Hageman is a Native of Tulare County with a Great Passion for California Agriculture
CaliforniaAgToday.com is pleased to announce that Markie Hageman, a Tulare, California, native with a passion for agriculture, is now a co-owner of the award-winning website and will collaborate with Patrick Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh, along with his wife Laurie Greene, launched the website in 2013. Greene served as the website’s founding editor and has won multiple awards for her coverage of the industry.
The communications coordinator for the Sacramento-based California Rangeland Trust, Hageman has prior experience as a Crop Insurance Adjuster. Hageman has authored articles for AGDAILY, and My Job Depends on Ag Magazine, with features in BEEF Magazine and The Almond Board of California- How We Grow publication.
Hageman had ties to agriculture starting from a young age. She lived on the Vanderwal dairy in Tulare County for a short time, and on a small citrus grove her grandparents owned.
Most of her agricultural experiences came from the horse ranch her mother owned in Fresno County. She showed lambs and hogs and rode horses throughout middle school and into college and was the Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo Queen in 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
Hageman spent a couple years on her family’s small commercial cow-calf operation in Auburn, Alabama, where she fell in love with the beef industry. Since her time in the South, Hageman has been active in the agricultural industry through her work with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Alabama’s Farmer Federation, and multiple Cattlemen organizations. She also recently started her own cow-calf herd with three Hereford heifers.
Outside of agriculture, Markie loves crafts, cooking, kayaking, making wine, hiking, and spending time with her family and two dogs.
“We are thrilled to have Markie on our team—covering California’s $50 Billion production agriculture business,” said Cavanaugh. “She’s passionate about the farm and ranching industries in the state, and we welcome her into the fold of the thriving website.”
“I am excited to continue to make CaliforniaAgToday.com successful on a daily basis,” said Hageman. “I love to write and have always admired the website as being the first site to cover California production agriculture with original reporting.”