Jackie grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and now calls Pratt County home. She and her significant other live on an irrigated and dry-land crop and cattle farm in Preston. She’s lived and worked in large cities and today chooses to call rural Kansas home. When she’s not on the farm or mentoring students, she is the Communications and Marketing Manager for Kanza Cooperative Association.
Kansas is a place where resilient crops and stout creatures withstand fierce weather conditions; a wide-open space that allows the most amazing views of the heavens.
I will do my best to be polite and treat you with respect, even if I disagree with you. I will listen openly and share my experiences with you in a civil manner.
The world is not black and white. Taking a color-blind approach hides so many valuable things in the shades of gray. Our world is full of color and colorful people for a reason.
If you can weather the storms and get through all the chaos, things typically work out in the end … or at least you have a good story to tell.
Even in uncertain times, farmers forget logic and plant a crop or buy cattle and they tell themselves prices will go up, the weather will cooperate, everything will work out.
It won’t be long before the world hits play and things return to normal. Now is your time to make a change.
My dream for our country is that we rededicate ourselves to the ideal of being a nation indivisible. A nation full of people who choose to practice civility and extend respect to all around them.
Politicians have an obligation to represent their constituents, and it is difficult to do well if citizens do not share their thoughts and opinions.
Humans throughout history seem to live the same stories and plots repeatedly.
It has been a long slow process but I have worked to build a reputation and found a place in the community.