Have you ever felt like things are just a little different? Not like you can actually put a finger on it, but you know, it’s different. Not bad. Just different.
If you’ve been feeling that way about the Know a California Farmer’s Facebook page lately, you’re right. Things are a bit different with KACF.
One of the changes is me. My name is Jodi and as of a few weeks ago I’ve joined the fantastic folks of Just Farmers to assist in serving the KACF community.
To be honest, I’m thrilled. Why you ask?
Well, it’s simple. I already work to serve farmers on an everyday basis. Moreover, I’m married to a fourth generation rancher.
But that’s not the whole story. I, much like a lot of us, didn’t grow up on a farm. I grew up beachside, not knowing how my food was raised. Since sparking an interest in agriculture at a young age my city-loving parents have chased me all over this nation waiting for me to end up back in the big city.
Unfortunately for my folks, I’m loving life out out here and I don’t think I’m heading back to the big city any time soon.
So what will I be doing for the KACF community?
You’ll be able to find me behind the KACF Facebook page, helping farmers and ranchers connect with their customers through things like our new Tasty Tuesday posts. You might also find me on our new Pinterest page that links you to some of recipes, pictures and videos straight from our California farmers and ranchers. And just in case that isn’t enough, I’ll also be playing a role in our communications on Twitter and lending a hand whenever I can to help the folks at Just Farmers.
You see, there are a lot of really great things that farmers and ranchers are doing to help people learn more about where their food comes from. Take this week’s USA Today insert about Agriculture In America. If you are following this Just Farmers thing close, you might even recognize a few of the farmers and ranchers.
And that gets to the root of my role here with the KACF community. I’m here to help those farmers who are looking to listen and converse with their customers about what happens on their farms and ranches.
Jodi is a thirty something cowboy’s helper with a bacontooth. When she’s not serving farmers in her day job you can find her choring with her husband on the ranch or playing with her dogs. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, or on her blog.