Videos connect Tennessee Farm Moms with Moms of the World

Mar 20, 2023

The Tennessee Beef Industry Council (TBIC) launched a new video series in February, which features eight moms from across the state sharing their stories of raising a family and real food. One video per week will be released on the TBIC social media platforms highlighting what it takes to live on a farm and care for animals while raising children.

“We want this project to connect farm moms with one another from everywhere, helping them realize that we are all working toward the same goal — to raise good kids and be the best parents we can be,” says TBIC contractor Janna Sullivan, who is overseeing the project. “The focus of Farm Moms is on their responsibility to raise quality beef and for other families just like theirs.”

Farm Moms to be featured in the series are:
  • Emmy Loud Armstrong, Chuckey
  • Stephanie Barnett, Adams
  • Micayla Giffin, Union City
  • Caroline Holt, Livingston
  • Traci Middleton, Puryear
  • April Patterson, Red Boiling Springs
  • Jeanie Patrick, Fayetteville
  • Sarah Philpott, Englewood 
While each Farm Mom story is unique, the video series celebrates the unity within the industry, as stakeholders work together with the common goal of raising quality beef. The moms in each video share their roles of overseeing farming operations, managing families, and showing love and compassion to neighbors and communities, all while raising a nutritious protein for all to enjoy.

“I get to help steward the life of my husband, who is a farmer,” says Farm Mom Sarah Philpott. “And [together] we have this amazing opportunity to steward the land to help make sure it is going to be sustainable for future generations. “

Individual videos will be available on Facebook at the Tennessee Beef Industry Council’s page and on Instagram at @tnbeef and can be shared using #raisingfamiliesandrealfood. The full-length video including all Farm Moms will be available at the end of April.

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