Hello! I’m Alyssa Bloechl, a journalist and homegrown farm kid. Thank you for checking out my blog. This site is full of information about me and my career, but also musings about agriculture, books and journalism.
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History: I grew up a small dairy farm in Gleason, Wisconsin. The farm is operated by my parents, and through my many years of milking cows, the lifestyle inspired a passion for cows, crops and the great outdoors within me.
My family farm has also given me the drive to work in journalism. Wherever my work takes me, I strive to educate others and myself more about the ag industry and the environment.
I love writing, and I want to tell other people’s stories, just as much as I want to tell my own. Telling stories is how I can contribute something beautiful to the world.
Education/Work: In May 2013, I graduated from UW-Platteville with a major in Communication Technologies, emphasis in Journalism, and a minor in Psychology. While in college I worked at the campus newspaper and after two years, I closed out my time there as Editor in Chief.
I currently work as a news reporter for the Gannett owned community paper, the Door County Advocate, a national award winning newspaper. The Advocate is a sister to the Green Bay Press-Gazette and the Kewaunee County Star-News.
My first journalism job was at the Kewaunee County Star-News, where I began honing my professional trade for over a year. As of January 2015 I began reporting in Door County. Both newspapers have fed me many chances to learn about new agricultural technologies, opportunities to meet local farmers and to get out and pet cows every so often.
My life is built around my family, friends, my cows, my dogs and writing. Also, all opinions are my own.
Thanks for checking out my site!