Mary is a marketing specialist for Landus Cooperative. Based out of the cooperative’s Ames, Iowa, headquarters, Mary oversees all marketing and communications efforts specific to the company’s Dairy Nutrition Plus product line, including SoyPlus and SoyChlor. Prior to joining the Landus Cooperative team, she taught college creative writing and rhetoric, first at the University of Montana and then at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Mary earned a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. She is passionate about agriculture and loves any opportunity to help tell the inherently captivating stories of agriculture and rural communities. Mary enjoys writing, reading, travel, and all outdoor pursuits.