Angus Media, a subsidiary of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo., welcomes three interns this summer to its ranks of communications and marketing professionals.
Throughout their internship experience, they will be working on various tasks, including writing for the Angus Journal, assisting with production of the weekly The Angus Report news program, as well as providing comprehensive coverage of the National Junior Angus Show, July 13-18 in Tulsa, Okla.
Sarah Harris, Kansas State University, is serving as the communications intern this summer. Nicole Lane, also of K-State, and Raney Lovorn, Oklahoma State University, will be focused on editorial production of the Angus Journal and the Angus Beef Bulletin.
Sarah Harris, communications intern
Originally from Charlotte, Mich., Harris was raised on her family's farrow-to-finish swine farm and participated in both 4-H and the National FFA Organization. She graduated in May 2010 from Michigan State University, receiving a certification in swine management.
After earning her degree, she moved to Kansas, where she is currently a senior at K-State studying agricultural communications and journalism, with minors in horticulture and animal sciences and industry. She started her internship with Angus Media May 18.
"Experience is the greatest tool in learning, and I am thrilled to have such an opportunity through the American Angus Association," Harris says. "This is a great chance to learn from some of the best in the business, and gain new skills that I can use throughout my entire career."
Nicole Lane, editorial intern
Originally from John Day, Ore., Lane grew up on a small sheep farm she started with her younger sister. Heavily involved in both 4-H and the National FFA Organization, Lane is now at K-State, where she will graduate in December with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism with a minor in animal sciences.
Lane is involved on campus, serving as the president of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and her sorority, Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority. Lane began her internship June 1.
"I'm so excited to get to be writing about and producing content for black Angus producers again," Lane says. "It's an honor to get to work for such great cattlemen and one of the best publications in the business."
Raney Lovorn, editorial intern
Lovorn, from Winnsboro, Texas, is a senior at OSU, pursuing a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications with a double major option in animal science. On campus, she works as a communications and graphic design intern in the College of Human Sciences.
Lovorn also serves as a public relations committee member for the OSU Homecoming Steering Committee and a Student Academic Mentor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She is a former Junior Beefmaster Breeder's Association officer and board member. Lovorn began her internship May 18.
"This is an incredible opportunity for me to earn experience in a field that I dearly love," Lovorn says. "For an agricultural communications student with interests in journalism and animal science, working for the Angus Journal is truly a dream job."