About the Agvocate

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It took me 7 years, but I earned my MA in 2014 from the University of Delaware

Professional:

2016-2018 LEADelaware Fellow – agricultural leadership program

2016 Creative Coach for Ohio State University Extension’s inaugural Innovation Conference

2016 Chair of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s Innovation Team

2014 MA, University of Delaware. Journalism history/digital humanities project: http://www.thomasnastcartoons

2014 Extension Fellow (Northeast Region) evaluating social media strategies for Cooperative Extension

2014 Social Media Strategic Marketing Certificate, 15 weeks. Issued by University of Delaware

2014 Attended Engage, a training on effective ag to consumer communications offered by the Center for Food Integrity

2011 Attended U.S. Poultry & Egg Associations inaugural Ag Communications Forum in Atlanta

2007 BA, University of Delaware, English/Journalism with 18 credits in plant science electives

2002-present: presenter, contributor and lecturer on various topics, lectures and webinars on marketing, agvocacy, effective communications, social media, and technology topics to local, regional and national 4-H, University of Maryland Ag Agents, Mid-Atlantic Crop School, Mid-Atlantic Regional Women in Agriculture, National Extension Master Gardeners, National Extension Conference, Understanding Delaware Agriculture PLSC 167 credit course.
Personal:

Wife, mother, grandmother, storyteller. I live in a suburban residence in Sussex County, Delaware where my husband and I are avid gardeners; he’s in charge of the raised vegetable garden and I stick with the flowers and plants. Our backyard is a certified wildlife habitat and we are currently working on establishing a native plant Waystation for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. I am an avid photographer and aspiring mandolinist.

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