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Friday, October 10, 2014

KyCorn Welcomes New Communications Director

KyCorn is pleased to announce its newest team member, Danielle Beard Hayden, who was hired as communications director on Oct. 10.

An Oklahoma native, Danielle is a 2012 graduate of Oklahoma State University where she majored in Agriculture Communications and Agriculture Economics. After college she began work as the associate editor of Farm Talk Newspaper, a four-state weekly agriculture newspaper based out of Parsons, Kansas where she was eventually promoted to chief editor.

During her time in Kansas, she met her husband, a Kentucky cattle farmer, and now resides in Ohio County. Since moving to the Bluegrass state, she has worked as a freelance writer and photographer for several cattle publications.

“We are excited about bringing a new, talented, young person on board,” remarked Laura Knoth, KyCorn executive director. “Danielle is committed to agriculture and will help us tell the important story of Kentucky’s grain industry.”

Danielle is replacing Jennifer Elwell, who has been with KyCorn since 1998. Jennifer is now executive director of the Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom and pursuing additional interests in ag education and farm public relations projects to serve a broader agricultural community.


  1. Way to go Danielle from the Eads Family back home in Oklahoma.