Digital media is something that is relatively new for our team and something we continue to work at improving. We have had several opportunities to work with professionals who have taught us basic videography and studio management. We continue to pursue projects that allow us to get creative while spreading a positive message about agriculture. We still have a long way to go, but it is exciting to be involved in filming and digital media.
American Royal Interviews
We had the chance to attend the American Royal in Kansas City and talk with more producers about their reasons for being involved in the livestock industry. We focused on Limousin breeders for the National Limousin Association as well as catching up with some exhibitors that we have crossed paths with in the past. These conversations were a great chance for us to practice our interview skills and talk about a topic that is near and dear to all of us, livestock!
In the summer of 2021, we worked with the Charolais Junior Nationals Media Team at their show in Perry, Georgia. Along with meeting some amazing breeders in the industry, we also had the chance to produce a video for them called Why Charolais? This video is a candid look at the junior members in the industry and answers the question of why they continue to show and breed Charolais cattle.
Our first time working on a television production came in the fall of 2020, with our own show, Agri-Vision. This show ran for one season and featured student hosts Kesley Holdgrafer and Megan Clark. Topics included everything from FFA student spotlights to various ag business professionals and political figures talking about the impact of agriculture on the economy. This was a tremendous opportunity to learn a new skill and our members had a lot of fun being in the studio.
Agri-Vision Episode 3
Agri-Vision Episode 2
Agri-Vision Episode 1
A Showman's Story DeWitt, IA
2020 was a busy summer for our team! We have embarked on a new adventure and taken on a film project featuring a young 4-H member, Caleb Kruse. "A Showman's Story" details the hard work and dedication it takes to show livestock and provides an in-depth look at the competitive mindset of exhibitors. The piece is being sponsored by the Sunglo Show Feed Company. You can watch it here.