Wife. Mother. Farmer. Entrepreneur.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
To build connections and collect meaningful experiences.
“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” —Seth Godin
“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” —Ken Kesey
Leadership is give and take. It’s a process of constantly learning new things and challenging the status quo. It’s coming up with innovative ideas and following through. It’s being willing to get outside of your comfort zone and see things from a new perspective. And always welcoming new people to the table.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. — Nelson Mandela
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African Proverb
I advocate for a robust agricultural industry that provides farmers with the tools and resources they need to run successful and profitable businesses. There is no “right way to farm,” only a right way for each individual farmer.
I believe that farmers are the original stewards of the land. Conservation is one of my key issues and I advocate for:
- Environmental Conservation Practices
- Land Conservation Programs
- Programs that strengthen and support farmers as businesspeople and individuals
Co-owner, Monnett Farms
115 acre farm in Southern Maryland, producing lamb, goat and beef for direct-to-consumer sale on the farm and at farmers’ markets.
Founder, All Ag Media
Agricultural-focused marketing agency that specializes in graphic design and communication strategies for farms, food-based businesses and agricultural organizations.
Fellow, LEAD Maryland Class IX
Two year fellowship program studying agriculture, natural resources and rural communities in Maryland. International study trip to UAE and India (2016).
AFBF Partners in Advocacy Leadership Class 9
Two year leadership training program studying advocacy and communication skills within the agricultural industry. International study trip to the UK and Belgium.
District Director, Maryland Farm Bureau
Past Chair, Maryland Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee
Board Member, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture — Future Harvest
Advisory Board Member, Maryland Rural Legacy
Member, Maryland Department of Agriculture Young Farmers Advisory Board
Maryland Farm and Harvest, Episode 407
Stateline, by April Simpson, Dec. 13, 2018
Lancaster Farming, by Martin Short, Nov. 16, 2018
Maryland Farm Bureau Chesapeake Bay Farm & Food, by Jamie Tiralla, Fall 2018 Issue
American Agriculturalist, by Shelby Watson-Hampton, Aug. 22, 2018
Delmarva Farmer, by Sean Clougherty, published Mar. 23, 2018
My Maryland Farmer, December 2017
Lancaster Farming, by Janice Booth, Nov. 3, 2017
Calvert Recorder, by Tamara Ward, Jul. 7, 2017
American Farm Bureau Federation Newsroom, Apr. 14, 2017
Maryland Farm Bureau Chesapeake Bay Farm & Food, by Katie Ward, Winter 2016
U.S. News & World Report, by Danielle Prieur, Aug. 11, 2016
Calvert Recorder, by Sarah Fleischman, May 12, 2016