Fun Facts / Biography
On Topanga’s first day of high school in Fort Collins, Colorado, she quickly made friends by bringing a slab of bacon from her hog, Walter. Growing up on a hobby farm, Topanga showed Milking Shorthorns in 4-H for 11 years and was proud to exhibit the Colorado State Fair Supreme Champion cow. She built a Tumblr following for her agriculture-themed blog and received a double major in agricultural communications and journalism and agricultural economics at Kansas State University. She’s held internships at The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, Look East, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Monsanto (now Bayer) and worked as the outreach assistant at Agriculture Future of America.
Topanga is a baker who’s known for variations on the chocolate chip cookie, a tuba player who has played in 6 different countries, a friend who gives solid advice, and a coworker who brings focus and clarity to the problem at hand.
Authored Blog Posts
Here at 502, we live and breath stories and have even written a few of our own! Below you will find authored blog posts curated by Topanga McBride.