I"m a born and raised farm girl and now I talk turkey (and chicken) as the Communications Director for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota and the Midwest Poultry Federation.

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Women in Ag: A Day in the Life of a Turkey Farmer

I'm back after a bit of an extended absence! Sorry about that - first I didn't blog as much earlier this summer because I was dealing with the avian influenza crisis that hit the Midwest poultry industry; then I was trying to catch up on the work I missed during the avian influenza crisis; and now I haven't been blogging because I actually took a much-needed vacation earlier this month and really tried to unplug as much as possible.
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Women in Ag: It's Fair Time!

Minnesota is in the midst of its fair season, as is the case for many states around the nation. County fairs are happening every week, and we're just a month or so away from our State Fair.

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Gearing Up for Washington, D.C. - and Why It's Important to Go

While that ongoing issue continues to be incredibly important, I'm going to switch gears just a little this time and tell you what I'm preparing for this month - my organization's annual trip to Washington, D.C. to talk to our congressional leaders as part of the 2015 National Turkey Federation Summer Leadership Conference.

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Resilience in the Wake of Bird Flu

This week, I saw a video on a blog I follow that showed a 3-year-old in Brazil "explaining" why he's a vegetarian. I won't go into details on the video (although you can watch it here if you are so inclined). But I will note that most, if not all, the comments the blogger received were very supportive of the video - and in fact, noted often more than once that being vegetarian (or vegan, for that matter), is an ethical choice.
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Finding Inspiration from #WomenInAg

I've been in a bit of a writing slump the past
several weeks. Sorry about that! I'm not going to lie - with avian flu being
THE top priority in my daily work life with the Minnesota Turkey Growers
Association, I've been more inclined to take a writing break from this when I
get some free time at home.

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