About Me

Family PhotoI have lived the fortunate life I wish all had the opportunity to live, the privileged life of being born and raised on the farm. The trials and tribulations faced over the years have molded me into a well-versed adult with a passion for agriculture advocacy. Luckily, I feel in love with a young man who had the same passion for agriculture as I did. We dated through college and lived on the road traveling from stock show to stock show exhibiting cattle.

Once I graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Agriculture Communications and Agriculture Education I struggled with what I wanted to do in my life. Cow FaceAfter working in radio for a short time I followed in the footsteps of my dad and started teaching agricultural education. I loved the FFA, but felt something was missing, so my husband and I recently took a chance of a lifetime and moved to the hills of Southwest Missouri. Here we started an embryo transfer business with a good friend. Full-time farming is the life I now live and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Cattle In PastureThe Ozark Hills I now call home are the same hills my great grandmother homesteaded with her family at the turn of the century. She lived her entire life in these hills and wrote often about her life, neighbors, the nature around her and of family. My grandma recently gave her diaries to me and as I work to preserve her memories I would like to share them with you. As well as my life on the farm, which includes working on a daily basis with my husband and finishing my master’s degree while teaching a course in public relations in agriculture at Missouri State.

So, follow along as I chronicle my life in ‘The Hills’ and no, I’m not talking about Beverly Hills.

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7 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Terri Jo Dean March 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM #

    I love it that you are carrying on your great grandma Helen’s tradition. She would be so proud and happy.

  2. Peggy January 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM #

    Jamie, your mom told me about your “Life In The Hills” and am anxious to keep up with you through your blog. I probably won’t always respond and comment, but I will be reading! It’s been a pleasure watching you grow up and become the wonderful young woman that you are!

  3. Erin Mullins October 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM #

    Hey my name is Erin and I blog over at Diaries From the Dirt Road. I just came across your blog and It sounds very interesting! I too am born and raised in Missouri and was very active in FFA. I look forward to following your blog! If you want you can check mine out at http://diariesfromthedirtroad.blogspot.com

    • My Life in 'The Hills' October 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM #

      Love hearing from other ag bloggers. I look forward to check your’s out soon. Keep spreading the ag word!

  4. Forda Murray Campbell August 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM #

    I just recently discovered your blog and am really enjoying reading it. My life began on a farm and I am still interested. Things have changed so much since then(in 1929). I know a lot of your families, so that makes this even more fun reading for me. You are doing a great job.

    • My Life in 'The Hills' August 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM #

      Thanks so much Forda. I couldn’t image life without the farm. So many great life skills have been learned and memories made. Keeping reading and sharing with friends and family!

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