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[Podcast] Behind the scenes of the service member story series with Amy Throndsen

Progressive Dairy Published on 23 November 2021

Over the past year, Amy Throndsen, chief operating officer of Advanced Comfort Technology LLC, has written a series of feature articles on people in the dairy community with a background in service, whether that’s through the military or groups like the Peace Corps. In this episode, Progressive Dairy Editor Peggy Coffeen goes behind the scenes to tell the story of where this idea came from and the individuals who continue to give back in their current roles serving the dairy industry. 

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Season 3, Episode 40

 

Here is a breakdown of the episode:

  • What stirred the desire to write about people with service backgrounds who work in the dairy community? [~3:15]
  • What did your years of service in the AmeriCorps and Peace Corps look like? [~5:40]
  • Give us a highlight reel of the people you featured and something that stood out about them from your interviews. [~11:00]
  • What were your takeaways from conversations with Dale Beaty and Chad Zuleger? [~19:00]
  • Future service member features in 2022 [~26:30]
  • How would you describe what it was like to have these deep conversations with service members? [~28:15]
  • Have you been to dairy events where service members are recognized? [~30:00]
  • Rapid fire questions [~32:00]

 

Show notes:

Read the “giving back” article series, and learn more about these service members in the dairy community at these links:

progressivedairy.com/topics/people/what-two-years-in-nicaragua-taught-an-iowa-farm-kid

progressivedairy.com/topics/people/beaty-brings-lifetime-of-service-to-dairy-s-benefit

progressivedairy.com/topics/people/perry-shares-agriculture-from-georgia-to-africa

progressivedairy.com/blogs/guest-blog/zuleger-uses-air-force-experience-to-advocate-for-dairy-policy

progressivedairy.com/blogs/guest-blog/from-army-fatigues-to-animal-health-laura-aeschliman

 

Do you know someone working in the dairy industry who has also served in the military or a service-based organization? Let us know. We would like to consider them for future service member feature stories in 2022. Email to Amy Throndsen:

 

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