Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Travelling Agvocate: Luggage

Who says buckles and bling have to be confined to your wardrobe?

I've been in four airports since this time last week. Airports always fascinate me- so many people embarking on or coming home from some sort of adventure. Opportunities for conversations with strangers are abundant, especially on the plane ride itself. I usually like to take this opportunity to tell people why I'm travelling (95% of the time its agriculture-related) and a little bit about how I contribute to the ag and food industry.

It's hard to jump right into these conversations. I find they're usually sparked by someone noticing my boots, belt, or what I'm reading. Well here's a travelling cowgirl accessory that will definitely get people talking, and give you an opportunity to tell your agriculture story.
Tan Duffel Bag- $42 US
Found here.
4 Piece Brands Luggage Set- $359.95 CDN
Found here.

4 Piece Jade Cross Luggage Set- $359.95 CDN
Found here.
Cute cowgirl luggage tag found here.
I've also seen luggage tags that look like cattle eartags, and I  need to find one for myself!

I swear I learned far more about agvocacy this week than where to find cute luggage. But in all honesty, every step taken to connect with non-farm people is another step towards helping them understand what the business of raising food is all about. Practice your "elevator speech," a quick introduction of who you are, what you do, and how it applies to them. And it doesn't hurt to look good doing it.


  1. I love the luggage! And you know, I never really thought about it before, but whatever opens a door to conversation is a good thing.

    Thanks for coming to my blog and following. Your comment was so kind. Following you back. I think I have a lot to learn from you!

  2. I'm all about cute luggage! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm following you too :)

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by and following, ladies! I hope you check back once in a while to learn a bit more about my life as a ranch girl :)