About Celeste

Celeste grew up on a family beef cattle and show pig farm in Western Kentucky. In addition to farming and life as a restaurant wife, Celeste owns Celeste Communications where she works as a photographer, graphic designer, videographer and consultant. This blog is Celeste's personal soapbox. Any ranting or raving is her own and does not reflect the opinions of any of her clients. All photos and posts are copyrighted property of Celeste Communications.

Cargill made sure I didn’t get the PETA treatment

In April, my meat science class partnered with the beef production class at Western Kentucky University, loaded 40 college students on a charter bus, and headed west.  Dr. Gordon Jones, my meats professor and advisor, knows someone everywhere who has done something … Continue reading

Just Plain Celeste, the Ag Journalist

 Growing up, I had two groups of friends: show friends and school friends.   My show friends were the kids I had spent my summers with since I was nine years-old.  They were my livestock judging teammates and livestock showing … Continue reading

Yep, I found an internship on Twitter

My boyfriend and my laptop are in a constant competition for my attention.  Usually, my boyfriend loses.  This semester, I dove head first into the world of online journalism.  Being a chronic overachiever, I checked out every website that my … Continue reading

Hurting American farmers isn’t enough, COOL takes a stab at Canada’s too

In theory, it was a great idea: print the country of origin on all meat products and perishable agricultural commodities.  They even came up with a catchy acronym: COOL (Country of Origin Labeling).  Consumer lobbyists were happy, politicians were happy, and … Continue reading

WKU’s “altercation” illustrates danger of crowdsourcing

Journalism is an industry that doesn’t just strive for perfection, it insists upon it.  Sources are always verified, facts are double checked, and punctuation is perfect.  To me, the inclusion of crowdsourcing will make it harder for journalists to maintain … Continue reading

Maybe Obama should keep his feet firmly on the ground and out of his mouth.

I don’t do well with people who make fun of the mentally and physically disabled.  Beyond the fact that it is just plain cruel, I know the toll that these prejudices take on their victims.   My little sister, Anna, was born with a rare liver disease … Continue reading