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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.