September 11, 2019
The American Hereford Association (AHA) is pleased to welcome its newest team member, Rachel Dotson, Kidder, Mo., as the editorial/production assistant for Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI). Dotson joined the team Sept. 9.
In this position, Dotson will manage editorial content and calendars, edit articles and columns for the Hereford World, attend AHA events for communications coverage and update the Hereford Handbook. She will also handle mailing subscriptions and typing for Creative Services projects and Herefords On Demand catalogs.
Dotson’s editorial and communications experience includes serving as a project coordinator for the Farm Journal, Lenexa, Kan., a production manager and editor for the National Swine Registry, West Lafayette, Ind., a communications intern for the American Royal, Kansas City, Mo., and a marketing/communications intern for the National Swine Registry, West Lafayette.
“Rachel’s skills and experience with agricultural publications make her a strong asset to the editorial and production management of HPI,” says Diane Meyer, Hereford World editor and director of communications. “We are very excited about the talent she brings to the HPI team.”
Dotson graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with a degree in science and agricultural journalism. During her collegiate career, she was an active member of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, the University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team and was a reporter for the Columbia Missourian.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the American Hereford Association team [AHA] and to be a part of helping serve its members,” Dotson says. “The breed has deep roots in the livestock history, and through my position, I hope to help continue the progression of the Association and connecting with the breeders who make up the AHA.”