'Way of life' for new Agweek editor
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- For Leah Larson, agriculture is a way of of life, both personally and professionally. "There's something about it that gets in your blood," she says. Larson, a Finley, N.D. farm girl who has spent 19 years working for area agrib...
MAYVILLE, N.D. - For Leah Larson, agriculture is a way of of life, both personally and professionally.
"There's something about it that gets in your blood," she says.
Larson, a Finley, N.D. farm girl who has spent 19 years working for area agribusinesses, has been named Agweek editor.
Her first day with Agweek will be March 27. She will be based in Mayville, N.D, where she and her husband, Scott, live.
"I'm looking forward to working with the Agweek staff," she says.
"Leah's 19-year career in agriculture and equipment with writing and editing expertise will add depth to our team as the Agweek editor," says Katie Pinke, Agweek publisher and general manager. "She has a passion for agriculture and stays connected through her own family farm at Finley, N.D. Readers will be able to connect with her through Agweek magazine and also at area ag events and local farm shows she plans to attend."
Larson grew on a family farm near Finley. Today, she and her husband, who grew up in Aneta, N.D., rent the farm from Leah Larson's father, who is retired.
Leah Larson, 43, helps out on the family farm, which raises corn and soybeans. Driving the combine is one of her favorite jobs.
"I'm not a very good grain-cart person. So I'm the combine girl," she says with a chuckle.
She has two children: Maysa, 10, and Jayd, 6.
Larson earned a mass communications degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
She worked first as as sales coordinator for Phoenix International, then as writer and editor for Bobcat International, working on weekly and monthly dealer communications and publications.
For the past 9½ years, she has served as marketing communications coordinator for Amity Technology in Fargo.The company offers sugar beet equipment, air seeding equipment, soil sampling equipment and crop management products.
With her strong personal and professional connections to agriculture, "It's really a way of life for me," Larson says.