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I am an ag girl
Welcome to Crystal Cattle. It's about sharing agriculture’s story, encouraging the consumer to ask where their food comes from, and providing farmers and ranchers a tool kit to be advocates for agriculture. 

I  grew up on her my family's purebred Simmental cattle farm in Alberta, Canada. College took me south to Kansas State University, and the Midwest has quickly become home. Today and my husband, "The Boy" and I  own and operate JJB Cattle Co., a purebred Hereford and crop farm in northeast Iowa. I also work in marketing for a livestock nutrition company. 

In 2009, I began blogging under the name Crystal Cattle. Through my posts, Twitter updates, Facebook page, Pinterest and Instagram photos I try to give you a glimpse of my life on the farm, and don't forget about everything turquoise, fashion, recipes and photography! 

Favorite quote. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want,” - Zig Ziglar. 

I have enjoyed sharing my stories and experiences with a wide range of audiences, love building relationships with others, and can wait to connect with you. 

• National Agri-Women Annual Conference 
• AgFarm's AgCatalyst - Blogger Panel and Social Media Case Study
• Ranch House Design's The Gathering Conference - Building Your Brand Through Blogging
• Farm Journal's Executive Women in Ag Conference
• Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Rancher Conference 
• National Junior Simmental Association Leadership Conference 
• Show Circuit, Monthly Contributor 
• Future Focused, Young Australians Building Trust & Confidence in Ag 
• Rockin’ Rural Women - founding member 
• Master’s of Beef Advocacy graduate 
• Calgary Stampede Summer Synergy Youth Program 
• Australian Angus Association Junior Leadership Conference 
• 5 Nations Beef Council 
• Kansas State University College of Agriculture 
• Features in DRIVE, Lot One, Beef Magazine Blog, United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Blog. 

• Telling your agriculture story through social media
• The importance of branding yourself
• Intro or advance social media usage 
• Using social media to market your farm or business 
• Agriculture career panels
• Using apps on the farm 

Twitter: @crystalcattle 
Instagram: @crystalcattle 


  1. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    I've been following your social media for...about a year now. You do such a great job!

    -Beth Holz

  2. Thanks Beth! I am glad you have enjoyed following along.

  3. I love this site, Beth! You are so on the blog roll at ee. Keep telling the ag story, sister.

  4. I mean, I love this site, Crystal. I'm such a ditz sometimes online. I looked up and saw Beth's comment and typed her name right in there. Sorry about that. I still love your site and you're still on the blogroll. lol.

  5. Haha, no problem Aimee. Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you enjoy the blog.

  6. Great blog Crystal, I love your posts.

  7. Great blog Crystal! I am just across the Iowa line in Missouri. Please check out our blog :) Thanks!

  8. AnonymousMay 31, 2013

    Just stumbled onto your blog. Love it! I just started one also if you'd like to follow along. And I see we must live somewhat close because of the restaurants you have visited (on the left side of your page) Cu, Bourbon Street. :)


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