Hey everyone! My name is Madison Clark, and I could not be more excited to be working as an intern for the Wyoming Stock Growers Association this summer. My internship will be mainly focused on public relations and communications, so I will be doing a lot of writing and reporting for the WSGA’s news outlets, including the Cow Country magazine, newsletters, and helping run the organization’s social media outlets, blog and website. I will get to travel to events such as the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention that will be held two weeks from now in Buffalo, the Wyoming Stock Growers Environmental Stewardship Tour in Casper, the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas and other locations throughout the state to interview members and learn their stories.
I am an Ag Communications & Political Science major at the University of Wyoming, so this internship is definitely related to something I would like to pursue as a career after I am finished with school. I have competed in rodeo for as long as I can remember, and the opportunity to compete on the rodeo team at UW is what drew me to Wyoming. I grew up on a small ranch in Southwestern Nebraska, so working in Cheyenne for the summer is striking me as a big city experience!
My first week is off to a great start, and I am really looking forward to learning more about the cattle industry, ranchers and all other things agriculture in this great state throughout the summer.