Before I was welcomed into the ranching world as the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s (MSGA) communication intern in 2010, I had no idea how much the beef industry would impact my life. Nearly five years later, I am extremely proud to be an advocate for beef and for Montana’s ranchers.
However, it’s with bittersweet emotion I share my news with you all.
Beginning in September, I will be the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, located in Murfreesboro, TN. While I am sad to step away from my position with MSGA, I am excited about the new opportunities to work with Tennessee’s cattle producers. I would not have been offered such a great job without the support of MSGA through the years. The office staff, Board of Directors, sponsors, and members have given me priceless experiences, where I developed my skills and understanding of the beef industry.
One of my favorite parts of working for MSGA was being the storyteller for Montana’s ranchers. It has truly been an honor to promote your lives, livestock, and legacies through our social media sites and in print publications. During my time on staff, we’ve been able to reach thousands of people across the world, promoting the beef story via photos, videos, and more for the Montana Family Ranching Project.
In the last year, I’ve focused a lot of my attention on increasing awareness of the Research & Education Endowment Foundation branch of the association. This foundation facilitates opportunities for youth and research throughout the state. If you want to see the future of Montana ranching be successful, consider supporting some of the foundation’s programs and events.
“Reckon upon the chief of the blessings you possess,” and that is exactly what I will do. MSGA gave me many wonderful memories and time spent with great people. I would like to thank everyone who hosted me on your ranch and those who have been a good friend.
If you ever find yourself in Tennessee, feel free to stop by. I’ll make you a glass of sweet tea.