In good old, get to know ya fashion, I thought it would be more fun to make this post a Q & A styled interview. (And yes I stole this from my other business, B.C.P.hoto!) So if you're curious about your new neighbourhood communicator, keep reading!
Q: How long have you been in the communications field?
A: I officially opened Just.Ag Productions at the beginning of 2017, during the last few courses of my Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communications degree. I have always been keen about communications, thanks to my early start as an eager 4-H member, but had never seriously considered it as a field or an area of study until years after I had already completed my diploma in Animal Science and worked in the agricultural industry. At that point I decided I wanted to work towards my dream of operating a communications company, tailored for the agricultural industry in Canada. This new career aspiration took me back to the textbooks in 2015 and as of April 30, 2017, I am officially no longer a student! YAHOO!
Q: What types of communications packages do you offer:
A: You'll see under the Portfolio tab, that I focus on three main pillars of communications:
- Social & Digital Media
- PR & Marketing
Q: What is your favourite part of communications?
A: My favourite part of communications is networking. I love being able to meet new people and learn from them, especially in a world that's become digital, allowing for greater and more diverse interactions.
Q: Why did you choose agriculture as your company's focus?
A: It's a well known fact that I LOVE cows, so I thought why not talk about agriculture?!
On a serious side, I chose agriculture because I've been actively involved in the industry since I was a child. As the world becomes more urban, and the divide between city dwellers and farmers becomes more obvious, I realized there was a need for effective communications between the two groups. This choice to create a business that allowed for networking between both producers and consumers, has allowed for some amazing conversations and discussions, unveiling an unexpected common ground held by both sides.
Q: So you say you love cows, what else are you passionate about besides communications?
A: I've coined the phrase Cameras, Cows & Crops for good reason when I talk about my passions!
In addition to owning Just.Ag Productions, I own and operate a photography business, which hits the head on the camera aspect of my passions.
Q: You have another business? Do tell!
A: I operated a photography company - B.C.P.hoto - for six years that focuses on 4 main pillars of photography:
- Portrait - anything with a person in it
- Agricultural - anything with an agricultural commodity or story to be told
- Fine Art - anything worthy of becoming a canvas on your wall
- Motivational - anything worthy of making the world a better place
Q: Now that we know all the business stuff, what are some fun facts about you?
A: I love the colour orange, I have a Cardigan Corgi named Ruthie, I consider myself a Western Canadian as I've lived in both BC and Alberta, I live in the community of Duck Range & I'm a bit of a David's Tea junkie!
Now that I've had the chance to introduce myself, I'm thrilled to network and connect with new clients, producers and consumers across the great province of British Columbia!