June 9 - Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. welcomes their 2010 summer intern,
Melissa Coon. She will spend the summer covering meetings, writing for the
website, and producing items for the Agri-Pulse e-newsletter.
someone who started her career as an intern, I can attest to how important it
is to have on-the-job writing and editing experience,” says Editor Sara Wyant.
“We look forward to helping her learn all aspects of the electronic publishing
a sophomore at the University
of Missouri (Mizzou)
majoring in journalism. She grew up in West
Des Moines, IA, where
her family ran a local sod business. In high school, she wrote for the school
paper as well as the local community paper, Dallas County Today. She was an
Iowa State Finalist in the National American Miss Jr. Teen pageant and an
all-state finalist in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA).
Currently, she is involved in Zeta Tau Alpha at Mizzou.
looking forward to spending time in Washington,
D.C and in the Camdenton, Missouri
office as part of her internship this summer and hopes to learn more through
her experience with Agri-Pulse.
Congressman Steve King is an outspoken conservative member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this week's Open Mic, the Iowa Republican shares his observations about the farm bill that the committee wrote last week. King put through an egg amendment that may keep states from imposing standards that restrict commerce with other states. He also wants to cut the cost of SNAP and reduce other expenditures as well. King,
who is in line to be chairman when the next farm bill comes up in 2018, also discusses how committee membership has changed.