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Katie Olthoff - Iowa CommonGround Volunteer

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM by Iowa Corn

Katie Olthoff is a CommonGround volunteer living in Stanhope, Iowa with her husband and two young sons.  She is a graduate of Iowa State University and is very active on her families’ turkey farm. In 2009, the family purchased new barns that include brooder and two finisher sites.  A brooder site is a safe, dry place where young turkeys spend the first weeks of their lives and a finisher site is a place where turkey can grow to market weight.  Katie and her family raise up to three flocks of turkeys at a time, each at different stages. Each flock consists of 20,000 birds.

Since Katie is not from a farm, but she helps her husband now, she is well aware of the need to help inform non-farm people about the life of a farmer and the business of family farming.  Connecting with people about the benefits of agriculture and turkey consumption is a great way for Katie to get her message out.

When Katie isn’t helping out on the farm or chasing the boys, she enjoys home d├ęcor/renovation, blogging, crafting, and digital scrapbooking.  To learn more about Katie and follow conversations she is having with urban or suburban moms; see the links below for her social networking feeds.

Twitter: @katieolthoff
Facebook: On The Banks of Squaw Creek
Blog: On The Banks of Squaw Creek
YouTube: MrsOlthoff’s Channel

Katie is such a fantastic lady! I love learning about her family and their turkeys!
Crystal Cattle | | 03/13/2013 at 09:16 PM
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