The JPlovesCOTTON brand has associated with a thriving social media footprint for more than a decade, and the content development associated is growing in complexity and reach. The strategic insight and know-how can also be put to use for clients who are looking to create new vehicles or enhance current channels.
The following content channels are part of the JPlovesCOTTON umbrella and have independent sites. Here are quick glances at each.
The interest in our food continues to increase and many people grew up like me, without connections in agriculture. With that knowledge and experience from helping close that distance, I started Grounded by the Farm a podcast in which I interview farmers about the foods they grow! The site also includes a blog for written and video posts on each food/farm — so you can get a look at the farm as well as hear from the farmer directly. Already we have featured popcorn, crawfish, mushrooms, peppers, lettuce, pecans, ham, beef, the growing of barley and it’s use in a great craft beer, soil conservation and more!
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 have 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 as 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 road trips 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.
A lot 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 dairy farms.