Media specialist joins Farm Bureau staff
» May 5, 2011 «
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Experience in public relations and as a member of a family of California farmers and ranchers prepared Megan Alpers for her new role as a media specialist for the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Alpers will work on media outreach with reporters covering Farm Bureau and California agriculture. She will also create content for Farm Bureau websites and social media feeds.
Alpers joins Farm Bureau after working for the previous four years at a public relations firm in San Jose, acting on behalf of food-service and high-tech clients and gaining experience at writing news releases and website content, working with reporters, and managing blogs and social media programs.
“Throughout its history, Farm Bureau has employed the latest communications techniques to reach out to its members, to reporters and to the public. With her background both in new media and in agriculture, Megan will help us take advantage of the widening spectrum of communication opportunities,” CFBF Communications/News Division Manager Dave Kranz said.
Alpers’ family raises Angus-cross beef cattle in Santa Clara County. A native of San Jose, she graduated with a degree in journalism and a minor in agricultural communications from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and earned a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of approximately 76,500 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of nearly 6.3 million Farm Bureau members.
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