Latest “Editions”: New Team Brock Members 2013-14

No, ladies and gents, we did not forget how to spell. Team Brock has two new faces, additions that are sure to produce fantastic editions next year. We are excited to share that Alex Beeler and Jordan Dunn will be joining Team Brock as Associate Editors of Ag Circle for the 2013-14 school year. We thought the best way to introduce this dynamic duo would be for them to share their vision for next year, what they love about agriculture and a snapshot of their personalities.

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Alex Beeler

1) What do you want to accomplish as a Brock Center Associate next year?

I am beyond excited to serve as a Brock Center Associate next year because I think our team will accomplish so much!  I want to contribute my graphic design skills to help in maintaining the professional look of the Ag Circle magazine. I also want to teach other ag communicators about photography and design by having the Brock Center host workshops that are open to CAFES students. Finally, I hope to reach out to a larger audience of reader’s to continue spreading the good news of agriculture!

2) What is your favorite part about the people in the ag industry?

We are very fortunate to be a part of the tradition of agriculture and it is the people within the industry that make it such a joy to work in ag.  Agriculturalists know what it means to work together as a team.  For this reason, the people are always very inviting and encouraging to one another.  There is an irreplaceable sense of camaraderie when everyone is working towards a common goal.

3) What ag issues/topics would you like to blog about next year?

As ag communicators, we are lucky to have the task of reaching both aggies and non-aggies alike, by spreading agriculture’s message in a positive way. I would like to blog about different ag topics including: effective management practices, agriculture in politics, the bee industry/Cal Poly’s enterprise project, food safety and sustainability (just to name a few!).

4) What is your least favorite word and why?

There aren’t very many words that I don’t like, but if I had to choose one I would have to say “dull”. First, I really don’t like the sound of the word.  Another reason is because I have never heard “dull” being used to describe something in a positive way. I think if anything is considered “dull” there is probably a way to turn it around and liven it up!

 5) If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

If I could have any superpower, I would choose Element Manipulation.  If you control the elements, the possibilities are endless! You could walk on water, move mountains or even control the air to make you fly!

 6) What three items would you take with you on a deserted island and why?

Three things on a deserted island: my camera, my dad and a surfboard. I would bring my camera because I love taking pictures and it would be a great way to document my time on the island!  Also, my dad because he is the handiest of handymen. He could probably make a shelter with some twigs and a shoelace. It would also be nice to have some company.  And lastly, I would bring a surfboard.  I don’t know how to surf, but it would probably be a good time to learn.

ImageJordan Dunn

1) What do you want to accomplish as a Brock Center Associate next year?

Next year, I’d really like to increase the public awareness of this very blog. With social media becoming such a vital part of today’s culture,this incredible blog should be known by everyone in the agriculture industry. I believe that blogging is becoming more and more popular and that the Brock Center Blog has the potential to become an online source of information for the entire industry.

2) What is your favorite part about the people in the ag industry?

My favorite part about the people in the ag industry is the passion that everyone shares for the future of agriculture. Everyone feels so strongly for what they do and it shows through in every aspect of the industry. Without this inner drive, agriculturists wouldn’t be able to provide for the soon to be 8 billion people on earth.

3) What ag issues/topics would you like to blog about next year?

I am interested in blogging about the issue of negative press in the ag industry and the importance of making sure people (especially children) know where their food comes from.

4) What is your least favorite word and why?

My least favorite word is “Food-Baby”. In case you don’t know the context, here is an example of how it’s used: “Oh wow! I ate so much food and now I have a huge food-baby!” Whenever I hear someone use this word, it upsets me because it is so off-putting…well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it still grosses me out.

5) If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

I would have to say that, although super cliche, I would want flying to be my super power. It would be awesome to be able to have a bird’s-eye view on everything. Not to mention I could get some awesome pictures from up there!

6) What three items would you take with you on a deserted island and why?

This was actually a fairly hard question for me to answer, but I finally decided on what I would bring:

     – My Snow Cone Machine (with unlimited ice and grape flavored syrup). The ice and syrup might be a stretch, but living without my daily snow cone might have a negative effect on my ability to survive.
     – My Purple Snuggie. In case you have been living under a rock, a Snuggie is the infamous blanket with sleeves! “It can keep [me] warm from head to toe, while allowing the complete freedom of movement,” as stated by the official Snuggie website. Not only would it keep me warm on cold nights, but I could string it up and use it as a hammock if I wanted!
     – My Canon DSLR Camera (with unlimited memory and battery life). To keep busy, I would entertain myself by taking all kinds of fun pictures of waterfalls and birds! Facebook sharing capabilities would be greatly appreciated.

About Brock Center for Agricultural Communication

The Brock Center for Agricultural Communication has aggressively pursued the following goals to heighten public awareness and understanding of agricultural issues: *Locate and attract prospective undergraduate students who demonstrate aptitude for communication and have an abiding concern for agriculture. *Assist the university's Colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and Liberal Arts in preparing these students to be effective professional communicators, through learn-by-doing opportunities. *Serve as a resource and vehicle for the continuing education of those in a position to promote the understanding of agriculture. *Promote the professional development of university faculty through teaching, research and service to agriculture communication. *Develop and maintain a website as a resource of information on agricultural issues to serve students, faculty, media professionals, agriculturists and the public.
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3 Responses to Latest “Editions”: New Team Brock Members 2013-14

  1. Ann says:

    Welcome!!!

  2. Pingback: Oh, the Places You will Go… | Brock Center

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