Oct 27, 2011 • By

Not your typical Minnesota hobby

When our employees leave work at the end of the day, many of them are on the move. Whether they head out to volunteer, attend a class, coach a sport or enjoy time with their families, what they do away from General Mills says a lot about who they are.

In the case of Linda Hipkiss, a recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune revealed a new side of our vice president of international marketing, sales and consumer insights.

She’s a fox hunter.

Sort of.

(Photos: Cynthia Fleishman)

Hipkiss is quoted throughout the article, which profiled the Long Lake Hounds club.

Participants don’t really hunt for fox. But they sure look like they do, with horses and hounds covering miles of field and trails.

Linda started taking part last year with her palomino, Hannah, shown in the photo at the top of this post. She told me many of her General Mills colleagues were surprised to learn about her hobby.

“Yes! It got a lot of attention both sides of the Atlantic from friends and colleagues,” says Linda. “Most had no idea that this sport takes place in the states.”

Read the article – which also includes a video and more photos – for more information on the Long Lake Hounds club and Hipkiss’ involvement.