About the Writers

Blog Editor:
  • Mollie Lastovica is a junior at Texas A&M University pursuing a B.S. in agricultural communications and journalism and a B.A. in political science. Mollie is currently serving as the Communications Lead Advocate for Farmers Fight. She is from Fredericksburg, Texas where her family has a registered Angus cattle operation that focuses on producing show heifers and steers, replacement females and herd sires. Because she is three hours away from home and cannot help with the daily chores, Mollie has been extremely involved in the marketing efforts of her family's cattle operation. To learn more about Lastovica Angus Farm, "like" their Facebook page by clicking here.  

Blog Writers:
  • Dakota Fleming is a junior at Texas A&M University studying agricultural communications and journalism. She is an agriculture advocate with a true passion for the beef industry. She is from Troy, Texas where her family raise cattle and grow grain. You can "Like" Fleming Grain and Cattle on Facebook to keep up with their operation.

  • Lea Luensmann is a junior at Texas A&M University and is pursuing a bachelors degree in animal science with a minor in agribusiness. She was born and raised in Zuehl, Texas where her family raises cattle and operates the local auction barn, the Seguin Cattle Company, which was founded by her grandfather and his brothers. In the future, she looks forward to working with young people to promote the beef cattle industry and encourage strong participation in all aspects of agriculture.

  • Lindsay Garrett graduated with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism and certificate in meat science in 2012. She grew up in east Texas on her family's small purebred cattle operation. Garrett is also a member of the Texas Beef Council's running team. The team promotes the beef industry and it's healthy and lean qualities while running anything from a 5k to a marathon.

  • Heston Heller is a sophomore at Texas A&M University studying agricultural systems management. He was raised in Anson, Texas where his grandfather owned the veterinarian clinic and his dad now owns a crop insurance business. He was a 2011-2012 Texas FFA State Officer and has worked with FFA and Texas Proud of Texas Agriculture to help spread the word that agriculture is not only a career, but a way of life.

  • Katie Heinrich is a senior studying agricultural communications and journalism and animal science. She was born and raised on the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas where cotton farming is not only the family business but a rewarding way of life. Katie hopes to preserve our industry by pursuing a career in agriculture policy or public relations for an agriculture business.

  • Josh Hardcastle is a junior agricultural communications and journalism major with a theater arts minor at Texas A&M University.  Being raised on a farm and ranch in the Texas Panhandle, he learned at an early age just how valuable the agriculture industry is.  Interested in everything from sheep to theatre, Hardcastle hopes to one day spread his love for agriculture to multitudes of people through innovated AgVocacy!

  • Taylor Whittlesey is a sophomore agricultural leadership and development major, with a minor in Health, from College Station, Texas. Taylor founded Project Minga, an organization that partnered with the Texas A&M Borlaug Institute, Brazos County 4-H, A&M Consolidated HS, and Junior Master Gardening Program to send supplies, collected by students, to the Scheel Center in Guatemala. Although agriculture is a large part of her life, Taylor is involved in Impact, Artists, Youth Impact, Aggie Hostesses, and is a Christian musician as well. Through her agricultural experiences, Taylor has developed a passion for serving people. She plans to further help people by joining the Peace Corps and teaching agricultural practices after graduating from Texas A&M University.

  • Chloe Geye is a junior at Texas A&M University pursuing a double major in animal science and agricultural communications and journalism. She grew up in Rising Star, Texas on a farm and ranch where her family raises cattle, peanuts, and cotton. Her passion for cattle and the agriculture industry plays a prominent roll in her life and writing. In addition, Chloe is a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council where she serves on the programs committee.  

  • Hannah Booth is an agricultural leadership and development major with an emphasis in communications and public relations. She currently works at botht the Texas A&M Horse Center as well as having recently accepted the position of Communications Coordinator for the World Coffee Research which is part of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She is from Tyler, Texas, and worked throughout high school at Pine Cove Christian Camps as a horse wrangler and helped develop the program further into what it is today.

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