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September 27 2023
12-1 PM

Topic: The Status of the Western Forage Industry

Speaker: Josh Callen, Owner/ Market Analyst with The Hoyt Report


Josh grew up on a custom farming operation in Southern Idaho. He started in hay production from a young age and worked in every part of the operation. After high school Josh served an LDS mission in Mexico for two years. He returned to the farm with the added benefit of being fluent in Spanish. During his last years on the farm he was the Baling Crew Boss and ran a forage harvester during corn season. In 2011 Josh decided to peruse a college degree and left the farm for Boise State University. During college Josh worked at a bank and in the accounting department of a title & escrow company. He also met and married his wife Lauren and they had their first child in 2014. Josh pursued a dual major in Accounting & Finance and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in December 2015. After graduating the family moved to the Magic Valley and Josh started as an Operations Analyst on the finance team at Chobani. Wanting to be a part of running his own business Josh started with The Hoyt Report in August 2018. He is excited to learn the marketing side of forge production from Seth. He has enjoyed the challenge of learning the different production areas across The West. Josh loves outdoors and enjoys camping, hunting and skiing. In 2012 he met and married his wife Lauren, they have three children and enjoy living in Twin Falls Idaho.
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December 27 2023

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June 28 2023


Topic: How and Why - to Tell Ag’s Story in a Clickbait World

Speaker: Ann Donahue


Ann Donahue is the Senior Manager of Media and Content Strategy at Western Growers. As a former journalist, she can give a behind-the-scenes look at the media landscape – and reveal how the ag industry can make an impact with its stories.  Thank you to Western Growers!

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March 29, 2023

Topic: Recruiting, Retaining and Inspiring Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce
Speaker: Brianna Jakosa

Brianna Jakosa is a HR professional with over fifteen years of experience in all areas of human resources including talent acquisition, employee engagement strategy, employee training, HR technology, benefits, and performance management. Her industry expertise includes agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and professional services. She is a SHRM Certified Professional and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from California State University, Stanislaus.

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