Writing Samples

 

Extension Daily

Extension Daily is an online news source for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. They use Wordpress to publish their articles and I pitched story ideas and published my articles through Wordpress. This gave me the opportunity to become famliar with the administrative side to Wordpress.

Writing for Extension also gave me the opportunity to write about agriculture and to gain a better understanding of Extension.

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    Farm Diversity Spreads Risk

    Farm diversification is an important farm management practice producers use to maximize profits and reduce risks.

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    Thawing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, one of the biggest problems cooks face is how to properly thaw their turkey.

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Auburn Family

Auburn Family is a the social media network for Auburn University. It is open to all Auburn students, faculty, alumni and fans. Auburn Family is a Ning blog.

Writing for Auburn Family gave me the opportunity to find Auburn students doing interesting things while they are at Auburn University.

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Jessie Lynn Dreams Big

A woman of many talents and interests perfectly describes Autauga county native, Jessie Lynn Nichols.

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AgHill Communications

Quietly in the basement of Comer Hall there is an advertising and public relations agency. But AgHill Communications, AHC, isn't your typical agency because it is run entirely by agricultural communications students.

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Breaking New Ground for Ag Week 2017

The College of Agriculture is “Breaking New Ground” next week as they kick off the 12th annual Ag Week on March 27.

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The Corner News

The Corner News is a small, weekly paper published in Auburn that reaches a young audience in the Auburn-Opelika area. Blox Content Management System is used by The Corner News to post stories and articles to their website.

My articles for The Corner News were about local events happening in Opelika.

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    On the Tracks Returns

    “On the Tracks,” Opelika’s biannual food and wine event hosted by Opelika Main Street, returns Oct. 7 to provide people with a new and exciting way to experience downtown Opelika.

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    Zombies Running for C.A.M.P

    This Saturday, downtown Opelika will be overrun by zombies and humans. Red Clay Brewing Company will be hosting a Zombie Beer Run on Oct. 15 to raise money for Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers, C.A.M.P.

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Features

Magazine and Feature Writing

Magazine and Feature Writing was a journalism course I took at Auburn. In this course I learned how to write feature stories, the different types of features and how to conduct interviews.

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    Dr. Duffy: Finding a Passion in Africa

    Growing up in the late ‘60s in a small, blue collar, rural farm community in Massachusetts, Dr. Patricia Duffy would wake up early on the weekends and during school breaks to watch the farm shows on TV in the mornings.

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    4-H: Still Important Today

    When Mindy Reynolds of Randolph County, Alabama, was growing up, every July or August she would get a new steer calf to raise.

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2017 Ag Week Press Release

Agricultural Communications Practicum

As the agricultural communications practicum student I was in charge of promoting the annual Ag Week. To promote the event, I was tasked with writing a press release.

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    Ag Week 2017 Press Release

    AUBURN, Ala.— “Breaking New Ground” is the theme of the 12th annual Ag Week, March 27-31, hosted by the College of Agriculture.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Alabama Beef Systems Newsletter

Each month I design a monthly eNewsletter for the Alabama Beef Systems. In the newsletter I write monthly articles about timely topics concerning beef cattle producers. Writing these articles gives me the opportunity to interview animal science Extension agents.

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Spring Baleage Growth

Baleage, often used interchangeably with haylage, is forage that is harvested, baled, ensiled, wrapped and stored in plastic at 40 to 60 percent moisture.

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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

The Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program is an educational program designed for northeast Alabama cattle producers who are interested in growth and development of replacement heifers for their operations.

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How Cold is Too Cold? The Impact of Cold Weather on Cool-Season Forages

With this year’s unusual winter weather of snow and ice, it is important for producers to know the impact this weather can have on cool-season forages.

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Feedstuff Quality

It is important to understand the quality of energy and protein supplements fed to livestock.

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Bull Sales

Selecting the right bull is one of the most important management decisions a producer can make.

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Cool-Season Forages

As fall and cooler weather approaches, cool season forages can be an important forage option for producers seeking to extend their grazing periods.

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Fall Calving

The fall is a busy time for many cattle producers in the state as preparation begins for fall calving season.

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