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New Blogger

I really love when I discover a new blog. Even better when one finds me. Elizabeth emailed me with a question about the featured farmers and here she is one. Circle the Wagons began on Ag Day this year. Elizabeth has a great start to her blog with nice photos and regular postings.

1. Tell a little about you and your operation.

My husband and I are from small Midwestern towns.  I grew up on aElizabeth Martin
diversified family farm of row crops and cattle! My husband grew up a
little different – with rodeo, cattle and horses. It really was a
romance between the farmer’s daughter and a cowboy.  In a turn of
events I ended up finding a job away from family and farm in an urban
area.  Luckily I had the love and support of my family and husband.
Together we moved from the rural routes to a little apartment on the
edge of town working towards owning an operation of our own.   It’s a
struggle as we live and work towards our dreams.  I know we are not
the only couple of Ag kids away from the farm or young couple saving
to buy a farm, so I thought I would share our experiences!

2. What made you want to start your blog?

My passion is agriculture education, and supporting producers and our
rural way of life. I believed in this cause so much that it was the
topic of my senior research project at the university I attended. (It
specifically focused on agriculture awareness and literacy amongst
college students)  It was an eye opening experience.  I recently
discovered that blogging could be a way to reach out to people and
share my agricultural experiences and encourage a healthy dialogue
between consumers and producers!  I really wanted to be a part of that
community and have a postive influence.

3. What aspects of blogging do you like the most?

I really enjoy sharing photos, stories, and ideas with others.
Blogging seemed like the right choice for me, and I am hooked!  I
think it’s an exciting, and very personal way to connect with people!

4. Are you using social media to promote your site? How?

Actually, no I am not currently using social media. I hope to utilize
it in the near future.

5. What obstacles have you met and how did you overcome them?

My biggest obstacle has been fear and writers block.  The fear was the
hardest to get over.  I agonized several weeks trying to make a
decision.  Finally I decided to just bite the bullet and start
blogging.  My blog went live on National Ag Day! I have decided to
write and let the chips fall where they may.  As for the writer’s
block – I’ve set goals for what I want to see on my blog – one day at
a time!

So glad Elizabeth bit the bullet and hope you keep up the good work. Please head over to Circle the Wagons and leave a comment to let her know you were there. Tell me below what you like most about the Featured Farmers.

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  • Thank you so much Judi for featuring my blog! Your website tips and articles have been a great help and inspiration to me!

    • You are welcome. So glad you contacted me.

  • farmnwife

    @loisgeller thanks for the RT

  • katpinke

    Judi, you are doing a fantastic job at engaging new voices to share their farm and food stories. Keep up the great work! I’m a big fan of yours. 🙂

    •  @katpinke I love blogging so much that I want every farmer to see how they can benefit from their own blog. Thanks for the kind words.

  • I found Circle the Wagons when she commented on another site. She has an interesting blog and I look forward to reading more. I am a farm woman with a cow/calf beef operation. I have blogged about that and what life is like on and off the farm for two years I have found a lot of farm woman like myself. It takes time and patience and a bit of work to get a farm blog going. It is not all about just farming with today’s farm women. They have many sides. Thank you for listening. B

    • B, you are so right. It’s not all about farming for farm women today. Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words.

    • You are so right, B. It’s not just about  farming for today’s  women. So it makes it hard to be consistent.  Thanks for stopping by and chatting.