Fri, 20 May 2022
Our guest today is highly educated about the world of agriculture, believes strongly in advocating for ag and knows that we need to reach out to children with the truth about farming and livestock before inaccurate information is told to them so many times that it becomes ingrained. And it is these core beliefs that led Jackie Nix to strike out as a children's author and create her first book, Modern Farms and create her publishing company, Moo Maven Publishing.
Jackie really has an amazing story. She grew up around other people's farms but not on her own. This was enough for her to develop a passion for agriculture which led her to Virginia Tech. University to study animal science. She followed this up with a master's degree in agriculture which led her to become an extension agent. After several years in this field she went to work in private industry, selling feed, and then two big disruptions happened in her life. Her father became terminally ill followed by Covid 19.
During this time period Jackie focused on family, and that meant leaving the corporate world for a while. This time away from the busy business world gave her extra time to think, and that is when she was inspired to write her first book, Modern Farms. Jackie has a vision of what she wants to produce, and how she wants to educate children about what farming really is. She is so true to her vision that instead of contracting with a publishing company, she started her own. This was all about creative control and making sure that the vision she has in her mind is the same one that gets to the children who read her books!
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Category:farming -- posted at: 12:30am MST