Morning Ag Clips collects in one place breaking news and information for today’s modern farmer and rancher. We aggregate stories from the general media, industry trades, extension publications and other sources. Through our website or state-by-state daily e-blast, millions of farmers, ranchers, industry leaders, advocates, educators and friends of farming get the quick one-two on agriculture happenings every business day. We have editors posted around the nation and around the clock scouring the web for the absolute latest and most relevant ag stories and data. Our mission is to make Morning Ag Clips America’s premier source of aggregated farm news and information, helping our farm families thrive.
MEET THE TEAM
Kate Ziehm, President of Morning Ag Clips, is originally from New Hampshire, and graduated in 1997 from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and a concentration in Business Management and Marketing. While attending Cornell she was a member of the Cornell University Dairy Judging Team, President of the Cornell University Dairy Club and was the recipient of the 1997 Richard M. Kossoff Business Planning & Entrepreneurship Award.
Kate began her agricultural career in dairy farming. She was a very active member in 4-H, showing dairy cattle and competing at state and national dairy judging and Quiz Bowl competitions. Throughout high school and college she worked as a large animal veterinary technician in a private practice. After graduation Kate worked for Cargill as a dairy nutritionist. After having children she turned her efforts to motherhood while she broadened her knowledge and understanding of agriculture, growing and marketing pumpkins at her pumpkin and fall harvest stand as well as breeding and marketing a small herd of alpacas.
Kate currently resides in Greenwich, NY with her 3 boys; Tyler, Jacob, and Samuel.
Brittany Hastings Jenks
If you don’t stop her, Brittany is the kind of person who will happily spend thirty minutes rambling about heirloom tomato varieties and seed saving before realizing she’s put half the room to sleep. The other half, she hopes, is chatting right along with her (because come on, who doesn’t love tomatoes?).
Besides being excited about farming – she’s got a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from University of Vermont and owns a tiny farm – Brittany has a background in both the publishing and media industries. She’s worked with everything from eBooks to television the past few years, living all over the northeast U.S. in the process. At Morning Ag Clips, Brittany combines her passions to bring you the latest agriculture news, issues and editorials.
Aubrey Bemis-Winch married into agriculture. She was surprised to find that people live in places where food cannot be ordered for delivery (not even pizza!), but finds that she likes to bottle feed baby animals.
Aubrey studied English at Washington College on Maryland’s eastern shore and continued her education in the humanities at New York University, from which she earned her Masters. She lives in upstate New York where she is an editor for the Morning Ag Clips.
Mike’s first brush with agriculture was wrangling turkeys and pigs in the barnyard on the family farm when he was 3 years old, and his farming resume only increased from there. From raising cattle and training horses to tending the expansive family garden and haying 40 acres of hay fields, farming was a major part of growing up.
Mike was born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and he has lived in five more states and another country, during both his tour in the U.S. Air Force and then pursuing his career. A journalist by trade, Morning Ag Clips allowed him to combine his writing and editing skills with his agriculture background.
Part sales assistant, part editor, part quality control – all-in team member. Stephanie graduated from the best two-year Journalism program in the nation at Morrisville State College with an A.A.S., which she used to complete a B.S. in Corporate Communication from Ithaca College.
While Stephanie grew up in the country, she never really knew much about farming except that cow poop smelled icky and every summer she liked watching the neighboring farmers “catch” and stack the hay bales that shot out of the baler.
Stephanie lives in Greenwich, N.Y., with her husband, daughter Caroline and son Rogan, Schnoodle Max, and some laying chickens and beef steers. The family expands every spring when the meat chickens arrive.
Stephanie’s used to the smell now, and you can find her on a blanket with the kids when they watch their own field get mowed and baled each year.
Kyle Sharp brings a wealth of personal and professional agricultural experience to Morning Ag Clips in his new role as the Ohio Edition editor.
Sharp grew up on a dairy and crop farm in Fairfield County, Ohio, and still lives on the farm, where he has managed the dairy activities of the third-generation family operation since 2012.
He also oversees hay production and raises replacement dairy heifers. From 2001 to 2012, Sharp was editor of Ohio’s Country Journal. In that position, he coordinated the editorial content of the twice-monthly publication, along with writing, editing and photography duties. Ohio’s Country Journal is a statewide agricultural publication covering news, markets, crops, livestock, equipment and other information important to Ohio’s agricultural producers.
Previously, Sharp worked as an associate news editor for the Section of Communications and Technology within the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture and agricultural communication from Ohio State University.
Sharp has three children, Aaron, 16, Sara, 15, and Kylee, 7. The older two are active 4-H and FFA members, and all three help with farm activities. He also is an elected member of the Amanda-Clearcreek Local Schools Board of Education, and serves on the boards of the Fairfield County Farm Bureau and Heidelberg Church in Stoutsville.
Oatman, Director of Barketing
As our Director of Barketing, Oatman greets all visitors to the office with a swift wag of his tail. He hails from the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, where he was Treat Manager before finding a position with the Morning Ag Clips.
Oatman is also the official Break Coordinator, making sure employees rest their eyes and keep mobile while working at their computers.
He is proficient in several commands, including Leave It, Stay and High Five.
Trixie, Director of Pawsitivity
Trixie Belden Ziehm, named after the book series, came to the Morning Ag Clips as a puppy in the spring of 2016. She has played a very important role in our organization since. She brings everyone up that comes in contact with her, mesmerizing them with her soft brown eyes. Trixie is often found moving from desk to desk offering up a warm soft surface for the team to pet. She takes her role with the Morning Ag Clips very seriously and willingly greets all those that walk through our door with wags and wiggles from head to toe, looking fondly into the eyes of all that lay a hand on her. Always searching for that tummy rub, her happy demeanor can’t help but put a smile on everyone’s face. She is also great at multi-tasking, cleaning the floor up after every coffee break, working lunch, or business meeting, she is never far from her duties. We are happy to have her on our team.
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