You want to make sure you and your loved ones are eating food that is safe, healthy, and nutritious, but every podcast, website, and reality tv doctor seems to be telling you something different about which foods fit that description.
And, with the little free time you probably have, I'm guessing the last thing you want to be doing is comparing and fact checking all of those sources.
You know that scene from Elf, when Buddy is discovering New York for the first time and his excitement can’t be contained? That was me when I visited a cotton gin, when I first saw almonds being harvested, and when I toured a cheese factory. That’s basically me any time I get to learn about something new in the food and farming world.
I am part of the 6th generation of a family farm in Oregon, was active in the FFA, earned an agriculture science degree from Oregon State University, and then spent 5 years working for an international ag company. You could say agriculture is kind of a big deal for me.
Cheap international flights, eating ice cream straight from the carton, alllll the hugs.
You know the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? I’m pretty sure there’s a Six Degrees of Jordyn when it comes to agriculture and food production.
I grew up in Oregon grass seed production. During the last six years, I have lived in Illinois, Washington, and California, working in ag. I worked with potatoes, almonds, apples, corn and soy, citrus, and a bunch of other things you’ll find in the grocery store. My phone’s contact list is made up of farmers, entomologists, plant scientists, regulatory folks, and so many other really cool, really smart people. And they are all willing to give me information that I can pass on to you.
If there is anything you want to know about our food supply, shoot me a note and let me know. I will start working my way through the experts and find you an answer.
I’m not an expert on everything, but I know a lot of experts.