Malsom takes reins with 4-H
By Sandy Bond
A career change for Jenna Malsom brought her to the Dakotas and resulted in meeting the love of her life and a new career as the 4-H Youth Program Advisor through a cooperative agreement with South Dakota State University at Brookings.
The daughter of Jim and Toni Ankney, Jenna and her older sister Ashlee (Jensen), of Ree Heights grew up on the family ranch near Sheridan, Wyo., located in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains, where they raised Angus-Hereford cross cattle.
After graduating from Big Horn High School in 2003, Jenna received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University at Stillwater with a major emphasis in animal science and minor emphasis in ag business. Her first job was as a veterinary clinic receptionist at Moxey Schrieber Veterinary Hospital while continuing to work on her parents’ ranch.
In 2009, Jenna transferred to a feed and seed store in Roscoe as an animal nutritionist. It was here that she met her future husband Kevin, who also runs cattle with his folks, Matthew and Londa Malsom, raising Black Angus and Hereford cross cattle.
Jenna also had a career with Wells Fargo Bank as a personal banker in Belle Fourche and Aberdeen for the previous three years.
Jenna and Kevin enjoy spending time fishing on the river with his family and pheasant hunting. She also loves photography and taking pictures of scenery and cattle.