As a young beef producer making my way into the business, I feel so fortunate to have a career in agriculture communications, where I work remotely for the ranch writing for respected publications like BEEF magazine. The BEEF Daily blog has offered me a platform to ask for advice, share ideas and, most importantly, be an advocate for agriculture by connecting producers with consumers and the media.
Since this blog started in 2008, I’ve been amazed how quickly this community of support has grown; each day, we are able to share common connections in faith, family and farming. For that, I feel truly blessed for the opportunity, and I hope to continue to host this forum for years to come, where my main goals are to encourage growth, learning and online advocacy.
It’s not often we are recognized for our efforts, and I’m deeply humbled to be included in the list of nominees for the 2011 Best of the Barns Awards. I have been nominated in two categories — best cattle blog and agriculture advocate of the year, and I would be honored to have your vote in this competition. I would also like to extend my congratulations to the talented individuals with whom I share the ballot and let them know they are as much an inspiration to me as I hope I can be to them.
How to vote: The second annual Best of the Barns awards is a program created in 2010 to recognize businesses and individuals who portray excellence in the livestock industry. Our 2011 voting is now underway and will be open until Dec. 1! Tell us who you think deserves to be recognized for their excellence in the livestock industry! Vote here now! My name is included as question #5 and #55 on the survey. Thanks in advance for your time and support. It means the world to me.