Shannon’s Story

As a beginning farmer, I am thrilled about the opportunity to pursue my agricultural dreams. I have lots of plans and dreams, but am trying to take it slow and grow in a sustainable manner. However, anyone who knows me knows “taking it slow” isn’t always my strongest characteristic. I love to dream big and am always trying to make those dreams come true.

In addition to being a farmer and beekeeper, I am also an author, a wildlife biologist, an educator, and an artist. In 2018, I published my first book, Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. In addition to the blogs I write for this website, I also write a blog about Kentucky pollinators and backyard wildlife. I love helping other people learn about nature and life on the farm.

You can learn more about me, subscribe to my pollinator and backyard wildlife blog, and see samples of my art by visiting my website,