Alison Durheim started with KEYC News 12 in November of 2018.
She studied at South Dakota State University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and an Animal Science minor while attaining, what she refers to, as a broadcast journalism emphasis at South Dakota State University.
Before joining KEYC, she interned at KSFY-TV News in Sioux Falls, SD and in Extension Services with the University of Minnesota for 4-H Youth Development.
She has a passion for her four-legged friends in the barn. Growing up raising boer goats and competing with them is where she found her first passion in the livestock show world and it ultimately lead to her second passion of all things news.
A native of Saint James, Minnesota; she’s happy to be back in her old stomping grounds keeping family and friends up to date on the happenings in the area
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St. James, MN
South Dakota State University
What's your favorite part of your job?
Being able to tell people’s stories and/or relay information to the public is an excellent opportunity and having the ability to do so doesn’t make it feel like work at all.
What's your dream story?
I don’t necessarily have a “dream story”, I’m simply content keeping people up to date with relevant information.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a vet, after watching them care for the animals at home, I wanted to have the ability to heal my four-legged friends.
What got you interested in news?
I had all intention to follow my dream career from when I was younger of being a vet, but I was struggling through classes and was always fond of writing and utilizing my voice throughout high school so my adviser suggested a Basic News writing class and I never looked back.
What's your hobbies?
Raising, competing with and selling boer goats while working with youth in the industry.
What's your favorite book?
Harry Potter Series
What is your favorite sport to watch?
It’s tough to choose, but my top ones would be football, wrestling and tennis.
What is your favorite band?
Another tough choice, but somewhere between Josh Abbott Band and Twenty One Pilots.
Thriving Acre Seeds has been in the works for the last four years, but after talking with various seed companies, CEO Jamie Jones and the board chair, Randy Main, decided the timing and location was finally right.
The roof is in need of repairs, the HVAC unit for the pool area will need to be replaced in the near future, and the executive director of the rec center said that if that unit shuts down, the pool would be out of operation.
The latest United States Department of Agriculture crop progress report stated Minnesota’s soybean and corn harvests are both 30 percent behind the state’s five-year average, and with winter weather settling in, the clock is ticking on harvest 2019.
A research poll supported by the American Farm Bureau Federation conducted this year states that 91% of farmers are experiencing financial stress, 88% are having farm business problems and 89% have fear of losing the farm.
Farming by the numbers is crucial during tough market years and the cornerstone of agriculture education in Minnesota is Farm Business Management, a program that serves more than 5,000 farm families in the state annually.
The Minnesota Hemp Value Chain Analysis report from the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute hones in on building an industrial hemp industry in the state and looks at which areas of the industry the state can capitalize on.