Looking forward to it all!

By Annie Hamilton
Ag. Communication Major

I have always admired the Harvey Lyman Company in Walnut Grove, California because of the great employees who are always so supportive of different youth organizations. When I heard of the opportunity to be the marketing intern at The Tremont / Lyman Groups headquarters in Woodland, California, I jumped on it. And I’m so glad I did!

From the moment I started, everyone has been nothing but welcoming which makes me look forward to work every day.  It is such an incredible feeling to want to get up early in the morning for work because I love what I am doing and the people I’m around.

In 2012, my brother graduated from Cal Poly and the former CFO of Apple Inc, Peter Oppenheimer, gave the commencement address. The best advice he gave to the graduates was the importance of a good mentor at work. As I reflect on this, I feel so fortunate for the many great mentors teaching me this summer. Now I fully understand what Oppenheimer said that day.

I love sitting down with people who have worked with the company for 40+ years and hearing the history of the industry, particularly the side stories of how they are where they are today. The Tremont / Lyman Groups has many unique stories of people who manage the different divisions successful that makes the company stand out. For example, some of the division locations like the Harvey Lyman Group and Growers Ag in Dixon, California are still a family run businesses.

Annie in Action
This summer one of the company’s overall goals is to expand the photo library at the different divisions to showcase the variety of operations happening at each location.  To complete part of this task, I had the incredible opportunity to fly with Les Lyman, the CEO, and Julie Newton, my boss, to take aerial photos of the different properties. Wow, that was amazing! Seeing the different divisions from the sky was such an awesome experience and I was so lucky to be able to be a part of it. This is just one of the many different tasks I have and will be doing this summer.  I look forward to it all!

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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