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I’m back!

7 Jan

Its been awhile.

Since the 1st of December if I remember correctly.

Things have been crazy in my life recently, which is why I had to take a break from the blogging scene for awhile.

Since the last time that I chatted to you guys the following has occurred:

  • I received a job at The Orion (where I used to write for the arts and entertainment section) as the PR director B5Ea7sPCUAIFzxV.jpg-large
  • Finals took me by storm, but I managed to survive!
  • My littles Jennie and Cierra officially became apart of Sigma Alpha1012971_10202210343498711_5547699769953950239_n
  • I got a new car, after medusa (my old red rust bucket) broke down on the way to ArizonaIMG_1931
  • And I am about to start my final semester at Chico State

Its been a rocking roller coaster, but I am excited to rejoin the blogging community and hoped everyone had a wonderful holiday. This was me and my mom first try at making sugar cookies…it was supposed to be reindeer…looks more like a sheep. A fluffy sheep.

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Best wishes,

Kristen

30 Day Blog Challenge: Sigma Alpha

6 Nov

When I first attended Chico State I was scared. Yes I was in the agriculture dorm, only there was only two agriculturists student in the dorm room out of the six women. Making it hard for a country gal to relate when I had to explain about tractors in order for them to get my jokes.

So I was very glad when spring semester arrived and there was a announcement that Sigma Alpha, the national Professional Agriculture Sorority was recruiting. The organization that provides a place to “Cultivate Women in Agriculture.”

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Through this organization I have grown in a mature woman, this organization features agriculture through philanthropy, leadership, and different ways to develop professionally.

Just this past semester we have developed our social media skills, focus on jobs after college, and took a tour of Premiere Mushrooms.

10458891_10201811721213403_570222654225972699_nThese past four years have been a dozy, gone before I had a chance to blink my eyes. Although its been great having my sisters by side.

Have a good day,

Kristen

The career that is right for me.

5 Sep

I have always been a aggie, or for those not familiar the term a agriculturist. I grew up in agriculture, and was a daughter of a agriculture teacher. So it was generally assumed that I would have a career in agriculture like most of my family. 

So coming into my college career I thought I had everything figured out. I was going to be agriculture high school teacher, with the specialization in plant science. However it wasn’t in till I stumbled into my first journalism class that I found I like advocating for agriculture, more then I like teaching. 

This signaled to me that I should change my major to public relations, where I could be agvocate (see what I did there) for agriculture. I would eventually like to work with sustainability, however my dream job would be crisis management for agriculture clients. 

Some of the organization that I would love the chance to work for are:

  • I love farmers is a young agriculture advocate company that came out of Cal Poly Pomona. They have great marketing ideas, and they are a powerful voice for farmers in the Central Valley. 
  • I would love to opportunity to work for a  firm and have a clients like Full Belly Farm. Sustainable agriculture is becoming a large movement in Northern California, and the fact that they continuously give back to the community through events like Hoe’s Down is a huge benefit to their reputation. 

Before embarking on this semester I thought I was social media savvy. However after the first week of school I realized that I had a lot still to learn. So this semester going to be interesting, the various twitter applications and management apps are definitely something that I am looking forward to and would beneficial to implement in my everyday life. 

Photo credit: Kristen Moran  

Taking over the world, muahha

24 Apr

People always ask what the game plan, or what is my agenda is for the day.  For the most part I am basically unsure of what I am going to have for lunch, never mind the rest of the day…Month. Oh (gasp) a year! So my typical cheeky response…is oh you know nothing-major just take over the world.

So thinking about this I have found that you need to have several things to take over the world…or merely just to make an impression.

1)   You need to have a good evil laugh; it makes a world of difference. A slight chuckle will not do the job. Also if you have a mustache you can stroke, or long nails clink together that would be plus.

2)   Don’t take away technology, seriously. It draws people in like moth to a flame. In addition people will be so involved with social media, that many will focus on what’s going on in their own personal life’s then the bigger picture.

3)   Be kind, be generous. No one will follow someone who does not care about the people. In fact, be a friend to those you can be. Be tolerant of those you do not yet understand. And have faith that the future can be better the then the past.

4)   Have a good support group, or minions. Just like Rome was not built in a day, you cannot take over the world without a good group of people behind you. To motivate you, or when you fail help you establish a good business plan for that bakery you always wanted to run.

Well the good news is that I have already had a good group of friends, who happen to have a back ground in technology. All I need to work on is growing my mustache. Just kidding.