Author: Megan Oleksyn
Megan Oleksyn was born and raised near Prince Albert, SK on a large mixed farm. From a young age she was involved in the daily operations of the ranch and developed a passion for agriculture. While attending the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, she became interested in the communications aspect of the agriculture industry. From Saskatoon, she moved to Calgary to pursue a Bachelor of Communications in Public Relations. In 2008, Megan started her own communications consulting company, southpaw communications, through which she works with a diversity of clients conducting full communications audits and then developing communications plans, media packages, sponsorship packages and much more. Currently, Megan is also a Territory Sales Manager with Bayer CropScience, residing in Vermilion, Alta. As a 4-H member for many years, Megan developed a love for showing cattle and has shown and judged purebreds at many large Western Canada events. Megan sits on a diversity of boards within the industry, mostly promoting youth within agriculture. As an advocate for agriculture, she continues to be involved in many facets of both the beef and crop production industries.