Markie Hageman is a native of Tulare, California with roots deep in agriculture. She grew up living on a dairy, orange grove, and horse ranch. A graduate of Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business, Markie comes to the Rangeland Trust team with prior experience as a Crop Insurance Adjuster and Agriculture Communications Representative. She spent time living in Auburn, Alabama on her family’s small commercial cow-calf operation where she fell in love with the beef industry. Since her time in the south, Markie has been active in the agricultural industry through her work with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, her state Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers and state Cattlewomen’s groups. Markie has written articles for AGDAILY and My Job Depends on Ag Magazine, with features in BEEF Magazine and Farm Credit West. Outside of agriculture, Markie loves being crafty, learning to cook, hiking, and spending time with family and her dogs.