Kacie Hulshof, a Missouri State University graduate and longtime freelance writer, joins AGDAILY.com’s editorial team as its newest staff writer today. Hulshof will help to continue AGDAILY’s remarkable growth as the digital ag news and lifestyle publication of choice for many in the U.S., particularly the industry’s younger generation.
The agricultural experience has been part of Hulshof her entire life. She grew up on a row-crop farm in Southeast Missouri and began writing about farming on her blog, InAgWeTrust, while still in college. Later, she earned leadership positions in several agricultural organizations, including the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and the Delta Tau Alpha honors society.
After graduating with an agricultural business degree from MSU (with an emphasis in marketing and sales), she began working as district manager for the Cape Girardeau County Soil & Water Conservation District, while continuing to write. As one of the freelancer contributors who has worked with AGDAILY since the site’s launch in 2016, Hulshof has covered topics such as the effects of heavy rains on ag operations, the adoption of Roundup Ready 2Xtend soybeans, and what it means to grow up on a farm.
“Agriculture isn’t my passion, it’s my life,” said Hulshof, who is married and still connected to the family farm. “It makes up everything we do, and I want to convey that to everyone around me in any way possible. It is constantly changing due to many factors, and I want to cover each one of them for AGDAILY. Being a digital only resource means fast, and accurate responses to the world we live in.”
Hulshof will be focused on articles, videos, and other storytelling centered on the FFA, 4-H, and other youth ag organizations, while staying on top of the industry’s trending news and issues. She will collaborate with a talented team of website developers and account managers to help grow AGDAILY’s digital-only platforms — on its website and through its social media channels.