Mollie Dykes graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Agricultural Sciences. She currently works as a social media specialist for the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Mollie uses social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter to keep farmers informed and create a dialogue between producers and consumers.
“People don’t know where their food comes from, and I want to close that gap between the consumer and farmer.”
Growing up on a small livestock operation, Mollie has always known that she wanted to work in the field of agriculture. In her youth, she was actively involved in the Arkansas 4-H Program and the Future Farmers of America (FFA). At the University of Arkansas, Mollie’s agricultural science and technical background coupled with her strong public speaking and public relations skills made her an ideal candidate for their newly developed degree in Agricultural Communications.
Now Mollie regularly holds training sessions for the county farm bureau, as well as various boards and women’s groups, instructing them how to manage Facebook pages and develop strategic content. Her passion is using social media channels to better educate Arkansans on where their food comes from and why farms and farmers are so important to the state.
“The average consumer today is three generations removed from production agriculture. People need to realize that agriculture is the number one industry in Arkansas.”
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