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Anna M.

Ehlers

EDUCATION Iowa State University Ames, IA


Bachelor of Science Degree May 2020
Cumulative GPA: 3.28 Dean’s List: Spring 2017 & 2018
Primary Major: Agriculture and Life Sciences Education Option: Communications
Secondary Major: Advertising
Minor: Spanish

CAREER GOAL To successfully apply communications, marketing and design skills to tell the unique story of agriculture and
food science industry through strategy and creativity.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
MaxYield Cooperative- West Bend, IA – Summer 2017 Communications Intern
« Created 6 “From the Field” informational videos with 322 views
« Edited 11 internship and new hire spotlight videos with 571 views
« Managed social media accounts and website
« Published 20 blog posts for “From the Field” page
« Wrote 19 client feature stories for MaxYield Antique Tractor Calendar
« Wrote 5 state nominee applications for 2017 Iowa Farm and Environmental Leader Award
« Designed 2018 career and internship brochure

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center- Storm Lake, IA- Summer 2016 Marketing Intern
« Created marketing resources using InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Publisher
« Wrote and researched page layout for internal newsletter
« Team contributor to open house event planning
« Researched and created a public nutrition display

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune- Storm Lake, IA- Summer Agriculture Photography/Reporter 2016 Intern
« Published seven original news features
« Conducted 15 source interviews
« Collaborated with two reporters in a 10-15 page summer event insert
« 200 hours photography experience for internship news items

ACTIVITIES & HONORS

Collegiate:
« Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow Club, Spanish Club, Advertising Club
« Conducted research analysis of super store target consumers, crafted an advertising campaign semester project (2018)
« Iowa State University Digital Design Communications course (2018)
« Iowa State University Reporting and Writing for the Mass Media course (2018)
« Communications GoServ Global Non-profit Ag Ministry Volunteer: 80 hours research and recommendation of social media
platform applications (2016)
« ‘Hunger Fight’ meal packaging volunteer through Meals for the Heartland (2016)

High School:
« FFA to Haiti (2013-2016): International Leadership Marketing Chair (104 leadership hours) fundraising, trip coordination, impact
reports
« Career Exploratory (Spring 2015): Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman Commodity Writer, Bethany Baratta: interview preparation,
research, accompanied on story assignment, IPTV Market to Market, Paul Yeager and production crew: script writing, video
graphics, video editing, and filming
« Sioux Central FFA Chapter: Member (2012), Reporter (2014-2016), PALs Educator, Chapter Degree, State 6th Place Agriculture
Communications Team, Iowa Public Relations Awardee, Iowa Degree
« 4-H (2005-2016): Iowa State Fair Seal of Excellence Educational Presentation, Communications State Project Award
« Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Youth Beef Team- Public Promotions (2012-2016): Local to State displays, educational
presentations, radio interviews
Anna M. Ehlers
annae@iastate.edu
REFERENCES

Mr. Chad Meyer


Client Relations & Communications
MaxYield Cooperative
West Bend, IA 50597
(515)320-2593
cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com

Mrs. Katie Schwint


Executive Director of Communications
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712)213-8601
schwint.katie@bvrmc.org

Mr. Dana Larsen


Editor
Pilot Tribune
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712)732-3130
dlarsen@stormlakepilottribune.com