Emma Morris

I’m excited to be a part of the new team and to develop more design skills.

— Emma Morris

Name: Emma Morris
Hometown: Etna, CA
Major: Agricultural Communication
Year: Senior
Position: Editor-in-Chief

Describe your agricultural background? I was born and raised as the sixth generation on my family’s ranch in Northern California. Agriculture has always been a big part of my life—I was in 4-H for 10 years and in FFA for four years, and hope to continue my career in agriculture as a lawyer.

What has been your favorite thing you’ve done at Cal Poly?
I’ve loved getting more involved in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) and capitalizing on the endless opportunities it offers.

What is your favorite social media platform?
I love Instagram because I think photos are a powerful and effective way to share your story.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy being outdoors, reading, and listening to music.

What are you looking forward to most joining the Brock Center Team?
I’m excited to be a part of the new team and to develop more design skills.

 

I am excited to work in editing and publishing blogs as well as to get more students involved in writing for the Brock Center.

— Elise Regusci

Elise Regusci

Home town: Modesto, California
Major: Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural Communications
Year: Junior
Position: Associate Editor and Blog Manager

Describe your agricultural background
I was raised on my parent’s farm in Modesto, California with my twin sister Elisabeth and brother John Paul. My family farms a variety of crops including corn, almonds, walnuts, hay, beans, and pumpkins. I was involved in 4-H and FFA during my youth. My love for agriculture blossomed when I began showing Brown Swiss dairy cattle when I was 9 years old at local shows, the California State Fair, and the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. I plan to pursue a career in public relations/ communications in agriculture after graduation and eventually start a Brown Swiss and Holstein dairy with my brother and sister.

What has been your favorite thing you’ve done at Cal Poly?
Becoming a member of the Dairy Judging team has been the best decision I have made here at Cal Poly. Not only have I learned how to evaluate dairy cattle more precisely, but I have grown in confidence and decision making. Traveling across the country with my team to compete at contests and practice at farms has opened my eyes to the nation’s dairy industry.

What is your favorite social media platform?
Facebook is my favorite type of social media because it is easy to use in sharing articles and links compared to Instagram. However, Instagram is great for photography and infographics.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy traveling, showing my Brown Swiss cows, and spending time with friends and family.

What are you looking forward to most joining the Brock Center Team?
I am excited to work in editing and publishing blogs as well as to get more students involved in writing for the Brock Center. I am excited in being a part of this great team and learning more about communicating for agriculture.


I am looking forward to bettering my editing skills as well as furthering my knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and other Adobe products.

— Chloe Fowler

Chloe Fowler

Home town: Ono, CA
Major: Agricultural Communications, Minor in Law and Society
Year: Sophomore
Position: Associate Editor

Describe your agricultural background
I am a seventh generation cattle rancher and have raised homegrown steers for the local fair for eight years. Being involved in both 4-H and FFA, I held many officer positions in 4-H and FFA including Treasurer, Vice President and President for my FFA chapter. In 2015, I was the Shasta County Beef Princess and became the Beef Ambassador in 2016. At Cal Poly, I have been active in Ag Ambassadors, Ag Communicators of Tomorrow and other clubs. This upcoming year I will be the Secretary for Ag Ambassadors and the Ag Counsel Representative for the Ag Communicators of Tomorrow.

What has been your favorite thing you’ve done at Cal Poly?
At Cal Poly, I have enjoyed making new friends who have a passion for agricultural, as well as those who don’t. A highlight was attending the World Ag Expo with the Ag Ambassadors club.  This club also had a beach bonfire which allowed me to bond more with the other students while playing games and eating amazing food.

What is your favorite social media platform?
I enjoy Instagram because of the visual level it brings to the viewer. However,  from a professional standpoint I prefer Facebook because it is more accessible to every audience, not just millennials.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy hunting, fishing, exploring, public speaking and watching sports.

What are you looking forward to most joining the Brock Center Team? I am looking forward to bettering my editing skills as well as furthering my knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and other Adobe products. I also look forward to gaining more of an eye for design.


 

Felipe Vallejo

Home town: Chowchilla, California
Major: Agricultural Science
Year: Sophomore
Position: Brock Associate

Describe your agricultural background
I grew up in an agricultural based town in the central valley. In high school, I got involved with FFA and my interest for agriculture sparked. From there I raised and showed market hogs at the local fairs, competed in judging and speaking events and also served as an officer for three years in the FFA

What has been your favorite thing you’ve done at Cal Poly?
My favorite thing that I have done so far has been getting involved with clubs inside of CAFES. This year, I got involved with Latinos in Agriculture and Ag Ambassadors.

What is your favorite social media platform?
My favorite social media platform is Instagram and Twitter. For me, Instagram is a nice way to visually keep up with friends and family. I love seeing the creativity troughout my feed from all kinds of people. I also like Twitter because of the funny content as well as a way I stay informed about some current events.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Hammocking, going to the beach, bonfires, camping, and hanging with friends.

What are you looking forward to most joining the Brock Center Team?
I look forward to managing the Brock Center Facebook page as well as  applying and developing skills in editing and design. I also look forward to creating a bond with the other Associates and promoting agriculture through the Ag Circle magazine.


I am looking forward to growing and developing my video skills, as well as increasing the Brock Center’s audience engagement on Instagram.

— Scott Middlecamp

Scott Middlecamp 

Name: Scott Middlecamp
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
Major: Journalism
Year: Fourth year transfer
Position: Associate Videographer, Social Media

Describe your agricultural background?
My family has a ranching history on both sides dating back five generations. One of the those farms is in San Luis Obispo which I have worked on my whole life. We raise meat cattle and have orchards of apples, oranges, lemons, persimmons, avocados, limes and more. However, now our main export is olive oil, which we used to hand-press and now process locally. Look for it at Saturday morning Farmer’s Markets!

What has been your favorite thing you’ve done at Cal Poly?
My favorite thing that I’ve done is get accepted to Cal Poly as a transfer student. I went to community college for longer than it takes the majority of students to get a degree at a four-year university so I was very happy to take the next step in my academic career.

What is your favorite social media platform?
Instagram is by far my favorite social media platform (outside of Twitter for work) due to its versatility. It allows people to post stills and video, as well as write a caption that describes what the post is about. That caption can be so many things, informative, funny, one sentence or several paragraphs. The Story function just adds another way to share and connect on this versatile platform.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy photography, hiking and trying to find new vintage t-shirts in thirft stores.

What are you looking forward to most joining the Brock Center Team?
I am looking forward to growing and developing my video skills, as well as increasing the Brock Center’s audience engagement on Instagram.


Nathan Brickman

Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Major: Agricultural Communication
Year: Sophomore
Position: Associate Videographer

Describe your agricultural background?
I grew up far from agriculture but was always fascinated with where my food came from. I did work for a cattle rancher for a summer but other than that, I love good food and have developed an appreciation for those people who help bring it to our plates.

What has been your favorite thing you’ve done at Cal Poly?
Watching the sunset at some of the peaks around campus.

What is your favorite social media platform?
I like Vimeo because there are some great films on there.

What are your favorite hobbies?
It’s a long list, but some include surfing, fishing, eating, playing guitar and surfing.

What are you looking forward to most joining the Brock Center Team
Being behind the camera and becoming a better listener.

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