Past editorial Intern: Taylor Pires
Taylor Pires, 2013
Cal Poly State University
Taylor will be the 25th Hoard’s Dairyman summer editorial intern since the program was launched in 1989. While working with the magazine, Pires will help prepare the 2013 World Dairy Expo supplement, compile the Top 50 Co-op List, write the Farm Flash page and prepare other articles based on farm visits and meetings she attends.
This fall, Taylor will be a senior at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, Calif. At Cal Poly, Taylor is majoring in dairy science with an agricultural communications minor.
Pires grew up in the rural town of Los Banos, Calif., in Merced County. From the age of 2 until a few years ago, her family had a commercial Holstein dairy farm with 500 cows. Her parents, Paul and Vicki, were partners with her uncle and grandmother. Taylor also has a brother, Logan.
Upon graduation from Cal Poly, Taylor hopes to have a career in communications and public relations within the dairy industry. It is also her hope that someday she and her brother will re-establish Pires Dairy. Taylor is also incredibly active within the National Holstein Association. She currently serves as chair of the Junior Advisory Committee and was a Young Distinguished Junior Member in 2008.
She brings a wide range of editorial experience to the table, as well. Pires currently serves as one of four student editors for Ag Circle Magazine, a promotional publication for Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. She also served as the World Wide Sires’ advertising and public relations intern and a California FFA Greenhand Leadership Conference facilitator.
While spending the summer in Fort Atkinson, Taylor hopes to improve her technical writing and editing skills while learning more about photography and design. She is also looking forward to working with the blog and other social media platforms while becoming more well-rounded in her industry knowledge.