Friday, January 16, 2015

A Fun January Day In Iowa Bringing Town And Country Together

OK~ So what do Iowans do on a Winter's day in January? Folks in North Iowa, specifically Franklin County could recently be found at the Town & Country Expo. Iowans, as many folks do, have a passion for sharing their story. I had the honor of leading a panel at this event, where we shared how social media and blogging helps connect all of us.

Larry Sailer, of Musings of a Pig Farmer, Celeste Settrini, Val Plagge of Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids, and Amy Hild of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds and Modern Rural Living all shared how social media is impacting their lives. Celeste was our keynote speaker of the day and came to Iowa from California.

There were several sponsors on site for the day and Hampton State Bank had a really fun wheel to spin. From winter hats to gloves to a chance to catch a lot of money, they had the fun! Amy of Modern Rural Living spun the wheel and she found herself in the Money Pit! How cool is that? By the way, she had 30 seconds to grab as much money as she could. Amy walked away with $6.00!

So, tell me! Does your community host events that bring town and country together? My biggest take away from the event in Franklin County in Iowa was that I was reminded of how important it is for all of us to work together. It doesn't matter if we are in the field, greeting people in a store on Main Street, or serving up a turkey sandwich in the local sandwich shop. The people within our communities are our biggest cheerleaders and we need to embrace what everyone has to offer. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. What a great summary of yesterday! I had a wonderful time with all of you!


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