Alison Durheim started with KEYC in November 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, leads 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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Saint James, MN
• 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 the 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 are your hobbies?
Raising, competing with and selling boer goats while working with youth in the industry.
• What's your favorite book?
The 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.
When southern Minnesota’s farmers and ranchers were asked how they were celebrating National Ag Day and National Ag Week, the common answer was celebrating the only way they know how, by continuing to feed the country and the world.
Many are making quick financial decisions based off of current interest rates and many wondering what those numbers could mean in the long run, including what it could mean for America’s farmers as they renew operating notes.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, the conference brought together nearly 100 farmers and commodity organizations to discuss the route agriculture commodities take before they reach international waters.
Meetings scheduled for this week in Mankato and Rochester were canceled following state guidance with coronavirus concerns and are being replaced with virtual meetings scheduled for March 31 and April of this year from 10 a.m. to noon.
The University of Minnesota Extension Crops and Marketing Day took a close look at the impacts of weather and economy on farming practices in an effort to save pennies and push for clean water, including nitrogen application.