A Message from Our Student Editor

ACM student worker Emily Annexstad headshotEmily Annexstad, the communications assistant for the Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing Department, wrote and edited this semester’s e-newsletter. Emily is a junior studying Animal Science and Agricultural Communication & Marketing (ACM). She grew up on her family’s dairy farm near St. Peter, Minnesota. On campus, Emily is also involved in the Gopher Dairy Club, the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), the Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing Club (AECM Club), Beta of Clovia Sorority, and the peer mentor program.

“Having the opportunity to write and edit articles for this semester’s newsletters gave me the chance to improve my written communication skills. Researching and interviewing people for this semester’s international theme also opened my eyes to a whole new realm of opportunities that Ag Ed and ACM students have. Hearing other people’s stories makes me want to embark on an international experience of my own,” Emily said. “I could not be more grateful for the amazing support I have received from Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing faculty and staff. It has been a pleasure to work with the wonderful people here. This newsletter would not have been possible without all of their help!”

Throughout the academic year, Emily works on all kinds of communications projects, including branded visuals and written content for social media, interviewing faculty, staff, and alumni, and writing articles that get featured in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) newsletters. Our department is lucky to have such a driven and positive student supporting communications initiatives. We look forward to having her back for spring semester. Thank you, Emily!