Cyndi Young, Learfield

April 18, 2017

“I don’t believe in luck. I believe in opportunity meeting readiness, and I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities.” –Cyndi Young

Cyndi grew up on a multi-generational family farm in west central Illinois, was a 10-year 4-H member, active in her FFA chapter and held leadership council positions in both. She leads a team of a dozen Brownfield farm broadcasters to create content for the network. Cyndi talks with Sara Steever about the arc of her career and shares essential advice, including the importance of talking to people face to face.

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Cyndi has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to 16 different countries covering agriculture for Midwestern farmers. Her work has earned dozens of honors from agriculture groups and associations. In addition to managing the largest ag radio network in the country, Cyndi produces a daily radio commentary program and pens a popular weekly column in both Illinois AgriNews and Indiana AgriNews. Cyndi and her husband Jim Puyear own Rocking P Ranch near Jamestown, Missouri, where they raise Simmental cattle and sell breeding stock and branded beef.

 

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