Anna Pope covers agriculture and rural communities for KOSU, an NPR affiliate in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University, where she reported for the university’s paper and later became its news editor. Pope interned at KOSU public radio, and was a 2021 Community Fellow with the Inasmuch Foundation, a nonprofit with the goal of improving the quality of life for Oklahomans.
Beat: Oklahoma agriculture and rural issues
Agriculture is one of Oklahoma's largest industries. This beat connects the people who are involved in production agriculture and the communities who support the industry to each other. How is the face of rural Oklahoma changing? How will land transfers and land sales affect the future of the family farm? Has legalized cannabis changed traditional agriculture forever?