Social Media Director & Consumer Outreach Educator
Born and raised on her family farm in Northwest Iowa, Brenda has deep roots in ag. From her days as her dad's hired hand on their corn-beans-cattle-feeding operation to being named Outstanding 4-H Girl in her county, Brenda almost went to college to be a large-animal vet. But then she was introduced to advertising and fell in love with it! A few years later, she graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with a B.A. in Advertising with College Honors.
Since then she's been weaving her ag background into her creative ad copywriting career by working with ad agencies across the country and on top agribusiness brands including John Deere, Case IH/CNH, and more. She brings an experienced eye and firsthand farm background to South Dakota Corn, where she's running social media accounts and the ThisIsFarming.org consumer educational side.
She keeps a full calendar by serving on her local school board and coaching softball teams, as well as helping market her town's chamber of commerce and historic movie theater. She was also recently elected Mayor of her hometown. She stays young at heart by raising two teens and cracking corny jokes.