The AFBF14 Guest Bloggers are involved in all types of food and fiber production across the nation…most are farmers and ranchers but some work in related fields. Although they come from diverse agricultural backgrounds, they all share a strong interest in using social media to connect with people who are curious about where the food that they eat comes from and how it is grown.
alarmclockwars is Marybeth Feutz, DVM, of Indiana. She and her husband, John, have a beef cattle farm and work together in their family’s veterinary practice. She is a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Committee. Check out her blogs: Alarm Clock Wars (http://www.alarmclockwars.com/) and AgriCultured — Where People Who Eat Get Their Food Questions Answered (http://www.agricultured.org/about/). Find her on Twitter (@AlarmClockWars).
chrischinn is Chris Chinn, a Farm Bureau member in Missouri who serves on the Missouri Farm Bureau board of directors and will represent her state at the delegate session in San Antonio. She is a hog producer, 5th-generation family farmer and former chair of the national AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. Find her on Facebook and Twitter (@ChrisChinn).
gbrunkow2014 is Glenn Brunkow, a fifth-generation farmer/rancher raising cattle, sheep and crops in Kansas. He is also a columnist, blogger and ag advocate. Glenn will represent Kansas Farm Bureau at the delegation session in San Antonio. He previously served on the national AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and is a graduate of the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) program. Dust on the Dashboard is his blog, http://dustonthedashboard.blogspot.com. Find him on Twitter: @brunkow.
Janice AKA JPLovesCotton is Janice Person, a city girl who loves cotton and biotechnology. Her work for Monsanto focuses on social media outreach. A colorful adventure is her personal blog. Follow her on Twitter (@JPLovesCotton) and find her on Facebook.
sarahdcarte is Sarah Carte of Florida, a wife, mother and fourth-generation farmer. She currently serves as vice-chair of the Florida Farm Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Committee. Her Twitter name is @sarahdcarte and she’s also on Facebook (Sarah Dasher Carte).
susanlwilkins of West Virginia is a member of the national AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and a regular contributor to the FBlog. Susan is a fourth-generation farmer. She is an active part of the family farm where she helps her parents and brother with their Hereford/Angus beef cattle operation, as well as their commercial sheep flock. Crops grown and harvested include hay, corn, oats, alfalfa and rye.
tjgilbert is Terry Gilbert, chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. She will represent AFB Women at the delegate session in San Antonio. Terry and her husband are farmers in Kentucky, where they raise beef cattle and corn. Find her on Twitter (@trg1173) and Facebook (Terry Rye Gilbert).
wagfarms is Val Wagner, a North Dakota farmer and rancher. The Wag’n Tales blog features stories from this mom of four who loves farm life and invites readers to come along for the ride. Follow Val on Twitter (@wagfarms) and find her on Facebook. She is a member of the North Dakota Farm Bureau’s Promotion & Education Committee.
zjhunn is Zach Hunnicutt, a Nebraska farmer and chair of the national AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. He farms with his dad and brother, growing field corn and soybeans for livestock, and popcorn for people. Find him on Facebook and Twitter (@zjhunn).