Where did you go to college?
Kansas State University
Where do you work and how long have you worked there?
I am the owner of Maggie Malson Communications and have been for 18 years. I worked as a magazine publisher for 13 years in addition to doing freelance work. Currently I do contract writing, photography, marketing and design for agriculture clients.
Why did you pursue a career in ag communications?
I knew I wanted to be involved in agriculture as I grew up a farmer’s daughter. I also always enjoyed writing and English. In college, I attended the LPC/AAEA annual meeting, and met a lot of the publishers and editors who worked for magazines I grew up seeing my dad read. I knew that was the career path for me.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
Interviewing and photographing farmers and ranchers is my favorite part. I love to hear about their families and operations, and in turn be able to tell their story to a broader audience.
What’s one piece of career advice you wish someone had given you?
Travel internationally. This wasn’t something that I heard a lot about or was really encouraged to do. Looking back, I wish I had taken the opportunity to learn more about agriculture in other parts of the world.
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