Grounded and Rising brings together people who want to build connections with key audiences, improve trust and design better strategies and approaches for doing just that.
Whether you are looking for an on-going community or a single class, Grounded and Rising is the place you have been looking for and the network you need.
It is easy to get in a routine and that may feel comfortable. We all do it. It may also let us miss new opportunities, especially the ones that may seem far away. Grounded and Rising is built to provide ideas, information and connections that make it easier to stay in tune with what is happening in communications and our culture. Each month we host a live session to talk with people with different perspectives about the topics that are driving and impacting human behavior. Read more about live sessions here.
There are lots of people in agriculture and a subset is interested in connecting with consumers. Grounded and Rising provides a place for those people to rise together. We create a community of shared availability of people who are seeking to improve their farms, businesses and industry through improved communications and outreach... Being a part of the community is something that really helps fuel us all!
The positive impacts technology and tools have on farms and have a wealth of resources that help us stay up on those. But social media & communications? Things change constantly & who has time to sift through all the noise? We do that for you & deliver breaking news to members. Our courses let you learn from the best & the newsletter & community can help you stay on top of big buckets, changes in algorithms with one stop rather than loading your inbox.
Agriculture is accustomed to strong communities that see the benefit of sharing ideas and working together. The Grounded Community will provide all of that along with the motivation of a team focused on building a depth of understanding that currently takes an immense amount of time and effort to develop. Sharing information, hosting discussions with people who are impacting public discussion on food and more will let you turn to one place for the big picture so you can spend more time on your farm or organization's specific fit in that picture.Learn More
Communications has been changed forever by the speed of technology and yet, many of the models used can inform and shape strategy. The combination of that deep study of journalism & public relations with the jump in to learn new channels, means Janice Person is uniquely positioned to help others grow in this space.
Janice Person has been training people on communications and bridging the city-rural divide for more than a decade. She was a founder of the AgChat Foundation and has created numerous other successful community building and training programs. The pioneering work she has done online earned her a place in the Ag Relations Hall of Fame. Now she is behind Grounded and Rising to fill the holes she sees presenting farmers and others in agriculture unique challenges.
Cross-cultural understanding and communications has never been more important in agriculture and the food system. Janice brings decades of experience in communications and a personal passion together in Grounded and Rising to serve the farm community.Read More About Us
Getting access to classes and training to help you level up has been dependent on meetings in real-time for so long. And there is a certain cycle -- winter and summer meetings. While in-person training is an amazing way to learn, there are a lot of things that could be accomplished after morning chores or once littles have gone to bed. These classes will be here when you have the time, interest or drive to jump into a new topic or tool.
We are excited to bring connections to and classes to farms across the U.S. and around the world.
We'd love to be able to share more about what's happening here, give you more information on the community we are forming and classes as they go live.