During the Farm Progress Show a group of students from the University of Illinois had an opportunity to shadow ag media representatives as they were covering the show for their respective outlets. This is the idea of Dr. Owen Roberts, a professor at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Assisting him in the effort was Mike Wilson, Senior Executive Editor, Farm Progress. The photo is the group when they arrived at the show.
I participated by working with student Logan Bend. He helped me with photos I needed while conducting interviews and we had plenty of time to discuss how I handle the assignments I had with various companies. Before I left the Farm Progress I interviewed Logan about his experience. He describes his farm background in northern Illinois and what he learned through the experience.
You can listen to my interview with Logan here:
2023 Farm Progress Show interview with Logan Bend, University of Illinois Student 3:35