For the second year in a row, Farm Credit Services has sponsored the social media corp at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. Margaret Fogarty is the national communications director for Farm Credit and Taylor spoke with her about the opportunity they are providing college students during the event.
“We are really excited to be here with a terrific group of college students from universities from across the country. We are providing them the opportunity to apply their knowledge and experience with social media platforms in a professional setting. They are covering the convention from the NAFB social media platforms. This also gives them the opportunity network with professionals, line up interviews, find career opportunities and gather a better understanding of ag broadcasting and communications.”
Margaret said they really give the students a blank slate to work from and Farm Credit simply provides coaching and mentorship. “We leave it up to them to provide their own creativity and identify the stories that are on the ground.” Her advice to all young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the ag communication field is to get involved with industry organizations like NAFB and get hands-on opportunities to practice their craft.
Listen to Taylor’s complete interview with Margaret here: Interview with Margaret Fogarty, Farm Credit
You can find photos from the event here:
2014 NAFB Convention Photos