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Janice Person
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It is D Day on the farm A to Z! We have big and small farms and one that has a bit of both big and small. Remembering my visit to the smokehouse at the Dardens Country Store, when I met Angie of Douglas Falls Creamery or when I first met the Marshalls of Daddy's Tractor!

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For the letter B we have a farmers who are just starting out, setting their family on a brand new path with Burgess Hill Farms, or following in family footsteps like the Bowers of OregonGreen and 4G Farms. GREAT diversity!

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Some of the farms that start with B and are willing to share their farms stories online? Try Burgess Hill, the Boersma's 4G Farms and the Bowers' Bashaw.

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Love writing about the St. Louis Zoo!

There is just so many awesome things about it that it was clear that it had to be the Z in my 2014 A to Z. Of course, it is going up just days before I start the April challenge.... This year is going to be awesome and much more timely!

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In a series on St. Louis, the letter Z was clearly destined to highlight the city's zoo in Forrest Park. It is well-suited for kids, families & adults.
When Haters Show Up in Your Social Stream

Social media is a great way to meet awesome people, but in getting online, you have to realize you are opening yourself up for criticism, possibly hate. So what should you know? What can be done proactively? What should you consider as you react? 

1. What brings haters out? 
2. Getting out in front of haters
3. Be goal driven
4. Tips on reacting to haters

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Speaking at SXSW has been a dream of mine but it became reality this week. I did a featured presentation on what to do when haters show up in your stream.
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Exactly +Lorie Farrell! Thinking it through before it happens lets you make decisions that are more in keeping with your objectives rather than the haters! 

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I spent an extra 15 or so hours in airports last week. Gives a girl a lot of time to think about those little things that are really helpful to know when you #travel! 
Flight delays. Just the word brings out the groans. After a couple of days and more than 15 hours of delays in airports, here are some tips.
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If you haven't watched the light show at #StLouis  Union Station, you don't know what you are missing. It really is worth a trip to the station to have drinks in the Grand Hall! 

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St. Louis' Union Station offers a touchpoint with the city's past and a beautiful environment. It is a striking location!
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For A I have two great farm women to feature! A Kansas Farm Mom and An Accidental Farm Wife! See what they have going on in this post!

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Nicole Small is a Kansas farm mom who works full-time on her family farm in Neodesha where they produce beef, corn and more!
Interested in connecting with farms, farmers & farm blogs?

Well, that is what I will be blogging about the entire month of April! I have signed back up for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and will feature a letter of the envelope daily with the exception of Sundays. This post outlines what is going on. You will have a variety of information on a diverse range of farms:
- Location
- What crops they produce
- What makes them unique
- Social media links
and more

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Want to find farmers who want to share what's happening on their farms? This A to Z series will help you find farmers & farm blogs of various crops, geographies, etc.
St. Louis A to Z: Washington University, World’s Fair & Westport

What are some of the things that make St. Louis unique? What do locals point to as stand outs? That's what this series is working through. For the letter W a few things stand out
- Washington University in St. Louis (the nation's #14 leading college)
- the 1904 World's Fair
- West Port Plaza entertainment district 

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What in St. Louis starts with the letter W that people should know about? Washington University, the World's Fair and Westport Plaza all come to mind!
Doing this A to Z on St. Louis, I have to say that the V was one of the hardest! But do you know about Veiled Prophet? 

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In a series of posts about what is notable in St. Louis, V stands from Veiled Prophet, the organization behind Fair St. Louis.

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This week on my flight to D.C. for work I was caught off guard when the woman next to me pulled out a discman for her listening pleasure... I have been thinking about it ever since. 
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In 2014, Apple stopped making the iPod Classic. I still carry one routinely but seeing a Sony Discman? That's an unusual day!
Got some reading to do to learn from the masters! Thanks +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Guy Kawasaki #yourock #artofsocial 
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Am sure I will +Peg Fitzpatrick! 
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    online outreach in agriculture, 2007 - present
loves city & farm, travel, photography & communications

Thanks for stopping by and wondering what I am about. My passions are photography, travel and agriculture -- love spending time taking pictures on a farm far from home. Putting all those things together its understandable that differences in culture are intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking up things. Its almost always a colorful adventure!

  • Photography — My first “real” job that gave me a regular paycheck was a way to get my first SLR (a Pentax 1000). I carried that camera everywhere shooting things that were everyday objects or new sights. I take photos daily with a Canon 40D, a point & shoot or my Blackberry. I rarely open photo software. 
  • Travel — I got the travel bug early in life…. probably from the first trip I remember making with my family. Camping in the Smoky Mountains, a trip to DisneyWorld and visiting Miami! A trip like that opens eyes and I’ve been looking for ways to get that feeling again & again ever since! I've had the chance to go a lot of places people dream of. I'm blessed.
  • Agriculture — I’m a city girl. Born and raised. From generations of city folks (Memphis, TN). Interesting since I have such a passion for agriculture. Luckily I didn’t need to let go of any of my passions for the city! But I added farming while doing an internship with a family friend during college. He gave me a chance to meet my first cotton farmer and I realized I wanted to work with folks I really liked being around! Cotton communications became the major thrust of my career & the crop a major passion.I now work for Monsanto Company on their public affairs team.
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