Erin Brenneman felt there was a need to connect producer to consumer, so she turned to social media.
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, it was only after Erin Brenneman married and moved to her new family’s hog operation that her eyes were opened to what she calls “the beautiful world of farming.” Erin hosts groups visiting the farm and takes the time to explain their modern production practices to groups like Florida FFA officers, retail food companies, students and recently a group of “mommy bloggers. Erin was recently selected as one of the Faces of Farming by the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. promoting the pork industry. As an active member in the social media community via Twitter, she strives to correct the vast amounts of misinformation about farming that she finds circulating. Thank you, Erin Brenneman — a Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Honoree from the AgriBank District, cultivating the next century of agriculture.