Today I’d like to make a shout out to the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. I came across a blog entry written by their former video intern, Ashley Bartholomew. Reading about her experience really made me stop and reminisce about my time spent with the ICMB. You see, if it wasn’t for my time spent managing one of their blogs I might not have ended up where I am today. Blogging is a HUGE part of my career and I love every minute of it. In fact, I spend half my time managing several different social media outlets, including this very blog. So, to everyone at the ICMB, thank you so much for taking a chance on me. I immensely enjoyed writing for your organization. You are really accomplishing great things!
Ashely captured the nature of farming quite well: a farm is created when passion and work collide. And how often do you see passion and work in the same sentence? I’d like to share a video she put together during her internship which discusses John Shore’s 150 year legacy on the family farm. He is a corn farmer in Casey, Illinois.
My favorite part of the video is when John says “if you’re going to do something, do it right and you will only have to do it the first time.” I remember my dad telling me that once or twice, and even now, he never ceases to remind me of this.
Until next time, happy trails!
P.S. If you are currently looking for an agricultural communications internship, I highly recommend getting involved with ICMB.