VistaComm journalist Darcy Maulsby received the Friend of the Iowa Soybean Farmer Award from the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) on Jan. 26 in Des Moines. ISA President Wayne Fredericks (left) and Devin Sires (right) of Cargill presented Maulsby with the award, which honored Maulsby’s support of Iowa soybean farmers through her writing on agricultural issues and her commitment to advocating for Iowa’s farmers and rural communities. (Read the full ISA write-up below)
Maulsby Receives Friend of the Iowa Soybean Farmer Award
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) has honored Darcy Maulsby of Lake City with the prestigious “Friend of the Iowa Soybean Farmer” Award in recognition of her support of Iowa soybean farmers through her actions and efforts. Maulsby received the award in Des Moines on Jan. 26 during the ISA’s 2016 awards banquet.
Known affectionately as “Yetter Girl,” Maulsby is a Calhoun County native whose agricultural roots inspired a passion for sharing information about where food comes from and the value of family and dedication that consumers and farm families share.
Maulsby graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in journalism/mass communications and history, followed by a master’s of business administration degree. She went on to become a frequent and respected contributor to many local, state, national and international ag publications and has worked closely with a variety of agricultural organizations, including the Iowa Farm Bureau, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers and the National Pork Board through her marketing and communications company, Darcy Maulsby & Co.
Maulsby continually reports on agricultural issues while advocating for Iowa’s farmers and rural communities. Recently, Maulsby added “author” to her list of accolades, as she completed and published “Calhoun County,” a historical look at small-Iowa and rural Iowa through the eyes of those who lived it. A second book, “A Culinary History of Iowa,” will provide a taste of uniquely Iowa foods and traditions and will debut in the summer of 2016.
Maulsby’s motivation for sharing stories of rural Iowa life is much more than a job, it’s a passion. This was especially apparent as she hosted the Iowa Food & Family Project’s “Expedition Yetter,” a day-long excursion in August 2015 of farm tours, capped with a dinner on her family’s Century Farm.
Maulsby is a true friend to Iowa’s soybean farmers and Iowa agriculture. You can connect with her at www.darcymaulsby.com.