INDIANAPOLIS — Kalyn Rose grew up on her parents’ farm where she showed cattle and helped with the corn and soybean operation.

That experience led her to obtain a degree in agribusiness management and marketing at Purdue University and eventually accept her current position as communications manager for the Indiana Pork Producers Association.

The recent graduate has had real-life experience through different internships, including an internship with Case IH out of Wisconsin and at a John Deere dealership in Indiana. Rose is excited to have joined the nonprofit organization this month and for the experiences the position holds.

Q: What does your job entail?

A: Indiana Pork brought me on to help with events that go on throughout the year. I’ll be taking over media aspects for the organization including assisting with checkoff activities like managing events, coordinating communications efforts and attending events for the association.

Q: Tell me about yourself.

A: I graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science in agribusiness management and marketing. I’m from west-central Indiana, and although I didn’t come from a hog background, my parents are farmers with a corn, soybean and cattle operation in Parke County.

Q: Why did you want to get involved with Indiana Pork?

A: Having just graduated in May and having a background in agribusiness management and marketing, I thought it was a good opportunity to come in to the association and get that experience firsthand.

Q: What excites you the most about the agriculture industry?

A: One of my favorite parts about the industry is that you can talk to people no matter what sector they’re involved in and you still get a small hometown feeling. Being able to work with farming families and understand that feeling made me want to stay in the industry.

Q: What goals do you have for your position?

A: This is all new, but I’m looking forward to being able to take on new responsibility and keep proving myself until I’m here a little longer.