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Junior Kelly Rivard in the news

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Kelly Rivard ’12, an interactive media studies major, is in the news for her work in new media with AgChat Foundation.

As reported on, she created a video titled “The Evolution of Online Agvocacy,” which was presented at the opening session of AgChat’s first Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference in August where farmers gathered to learn more about using new media to connect with their communities.

Rivard held in internship with AgChat in August 2010 and continues to volunteer with the foundation on its Communications Committee. She also interns with North Central’s Office of Marketing and Communications working in Flash animation and video editing.

Rivard maintains a blog, “Midwestern Gold,” where a recent post included her video “Research Plot Harvest” about harvesting corn variety research plots (photo). Her hometown is Momence, Ill.

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