I was raised in the city and am now married to the farm. By day I am a Marketing Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. In the evening I am a farm wife and mother.


Women in Agriculture: Snow in the South

One of the things I love about the Successful Farming Women in Agriculture Facebook group is looking at photos of farms from all over the world.

The last month or so I've been mesmerized by all the photos of snow. More snow in one weather event than I have seen in my entire life. I can't even begin to imagine life during and after a blizzard, especially if you have livestock to tend to.

I have lived in the southern U.S. all my life. Our news media only have to whisper the word snow, and panic sets in.


Women in Ag: Meal Planning Eases Dinnertime Stress

Is dinner as big a challenge for you as it can be for me?  

After working off-farm all day, including a two-hour commute, and coming home to two kids under the age of 4, the last thing I want to do is figure out what to cook for dinner. I love living in the country, but I miss restaurant delivery. 


Women in Ag: Think, Don't Just Thank

As you pause and give thanks this year at your Thanksgiving table, I challenge you to pause and think. 

Think about where your food comes from.

If you don’t know, take time to find out. Look at food labels. Ask your grocer. Take time to chat with the person at the farmers market. I know the sweet potatoes on our table came from our fields, but I don’t know where the rest of our meal is coming from.

Think about all the steps it takes to get food from seed to harvest.