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Katie Jones - Farmers Guardian Livestock and Dairy Farmer Editor

I have been able to progress though a number of roles since joining the business in 2006 and now in my roles as Farmers Guardian Head of Livestock and Editor of Dairy Farmer I have a great variety to my job.

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As a daughter of a dairy and beef farmer I’d always been surrounded by agriculture, but I didn’t initially set out to pursue a career in the industry.

 

I was, however, heavily involved in the world of farming; YFC was a big part of my life, I enjoyed going to auction marts with my Dad and taking cattle to shows.

 

So, while I knew I probably wasn’t going to farm myself I knew I didn’t want to lose that connection to farming.

 

However, I decided while completing my A’ Levels that I would pursue a career in journalism, and after an BA English degree at the University of Leicester I went on to complete a MA in newspaper journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.

 

I also spent a lot of time gaining some really valuable work experience on a range of local, regional and national titles.

 

Nearing the end of my MA I started applying for jobs, and applied for a junior reporter role at Farmers Guardian after one of my YFC friends spotted the job ad. It was extremely fortunate that the job came along when it did, and it was the perfect fit for me.

 

It allowed me to use all the skills I’d learnt from my MA, coupled with my interest in farming.

 

I have been able to progress though a number of roles since joining the business in 2006 and now in my roles as Farmers Guardian Head of Livestock and Editor of Dairy Farmer I have a great variety to my job.

 

As well as attending conferences, events and shows (in pre-Covid times at least), and visiting farmers for farm stories, I also enjoy spending time researching and writing articles and working with a variety of colleagues and freelancers to bring informative, interesting and up-to-date articles to our print and online products.


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