Off to the “Real World”

Amanda Nolz

100_0297 Well, as of this past weekend, I’m now a proud graduate of South Dakota State University. It’s a crazy feeling to know that my college years are over, and I’m now making the transition into the “real world.” It’s been said, time and time again, that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I really think I have found that dream career in my role as an agriculture writer and speaker.

In the next couple of months, I want to position myself as a person people want to use as a resource for conferences, workshops and events. I’m excited about my speech and workshop topics: global agriculture climate, animal rights activists, consumer and media misconceptions, sharing the agriculture story and utilizing social networking sites as a public relations tool for farmers and ranchers. I’m already booking a few events, but I’m looking to gain some advice on how I can spread the word about my availability as an agriculture speaker. I hope to build a website soon as a reference towards my credentials, but what else can be done to spread the word about my full-time status as an agriculture writer and speaker? I can’t wait to hear your advice? Thanks, everyone! -Amanda Nolz