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"I want the family farm - the backbone of our country's heritage - to thrive and survive for future generations."

What Our Clients and Workshop Participants Say

Eckert AgriMarketing Client List
As of March 2012

Agriculture & Tourism Partners of Illinois
Alberta Agriculture Food & Rural Development
Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association
American Agri Women
American Bus Association
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Bureau Federation - National Women’s Conference
Arkansas Dept of Tourism
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Biz Talk Conference, Visalia, CA
British Columbia Horticulture Growers Conference
Calaveras Visitors Bureau
California Travel Industry Association
Canadian Farm Business Management Council
Cecntral Kentucky & Bluegrass Association
Colorado Department of Tourism
Columbia Basin College
Cornell University
Darke County Convention & Visitors Convention
Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce, Nova Scotia
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
Florida Sumter County Extension
Gateway National AgriMarketing Association
Great American Publishing
Great Lakes Expo
Greater Stockton Visitor & Convention Bureau
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Harrison County Convention & Visitor Bureau
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Hoosier Hospitality Conference
Illinois Horticultural Society
Illinois Specialty Growers
Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana Horticulture Congress
Iowa Agriculture Innovation Center
Iowa Department of Tourism
Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers
KAAPA, Kearney Agritourism Summit
Kansas County Commissioners
Kansas Department of Commerce
Learning Generation Initiative
Maine Dept. of Tourism, Augusta
Michigan Ag Conf. on the Environment
Michigan Farm Bureau
Mid Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
Midwest Women in Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Grown
Mississippi Agritourism Association
Mississippi Tourism Development Authority
Mississippi Tourism Association
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Missouri Department of Tourism
National Christmas Tree Association
National Bison Association
Nebraska Department of Tourism
New Brunswick Ministry of Agriculture
New England Farmers' Direct
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
New Mexico Rural Economic Development Through Tourism
New Jersey Farm Bureau
New York State Division of Tourism
North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association
North Carolina Travel & Tourism
North Dakota Dept. of Tourism
Ohio Fruit & Vegetable Congress
Ohio Department of Tourism
Ohio Travel Industry Association
Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture, OK
Oneida County Agri*Culture
Ontario Farm Fresh Association
Original Florida
Ottawa Countryside
Placer GROWN Farm Conference
Prince Edward Island Ministry of Agriculture
Potomac Heritage Conference
Randolph County Farm Bureau,
Saskatchewan Vegetable Growers
Sequoia Regional Growth Council
Sierra Business Council
Snohomish County Ag Development
South Dakota Department of Tourism
Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Association
Southern Maryland Agricultural. Development. Commission
St. Louis Direct Marketing Association
Stanly County Convention & Visitor Bureau
The Maize Company
Turkey Hill Grange
University of Nevada
Virginia State University
Virginia Ag Summit
Virginia Department of Agriculture
Virginia Farm Bureau
Washington Women in Agriculture
Wayne County Convention & Visitor Bureau
West Virginia Dept of Agriculture
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Wisconsin Department of Agricultre
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Wisconsin Farm Bureau
Yakima Visitor & Convention Bureau

"You went well beyond our expectations.”

Bob Tritten, Fruit Educator
Michigan State University

“Excellent presentation at our Women’s Leadership seminar. The ladies now understand how they can start their own agritourism business by following their heart and their passion. Great job!

Dale Beaty, Dir., Training & Leadership Development
Wisconsin Farm Bureau

“Your presentation really opened people’s eyes to the possibilities in their own backyards. Hopefully this will jump start some new product development for the state.”

Jim Greenhalge, ODOD –
Division of Travel and Tourism

“I recommend Jane highly to any group who needs a great speaker who brings great ideas, a passion for agriculture and a personal touch to an event. I can’t wait to work with you again.”

Susan A. Kelly, County Extension Director
University of Florida/IFAS Extension

“You did it! Exactly what we hoped would happen.”

Joanne Neft, Placer Grown
Placer County, CA

“Any farmer who wants to have a future needs to hear Jane! Top Notch”

Thomas Kumpf, Tom’s 4 Season Farm
Garner, NC 27529

“We’ve received nothing but positive feedback on your sessions.”

Paul Hugunin, Ag Marketing Specialist, Sr
Minnesota Dept of Agriculture

“Your expertise on the topic of Agritourism was very evident. I saw our attendees quickly establish trust in you as an authority because of your first hand knowledge.”

Sally Berry, Program Director
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance

“Our organization found it a great pleasure to work with Jane. Her services exceeded our expectations. She tailored her presentation to the needs of the audience’s questions and used common layman’s terms. Her presentation was not only creative and enthusiastic but she interacted with the audience during breaks and lunch times.”

Jennie Hawk, Coordinator, Business Outreach
Learning Generation Initiative

“The personal touch you put into both your keynote speech and your workshop made our participants feel like you really could identify with our farmers in Central Florida.”

Susan Kelly
University of Florida/IFAS Extension

“Your session was one of the National Women’s Conference highlights and was well received by the attendees.”

Terry Gilbert, Chair
American Farm Bureau Federation

“I truly appreciate the time you took to familiarize yourself with our association and our attendees, and I thank you again for your dedication to providing quality education.”

Lynn M. Brewer
American Bus Association

“I was especially delighted with your obvious research on our state and how you incorporated particular Mississippi knowledge and facts into your presentation. You also made all of us feel confident that agritourism could be expanded. Your presentation was right on target.”

Mary Beth Wilkerson
Mississippi Development Authority

“It was obvious you researched our audience and tailored your presentation to our exact needs. Thank you! I know it made our attendees feel like you were presenting to them, not just an audience that you give the same presentation to over and over.”

Sheri Grossman
North Dakota Tourism

“I have heard nothing but positive comments and I think you really opened up some people’s eyes as to the possibilities their farms and ranches may hold for Ag tourism. It was inspiring and affirming to listen to you talk about your own experiences with your family farm.”

Christine Turner
Placer County Dept. of Agriculture

“You have played a significant role in virtually all aspects of the state agritourism initiative as it currently exists. Your professionalism has been exemplary and the impact of your work has been substantial.”

Scott Allegrucci
Kansas Department of Commerce

“Thank you for your informative and excellent presentations at our Women’s Leadership seminar this past weekend.”

Dale Beaty
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

“Thanks for the several great presentations and lots of ideas, contacts, insights and hard work you gave us while in Alberta. A quick perusal of the evaluations showed a unanimous ‘exceeds expectations’ – the group dynamics were great. Another clue to your skill as a professional speaker.”

Karen Goad
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

“Jane is a benchmark for agritourism professionals. Her willingness to share information and resources is invaluable to everyone.”

Martha Glass
North Carolina Department of Agriculture

“Bar none, Jane is an expert in the field. She is knowledgeable, eloquent but most humble!!

Kay Hollabaugh
North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association

“You have been inspirational to our projects and initiatives.”

Jo-Ann Hall Director, Ag-Entrepreneurship Division
Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development