Jesse Bussard

Jesse Bussard is a cowgirl with eastern roots who followed her dreams westward. She obtained degrees in both Animal Science (B.S.) and Crop Sciences (M.S) at Penn State University and University of Kentucky, respectively. Jesse’s graduate research focused on the soil-plant-animal relationship with an emphasis on forage crops and livestock grazing systems.

Currently based in Bozeman, Montana, she provides writing, editing, and digital media and marketing solutions to individuals and small businesses in the ranching, agricultural, food, and outdoors sporting communities, through her company, Cowpunch Creative, Some of her clients include individuals such as stockmanship clnician, Curt Pate, sustainable ranching and grazing consultant, Jim Elizondo, and the award-winning fly fishing film, Where the Yellowstone Goes.

Jesse is a independent writer for several print and online publications and is in the beginning stages of her first book project. Her writing focuses on topics relevant to food, the outdoors, agriculture, ranching, horses, and the culture of the American West. She has appeared in publications such as Feedstuffs, Tack ‘n Togs, American Cowboy, Progressive Cattleman, Progressive Forage Grower, and Beef Producer, among many other media appearances. You can read Jesse’s writings on her personal blog, Pearl Snaps, and her blog for Beef Producer magazine, Fodder for Thought.

When not writing and creating epic art, Jesse enjoys beer, homebrewing, archery, and fly fishing.