There are few people in agriculture who have as clear an understanding of strategic program development than Jodi. She brings together the depth of knowledge about complex topics and issues with a passion for people and relationships that creates programs that succeed for the business while engaging stakeholders in a way that builds enthusiasm and long-term relationships.

I have seen this both at a distance and up close as Jodi worked to engage various consumers — chefs, dietitians, bloggers and more. Jodi seamlessly negotiated the concerns people bring to agriculture from the public and the needs of the farmers she represented and engaged in programming. And appreciate that she has also been able to look at the wins for others in modern agriculture too.

There is nobody I would trust more as a consultant on possible ways to begin doing outreach with influencers in the public sphere than Jodi.