AAEA Young Professionals Special Interest Group

Co-Chair: Sarah Hill
Co-Chair: Rachel Lium

Committee: Jessie Scott, Tyler Harris, Kelsey Litchfield, Jennifer Blackburn, Jessie Bland

Purpose: Connect individuals who are at similar stages in their career path. This team was formed to create opportunities for other young professionals, including:

Professional Development
Designed to provide learning opportunities throughout the year and serve as a resource for young professionals. These opportunities will primarily be delivered by webinar.

Past webinars:

Online Community

We’ve created a Facebook group as a way to enhance a feeling of community. It is an open dialogue to share stories and ideas, request feedback on projects or questions, post upcoming industry events, offer interesting resources, and share job opportunities. Join the discussion here.


We’ll host mixers at AAEA events to connect young professionals before an event kicks off.

Professional Liaison: Serve as a liaison between new young professionals to committees in AAEA.

Student Liaison: Serve as a liaison between professionals and students in clubs/organizations with agricultural communication interests at colleges around the Midwest or country.

Interested in joining? Contact Sarah Hill or Rachel Lium.