Des Moines “city girl” experiences farm, dispels myths

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Me (Cassidy) standing in front of the new cow barn recently opened in Amana Farms. The cows seemed very interested in me taking photos of them that day. Me (Cassidy) standing in front of the new cow barn recently opened in Amana Farms. The cows seemed very interested in me taking photos of them that day.

Most of my life I didn’t know the first thing about agriculture. I’ve lived on the east side of Des Moines since I was seven years old. I am not afraid to admit it; I’m a “city girl!” It’s no wonder my internship with the marketing and communications department at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has taught me more than what was written in any job description.

Understand, this ‘city girl’ was required to watch King Corn for two different college courses at the University of Iowa, and to read multiple books that disparage the treatment of livestock. So, when I started at Farm Bureau in early June I came with a million questions. There were so many scary claims I had…

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I write books for kids.
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