Growing Our Generation: Telling the story of agriculture

The crops all have been harvested. The last tomatoes and peppers were brought in from the garden weeks ago. The extra bedding is ready in the barn, and winter is just around the corner.

If you grow crops, perhaps you’re thankful harvest is complete for another year. If you raise livestock, maybe you’re planning ahead for freezing weather and making sure things are organized for babies in the spring.

If you’re me, you’re stocking up on camera friendly gloves and shopping for ski pants that keep the cold out, and the warmth in, even when you’re rolling in the snow to help set up the perfect video shoot on a sub-zero morning.

I’m Marlene Eick. Together with my husband B.J., we own Herdmark Media. We’re a small team dedicated to telling the story of agriculture through photos and videos. Our clients include commodity groups, agribusiness cooperatives, farms with branded products and companies whose target customer is involved with agriculture. Our work is seen on television commercials, in social media campaigns, on the pages of magazines, at trade shows and even on the big screen at ball games and concert venues. No matter the task at hand, we love helping our clients share their stories.

We live on a mini-farm near Radnor, in Delaware County, where we also enjoy raising livestock and growing the best salsa garden our novice skills will allow.


This blog is part of Eick’s turn as featured editor of the Growing Our Generation eletter. Read her full e-newsletter or browse the archive of past issues.

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