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Making Spring Break Memories

Story by Jackie Newland, sophomore (ACT)

Students view spring break as a time to relax and prepare for the remainder of the spring semester. For some, relaxation means travel and new experiences with lifetime friends made at K-State.

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The Oregon mountains – photo courtesy of Brooke Harshaw

 

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The Story Behind the Story- Agriculturist 2015

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Story by Kaitlin Morgan, senior (ACJ)

Many of you will soon open your mailboxes to find the spring 2015 edition of the Kansas State Agriculturist. I hope you enjoy reading every single page because I know all the blood, sweat and tears that went into making this edition the best it can be for you, our readers. Continue reading “The Story Behind the Story- Agriculturist 2015”

New Year, New Resolutions

Story by Jackie Newland, sophomore (ACJ)

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Students across Kansas State University’ Manhattan campus have made New Year’s resolutions. From academic goals to personal ambitions, agricultural communication and journalism students have set their sights high for 2015.

Dana Schulz, a senior plans to make her last year one to remember. “My New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to finish my last year strong,” says Schulz. “This time next year, I will be graduated and ready for a career. I want to learn as much as I can and get the most out of my K-State experience.”

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An Irish Adventure in Sustainability

Story and photos by Brooke Harshaw, junior (ACJ)

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The Cliffs of Moher are featured in Harry Potter.

During Thanksgiving break, I set off for Ireland with a group of fellow students to study agriculture, communications and culture. I was not sure what we would find, but I decided to focus my attention on how the Irish perceive the word sustainable. As I left Kansas, my definition of sustainability was very broad. It was simply this: to be able to feed the world. I made a note of how the Irish people we met along the way described the word in relation to agriculture. Continue reading “An Irish Adventure in Sustainability”

NACT Officers Attend NAFB Conference

Story by Briana Jacobus, senior (ACJ) and National ACT Member Relations Coordinator

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K-State ACJ seniors Briana Jacobus (far left) and Maggie Seiler (far right) are both National ACT officers.

I am serving as a national officer for the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). Our team was elected at the Agricultural Media Summit (AMS) in August. Since then, we have been busy meeting via conference calls. On November 12-14, we attended the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) conference in Kansas City, Missouri. We bonded as team members, planned activities for the year and networked with professionals.

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Classrooms to Careers

Story by Jordan Pieschl, senior (ACJ)

Summer break presents an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world experiences. This past summer, students in the department held internships in many areas of the industry, including government, extension, production, organizations and associations.

Nathan Lauden, ACJ senior interned for Monsanto.

Nathan Laudan, a senior agricultural communications and journalism major, was one of 39 students from around the nation interning for Monsanto.
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K-State Makes a Mark on AMS

Story by Jennifer Ray, second year master’s student

Four K-State Agricultural Communicator of Tomorrow (ACT) members and one nervous graduate student drove 600 miles to attend the 2014 Agricultural Media Summit (AMS). This was not my first AMS; in fact, it was my fifth. It was, however, the first time this California native attended as a K-State student. It was also my first time being responsible for conference travel details.

Front Row (left to right): Malerie Strahm, Maggie Seiler, Jennifer Ray
Back Row (left to right): Kate Hagans, Briana Jacobus, Logan Britton, and Nicole Lane

Kate Hagans, Nicole Lane, Malerie Strahm and Briana Jacobus rode with me to the summit in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Maggie Seiler flew in from her internship at Hoard’s Dairyman in Wisconsin to join us. Logan Britton was already in Indianapolis, where he interned for the National FFA Organization. Despite my fears of locking the keys in the school van, being late to the opening social and having a glitch with the hotel reservation, we pulled it all off and took away some prestigious honors.

Kris Boone, department head congratulates Logan Britton for receiving the Forrest Bassford Award.

Industry professionals and students from across the nation were introduced to Logan Britton, who was presented with the esteemed Forrest Bassford Student Award.

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