Farmers Want To Engage in Convo — I Know Cause @JeffFowle Spoke Up

After a week on the road, I got home on Saturday night. I had an incredible time with the family I was born into and extended family we’ve chosen. We had a big crowd with us and had a great time at the church camp I had grown up going to…. We rent it out and have regularly for Thanksgiving holidays. Between the late night campfires and the cabins less than posh cots, I was pretty wiped out when I got home. After I unloaded the car of all the stuff needed for camping, I sat down, turned on the TV and realized that farmer & rancher Jeff Fowle was IN MY LIVING ROOM! Yep. It was certainly the case! See for yourself:

That commercial just happened to be coming on when I turned on the TV. And since I’ve known Jeff a few years (time has sped past!) I recognized the voice far too easily! But I had to wonder how many other households in the US were catching this. The fact that farmers and ranchers sometimes live a long way from the people who sometimes buy the products raised on their farm makes always sitting down at the table together tough, but the reality that social media can put us into dialog often, that’s a game changer.

There are a lot of efforts that can help you get to know these incredible folks that I get to talk to daily. And I can give you personal recommendations if you want to tell me some of the things you are most interested in, but in general, I will recommend a few to get you started.

And you can find Jeff telling his farm’s story on his CommonSense Agriculture blog through Twitter as @JeffFowle. And I have to ask…. Have you seen Jeff in your home? Maybe sometime he’ll come to visit and I can offer him a beer. In the meantime, do you think I should get a cardboard cutout version of Jeff? I mean they have cardboard Elvis’ so surely there’s a market for tall cowboys!

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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7 Responses to Farmers Want To Engage in Convo — I Know Cause @JeffFowle Spoke Up

  1. DairyCarrie November 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    They do have a #foldablefowle version of Jeff. I know, I saw it with my own eyes in Nashville.

    Great post Janice!

  2. DairyCarrie November 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Him and 5 others….

  3. Mona November 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    Seems to me the dialogues aren’t often much more of ‘talking to the choir’. Hopefully more folks can be reached through such mediums. Then minds on both sides of these issues can be opened and the conversations can and will produce a better outcome for all concerned.
    Thanks Janice and Jeff [though never met] you have opened mine. We can have civil and honest conversations and sometimes agree to disagree. 🙂

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON November 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

      I agree Mona in part…. the choir is fairly engaged as are very outspoken critics. I personally think that’s why individual efforts like yours and mine make a difference. People can see us at opposite ends of the spectrum if they look at a few things, however, by being more involved and open about more of what we truly believe, we find we are not extremes but have quite a bit of common ground too. We just need it to go viral! 🙂

  4. Mark Lathrop November 28, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Thanks for telling the rest of the story Carrie! 🙂 Let’s just say @JeffFowle fits in the backseat of a Mustang with other farmers like @RayLinDairy. The epitome of a close-knit group!


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