I feel honored to serve as Arkansas Women Bloggers Ms. August. In fact, it’s a down right awesome privilege! In my circle of blog friends I’m known as a dairy blogger, a dairymom blogger, or an agriculture advocate blogger.
I’m a native Bentonville girl, educated as a nurse, who married a 3rd generation dairy farmer and have raised the 4th generation down on the Arkansas dairy farm. Until the farm became part of my life, I did not realize that less than 2% of our population is producing all the food we consume and many of today’s consumers are three generations removed from any connection to how food is produced. Sharing our dairy story through school programs and farm tours has been part of my life on the farm and I’m rather passionate (that might be an understatement) about how we are connected to that nutritious dairy food you find in your refrigerator.
My Spotted Cow Review blog was born in 2010 to offer another way to “open the barn doors” and share the truth, treasures and transitions down on our Arkansas dairy farm. It’s a place to get your dairy questions answered on the Q&A page, find what I’m thankful for on Dairymom’s Thankful Thursday’s page or learn what’s happening on the farm.
I was in the infant stage of blogging when I connected with Arkansas Women Bloggers. I had my passion and purpose for blogging, but little understanding of the importance of branding, the multitude of ways to reach out into the world, the technical skills to improve my blog or any Arkansas blogging friends. I’ve come a long way from being afraid to push the button on the computer to blogging. As Ms. August, I’m one of Arkansas Women Bloggers’ models for anything is possible!
Arkansas Women Bloggers definitely lives up to their motto—Gather, Grow, Connect. Thank you for allowing this dairy farmer to be a part of the blogging herd and for inspiring Ms. August!
Let’s celebrate August and get connected: