned in the marketing department of the San Antonio Stockshow & Rodeo; worked as a communications assistant at Texas A&M AgriLife Communications; contributed as a freelance writer to Progressive Cattleman Magazine; and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Sorority (the national professional agricultural sorority) as well as Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.

Fall 2018 brought on a new opportunity for me as I was awarded the position of Editor and Chief of the The AgriLeader magazine.  The AgriLeader is a magazine focused on current and former students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.  My duties included editing all stories in the magazine, designing page layouts and organizing the layout of the magazine from cover to cover.  My team and I worked tirelessly to produce an entertaining and thought-provoking end product.  Without a doubt, the Spring 2019 edition of the AgriLeader is one of my biggest accomplishments.

My past experiences as a story-teller and advocate of agriculture creates the perfect mix to fill the mold of Assistant Editor.  I’m a strong believer everyone has a story to tell – whether it be a heart-warming tale of a paraplegic showman or a quick news article on feral pigs.  Our industry is full of individuals with a perspective that needs to be shared and issues that need to be aired in the most truthful and impactful way possible.  It is my job as Assistant Editor of the Western Ag Reporter to communicate the agricultural industry’s truth, while creating attention grabbing content.  I look forward to informing the public while forming a bond with our readership, and I promise not to make too many Aggie references.

As a consumer of news, you have a say in what you want to read.  If you see an interesting article you wish to be explored further, or stumble upon an interesting story yourself, feel free to email me at editor2@westernagreporter.com.


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