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That Time I Was in a Chinese GMO Documentary Video

Working in outreach at Monsanto I get some unique experiences now and then, but I still can’t believe I was interviewed for and included in a GMO documentary. There was a small group of students from China who while in the U.S. were hearing the discussion here and they decided to do a lot of […]

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Capturing the Light of Cotton Fields at Sunset — Photo Post

There is nothing else like it for me….. seeing cotton fields at sunset is totally unique. The softness of the colors of the sky and the soft textures of fiber tufting out from the rough and rugged plants is captivating. And after a decade or so of having that out my office window and on […]

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A Small Contribution to Feeding the World this Week

The phrase feeding the world always makes me stop and wonder. It is such a mammoth pursuit. A massive goal that needs to be tackled in in more ways than I can count. Such a daunting task that it is hard to see progress. And yet Friday, in support of World Food Day, I had […]

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The Texas Dryland Cotton Crop Looks Good This Year VIDEO

While I was in Lubbock for work recently, I decided to add on a personal night so I could play in a couple of cotton fields!  There is something about Texas dryland cotton that has always captured my imagination — heck my first video post shows a really short glimpse at it. The crop is […]

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What Makes a Crowd of Southwest Airlines Employees Get Loud? 

This evening as I headed home, I assumed it would be a quiet day on planes and in airports. But I have never been in a gate where the crowd was so loud! And everyone had on near matching shirts so I asked a girl named Erika who had on her Southwest nametag, why there […]

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Whether it is 901 Rocks or #901Rocks, it is Lots of Fun

I was home last weekend (seeing my peeps & eating all the yummy Memphis foods!)  #901rocks tweets had been in my feed but my sister had already gotten all involved in the 901 rocks fun! It is a really cool idea started by some folks who enjoy Memphis and thought something as simple as a rock […]

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Top 5 Memphis Foods to Eat for 901 Day & Any Other Day!

It is rare that I am on Twitter and see a few tweets, choose to do a series of tweets that really should be a blog post. That’s exactly what happened tonight as I saw friends talking about #901Day — since 901 is the area code for Memphis (my beloved hometown), it is a great […]

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Late Summer Means Lots of Peppers in My Backyard Garden

Disclaimer:  I got some of the plants, experiences and connections to my backyard garden mentioned in this article through my work at Monsanto. This post reflects my personal opinions and I’m writing it just cause I want to like I always do.  As I mentioned earlier this summer, I decided to do a container garden […]

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I am LOVING the Olympics…. Who’s with me?

I was traveling when they did the opening ceremony of the Olympics and turned it on at a hotel and as the parade of nations started, I thought really? I heard the commentators talking about all the stuff that had been going on in the world rather than the athletes. I turned it off and […]

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Love These Aerial Cotton Photos of Tennessee’s Walker Farms

This time of year, cotton plants start holding a special kind of allure…. there are lots of beautiful blooms and farmers are getting a good feel for what harvest will bring! And aerial cotton photos especially grab my imagination! My dear friend Marjory and her colleague Lance couldn’t stay in the office any more and […]

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The 2016 Cotton Crop: A Photo Tour of Several States

Last week I took several vacation days and while I found lots of time to see some brand new sights in New Mexico that left me at a loss for words, I also saw something so familiar…. something I hadn’t really see much of. I saw a few fields of cotton. With my schedule this […]

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That Time I Was Interviewed on Marketing Smarts Podcast

So excited that I can share this link to the Marketing Smarts Podcast that published last week! The interview, a conversation with Kerry O’Shea Gorgone, covers a wide range of topics related to the work I do at Monsanto, the way we have been engaging in the broader conversation about food and the way a B2B gets […]

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In Search of the Perfect Tomato

Growing tomatoes is something that just seems to make a person more Southern. I’ve grown them at various times in my life and my grandmom usually had tomato plants. And I can’t help but think of a scene in Steel Magnolias where Ouiser is dumping tomatoes on people and says she has to grow them […]

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