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Pigs & Pens
Feb 11, 2011
It’s finally Friday! I’m not only excited about introducing you to this week’s featured ag blogger, I am headed west to finally move to Missouri. The break in the weather has made the perfect opportunity to bring the rest of my things north.
This week we are heading to Kentucky to meet Celeste Laurent. Celeste is a senior at the Western Kentucky University studying animal science and journalism. She grew up on a beef cattle and show pig farm and loves to share her passion with agriculture. Celeste’s blog is called“A Farm Girl’s Perspective”
. On her blog she writes about everything from pigs to wedding planning. (She is currently planning her own wedding and on occasion writes posts about that adventure.) Celeste uses social media to connect with consumers.
Anna-Lisa: “Why do you think social media is important in agriculture?”
Celeste: "Even though we all eat food, a very small percentage of the population helps to raise it. Through Twitter, Facebook and my blog I've shared my family farm's story with people from around the world. People don't live down the road from farms anymore. Today, they use Google to find out how their food is produced. If I want to teach them about what my family does to safely and humanely raise that food then my story has to be a search result on Google."
Celeste also has her own free-lance communications business. Celeste Communications specializes in photography, feature writing and graphic design. She has worked with several clients including Farm to Fork Online Magazine and Cow Country News.
“Whether she's shooting family photos, writing feature stories or sharing her expertise in communications consulting, Celeste applies her farm girl spirit and work ethic to her journalism skills to offer a unique communications service.” via CelesteLaurent.com