NAFB Intern Morgan McEnany

Morgan McEnany from Nevada, IA, is one of the 2017 NAFB interns. Mentored by Bob Quinn (Big Show Farm Network, Des Moines, IA). Morgan is a senior at Iowa State University pursuing a degree in agricultural communications with a minor in journalism and mass communications. During her past two years at Iowa State, she has been involved with Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and is one of the journalists for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student-run publication: CALS Connections. Her passion for agriculture started at a young age and by the age of 5 she was involved in 4-H as a Clover Kid. "My first leadership role in middle school was 4-H reporter, which allowed me to collaborate with newspapers in the area when writing club articles."

Later, she became involved in the local FFA chapter where she participated in various contests and took on leadership roles. Summers were spent working on her Supervised Agricultural Experience, which consisted of roguing seed corn fields for DuPont Pioneer. “The first time I explained roguing for my Supervised Agricultural Experience, my advisor did not understand what it was. I learned almost everyone in agriculture knows of detasseling, but not everyone realizes the process before it. Small things like this opened my eyes to the fact it is not only consumers we must teach about agriculture. Everyone can benefit from different conversations because you never know what you may learn." Bob Quinn said, “This internship is allowing Morgan to get hands-on experience running social media feeds, practicing market reports, and networking with broadcasters.” She concluded, "This opportunity is allowing me to see what broadcasting takes and how farm broadcasting is relevant to those in the industry. I learn something new every day, which will play a crucial role to advocating for agriculture."