Decades of experience working in publications, the agency world, a small global company and a Fortune 500 company gave me more than a grounding in communications. It left me grounded in the world of food and farming too. Grounded in my love of urban life as well as a deep passion for small towns.
That’s an unusual place to find myself. But as I thought about that, it describes me and the work I’m now doing far better than the social media moniker I came up with did as an LLC.
For years, my website was an extension of my social media persona. When I set up a company to umbrella my social media several years ago, I just used that name JPlovesCOTTON, LLC. It seemed to fit. Last year as I launched the new company, it seemed like I could just use that name and get moving.
It didn’t take long for me to realize it wasn’t exactly the right fit. And I started looking for the right name. Once I had it figured out, getting paperwork done, approved and more took some effort!
But I am officially running Grounded Communications, LLC. And it is in building mode!
Sites Under the Grounded Umbrella
In today’s world of communications, websites are a constant. There are several web properties that are under the Grounded Communications, LLC umbrella.
Bridging the rural-urban divide is something that can’t just happen by sitting in on an occasional keynote but few in agriculture have time to focus a large amount of time on staying up-to-date on the shifts underway. This new community effort helps to streamline access to insight on what is changing so members don’t have to subscribe to everything out there looking for the needle in the haystack that will be impactful. And since so much of the communication between the farming community and those who depend on it it online, we will also offer some training on communications and online tools.
Learn About Growing Fave Foods with the Grounded by the Farm Podcast
Conversations with farmers about the foods they produce are the centerpiece of the podcast Grounded by the Farm and groundedbythefarm.com that supports the show with photography, recipes and more. The show/site gives everyone a chance to learn about some of our favorite foods including popcorn, avocados, Virginia ham and more!
Cotton is what gives us our favorite pair of jeans or that hoodie that keeps us warm. It’s also a beautiful plant that’s grown on farms across the southern US and in other parts of the world where sunny days are common. The website Hundred Percent Cotton shares the range of cotton from seed to favorite clothes.
Lifestyle Blog at JPlovesLIFE.com
Whether visiting friends overseas or just down a nearby dirt road, it is truly a wonderful world. See where life takes JP.
Interviews & More
I have had a lot of opportunities to do interviews and be featured on other sites. You can see some of the highlights on my media page.
If you’d like to get in touch, there are lots of ways to do that on the contact page.