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Growing up on a farm in central Minnesota as a seventh generation  agriculturalist, Kylee is most passionate about informing and  engaging consumers at any level regarding food safety and consumer  trust. She has developed leadership and communication skills through her experiences at South Dakota State University and in her community, church, 4-H, FFA, and youth livestock associations. 

professional experience
CAFES Communications & Marketing Intern

SDSU CAFES | Brookings, SD | Sept. 2019 - May 2020

  • Initiated SDSU CAFES's first podcast "Feeding the Future at SDSU"

  • Produce all stages of podcast content

  • Publish content in written form for "Growing South Dakota" publication

  • Collaborated with other students, faculty and alumni for content creation  

 

 

Producer Communications Intern 

Certified Angus Beef | Wooster, OH | May - August 2019

  • Write news releases, feature stories, blogs and video news releases for the Certified Angus Beef brand Cattleman Connection

  • Layout, upload and publish web content

  • Design and post social media content

  • Capture moments on the ranch and feedlot for publication 

Media Intern 

Arizona National Livestock Show | Phoenix, AZ | December 2018​

 

  • Created social media content for multiple platforms

  • Developed social media strategy with team members from across the country throughout the week-long experience

  • Collaborated with teammates on Basecamp and live-streamed content using Facebook Live and Switcher

Communications Intern 

Ty Eschenbaum & A1 Development Solutions | Sept. 2018 - present​

 

  • Manage prospect databases, organize meetings, and develop social media strategy for A1 Development Solutions 

  • Design advertising and prepared marketing materials for Wienks Charolais

  • Develop outreach material for the Ty Eschenbaum Foundation 

Livestream Awards Pre-Show Host

Minnesota FFA Foundation | September 2018

  • Wrote script for 30 minute pre-show for the Minnesota FFA Awards Program at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

  • Co-hosted the livestream with Lance Miller and interviewed sponsors, supporters, and participants

Social Media & Communications Intern

Meeker County Extension & 4-H | May 2018 - Sept. 2018​

  • Created, wrote, and edited stories and web content for the website,   social media outlets, newsletters, press releases, and events

  • Photographed events and created educational and promotional videos

  • Scheduled and created social media graphics and video content 

2017-2018 Minnesota FFA Secretary

Minnesota FFA | April 201​7 - April 2018

 

  • Facilitated leadership development conferences and workshops

  • Collaborated and built relationships with FFA members, teammates, 
    and industry professionals

  • Communicated with members and supporters via blogs and social   media

  • Traveled to South Africa in January 2018 as a participant in National FFA's International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) 

Communications Intern

KLFD Radio Station | Jan. 201​7 - June 2018

 

  • Creatively wrote, recorded, cut, and professionally published advertisements for local businesses to be used on air

Ag in the Classroom Founder & Facilitator

Litchfield Public Schools/Litchfield FFA | Sept. 201​5 - May 2017

 

  • Created 50-minute agriculture-based lesson plans for 5th grade science students

  • Facilitated once a month with the assistance of other Litchfield FFA members with personal experience in said area

STRENGTHS

Responsibility

Relator

Focus

Significance

Deliberative

Achiever

Reliable

Professional

Organized

Self-motivated

sKILLS

Communication

Leadership

Collaboration

Goal-Oriented

Organizational Blogging

Work with Adobe Creative Cloud

Work with Microsoft Office

Work with Hootsuite

Work with Switcher for Facebook Live

Work with Basecamp

CERTIFICATIONS

Hootsuite Academy

Google Analytics

HACCP

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

Agriculture Future of America (AFA)

Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)

Block & Bridle

SDSU Little International 

4-H Alumni

FFA Alumni

Leadership experience
SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Advocate

SDSU CAFES | Brookings, SD | Mar. 2019-Mar. 2020

 

  • Elected by the SDSU CAFES student body, serving alongside the other CAFES Prexy Council officers to plan campus wide events such as Ag Day, my role is to communicate across the college, keeping students up to date and informed of CAFES happenings. Learn more here 

Student Advisory Team

Agriculture Future of America | Kansas City, MO | Mar.-Nov. 2019

 

  • Assisted in promoting and carrying out national student conference with over 800 student attendees and nearly 500 industry representatives

  • Participated in approximately 17 hours of respect and inclusivity training including; cultural competency, including excellence, unconscious bias, microaggressions, and cross-cultural communications

NAMA Vice President

SDSU NAMA | Brookings, SD | April 2019-April 2020

 

  • Lead design and communications efforts for the executive summary content creation 

  • Present "The Cattle Compass" at the 2019 competition in Kansas City, MO

  • See the 2019 executive summary here

  • Watch the 2019 presentation here 

ACT Communications Coordinator

SDSU ACT | Brookings, SD | April 2019-April 2020

 

  • Serve SDSU's ACT chapter through social media and communications efforts

  • Lead a 30 minute intro demonstration for Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and online portfolio creation 

Youth Beef Leaders Seminar

Certified Angus Beef | Wooster, OH | Jan. 7-9, 2019

 

  • One of 25 college students invited to Certified Angus Beef headquarters to learn more about the Certified Angus Beef brand, understanding the value of a beef carcass, and practices beef producers can implement for high quality product.    

SDSU Block & Bridle Queen

SDSU | Brookings, SD | Oct. 201​8 - Oct. 2019

 

  • SDSU PREXY Council Representative for SDSU Block and Bridle 

SDSU College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Ambassador

SDSU - CAFES | Brookings, SD | March 2018 - present

 

  • Serving on a team of 25 college students, we travel to Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska high schools recruiting for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, as well as assisting with on campus events such as opportunity and career fairs and department events

Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference Participant & Scholar

AFA | Kansas City, MO | November 2017, 2018, 2019

 

  • Three-time leaders conference participant; the four day conference focuses on individual development for passionate college students preparing to enter the agriculture community professionally

  • 2017 AFA Leaders Scholar

SDSU Little International

SDSU | Brookings, SD | Sept. 201​7 - March 2020

 

  • Advertising & Advocacy Superintendent | Sept. 2019 - March 2020

  • Advertising & Publicity Superintendent | Sept. 2018 - March 2019

  • Mailings & Addresses Assistant Superintendent | Sept. 2017 - March 2018 

education
South Dakota State University 

Aug. 2017 - May 2020 

Agricultural Communications graduate

food safety + meat science minors

cumulative GPA: 3.8 | Dean's Honor Roll student 

AWARDS
Outstanding Senior Award
SDSU CAFES Prexy Council | May 2020

Excellence in Meritorious Academic Achievement

SDSU School of Communication & Journalism | April 2019

American Degree Recipient

National FFA | October 2018

State Interview Winner

Minnesota 4-H Beef | August 2018

National Interview Winner

American Junior Simmental Association - Junior Nationals | July 2018

Prepared Public Speaking Semi-Finalist (top 16)

National FFA | October 2017