Kim Lemmon graduated in June of 1999 from the Ohio State University and has been with the company since that time. Though readers probably know her best for her entertaining portrayal of life through her weekly blogs, Kim has a wide range of responsibilities behind the scene as the managing editor.
Her education was focused on journalism and she majored in agricultural communication. Kim’s journey with OCJ began immediately after graduation when the publication was on its way from 12 issues a year to 18. There was a need for more staff and Kim applied, eventually securing the position of graphic designer. She would soon work her way up, taking initiative when new responsibilities came along. She was given the nod and promoted to the position of managing editor in 2000.
Today, Kim’s job duties are wide-ranging and include helping to edit copy, designing ads, managing the website, writing stories and blogs, and dealing with her ornery coworkers among other things.
“I like my job,” said Kim. “I think I have what they call an adventurous spirit.”
She says one of the hardest parts of her work is creating her popular blogs. However, that problem is eased by one of her favorite parts about the company — the family atmosphere. Bart Johnson, owner of AgriCommunicators Inc., says Kim is extremely important to the company’s success.
“Kim is our go to employee. She touches most parts of the business and many times people go to her because she is the one who knows the situation and has the answers,” Bart said. “Kim is the organizer and planner on the staff. She is the one who makes sure my big ideas and projects have details and a plan for completion. Without Kim things here at Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Ag Net wouldn’t run as smoothly as they do.”
Kim and her husband Mark currently live in Morrow County. The Lemmons stay involved in the livestock world with their Percheron mare, four miniature horses, five pygmy goats, three dogs, and numerous cats that often serve as subjects of Kim’s blogs.