Woolsey, 21, just finished her junior year at Utah State University in Logan, studying agricultural communication and journalism. She grew up on a small commercial cow-calf operation in Henefer, Utah, and cites her ag background and past experiences in ag organizations as her early motivations for pursuing agricultural journalism.

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“I love the beef industry and its way of life,” she says, referring to her early years on the family ranch. “I loved being involved with the cows, even at a young age. As I got older I raised market steers for the local county fair and became heavily involved with the FFA.

“I met my husband and married into yet another agricultural family. We have started our own commercial cow-calf operation and are working to improve and build our herd.”

With fewer students and young people entering fields related to agriculture, food production and ranching, Woolsey says the chance to work at Progressive Cattleman magazine represents a great opportunity to learn about the industry and grow within it.


“I love when people ask me about my major, it provides me with an opportunity to tell them a little bit about the industry and share with them my passion for it,” she says.  end mark