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Dances, Dean's and memes: Jess Peters makes mark on social media

Young Farmer Podcast: For the Pennsylvania dairy farmer, social media is an outlet for herself and a tool to help the industry she loves.

Chris Torres, Editor, American Agriculturist

December 23, 2020

By day, Jessica Peters helps run her family’s Spruce Row Farm in Meadville, Pa. By day and night, she’s very active on social media, making people laugh and cry, connecting with thousands of followers.

Living and working on a dairy farm can be lonely at times, so social media has become her tool to communicate and talk not only about her farm, but also her emotions and why she’s a dairy farmer.

The podcast is two parts, with the first part focusing on the recent Dean Foods bankruptcy letters and the second part focusing on her social media presence. 


Facebook: Spruce Row Farm

Twitter, Instagram, TikTok: SeeJessFarm

cows feeding in barn

LIFE ON THE FARM: While she’s known by many for her social media posts, Jess Peters handles animal care on her family’s Spruce Row Farm in Meadville, Pa.

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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