What do you do when you love photography and writing as a child? Back in the day, Janice spent hours doing each of those and then went to school learning how to do it better and getting more opportunities. One of the most formative, was an internship with some agricultural magazines ended up launching her into a business world she never knew existed. Working at magazines, a PR agency and in-house with small and large companies has given me a chance to see many sides of communications. Adding the personal passion for it has layered on a whole new level of experience with social media.
It has been almost a decade since Janice really grabbed social media by the horns and started investing time in it. Those early days of blogging, Twitter and other social media were joked about by many but understanding the potential value early on, being part of the growth and development…. provides a depth of understanding that adds layers to what we now hear mentioned on the news each night. That history & vision combined with strategic thinking and individuality came natural and she was able to have fun learning before the risks were so overwhelming.
It’s a lot like anything else, gaining comfort on how to test systems, how to connect with new groups… time spent developing a personal brand led to a depth of connections. It also allowed her to develop programs with others who wanted to see similar change in the world as well as positions careerwise. Definitely made Janice a rarity among her peers.
Choosing the social media brand was something done quickly and yet it has served her well! She created the handle JPlovesCOTTON and it has been in place almost a decade now. It remains the handle used on most social media channels and has recently become a business entity — JPlovesCOTTON LLC
This website offers an overview of the speaking and consulting services being offered as the LLC opens for business in 2019. The following video also provides a quick look at services and some of the recommendations received on LinkedIn.
Ongoing Content Development
The JPlovesCOTTON brand has long been associated with a social media footprint, and the content development associated is growing in complexity and reach and will be a part of the business going forward.
Hundred Percent Cotton
Cotton is a favorite fabric whether going to the park with friends or getting a good night’s sleep after a big trip. It’s also a beautiful crop that dots our Southern landscape. Although I’m from a family that is proud to haev called the city home for generations, I’m proud to be among the generation of people seeking connections to agriculture and cotton is where I got my start. All of that and more on HundredPercentCotton.com!
So much has been written over the years asn I am amazed by how the crop grows! Some of those are in the cotton 101 series but you can also learn about when I met my first cotton farmer. Working in cotton became the major thrust of my career & the crop a major passion. Now I am also writing about cotton in our homes (how to navigate buying sheets, tips on doing laundry, etc)
Travel is probably my first love and I have always enjoyed sitting around with friends and family, hearing about unique experiences and cultures. Over the years as friends married, they began to tell me they live vicariously through me as I continued exploring the world.
I’ve been to a lot of countries overseas that makes people wonder how I picked them…. first time out of the US was to the Soviet Union / Russia, since then I’ve been to Japan, Turkey, Italy, Malaysia, India, China, England, Israel, The Philippines, The Netherlands and Belgium. I’ve also seen all 50 states and done some great roadtrips in the US doing an Oregon-Central California drive and from St. Louis to Montana on another! I post on this to the travel category and have a page for some of my big trips. And I did an A to Z challenge on my current hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
Alot of my travel — domestic and abroad — I find and sometimes create opportunities to see farms. There are A to Z series on various topics in agriculture and on some of the many farmers I have met. Also, get to know Chris who showed me around my first hog farm, the Wagners who let me work cattle, my brother who runs his organic coop, the almond trees Brent tends, or dairy farmers Dino Giacomazzi, Ray Prock and Annie Link who have shown me their farms.
Interviews & More
I have had a lot of opportunities to do interviews and be featured on other sites. You can see that on my media page.
If you’d like to get in touch, there are lots of ways to do that on the contact page.