Background & Business Activities
Jody Pollok-Newsom is no stranger to management; although it was just 10 short years ago that she began her management journey. Jody weaves her stories about growing her management skills on the job while working for two boards of directors. It has been a long road for her to develop and refine her style, and she will share with you the trials and tribulations of her evolution. She can tailor her story to entertain any audience as a moderator, program emcee or even keynote speaker.
Jody Pollok-Newsom has had some very interesting and heart wrenching experiences through out her life. She will motivate your audience to rise above through the good times and bad. She will share with listeners why it is vital to answer the door when opportunity knocks.
Jody in her high-energy, positively-focused manner can take your thoughts and ideas and work them into her presentation to really bring it home for her audience.
Jody Pollok-Newsom is no stranger to agriculture. She is an only child that grew up on a farm in the Williamston area. She developed her love for animals, farming and agriculture at a very young age. She has worked throughout her life to further educate the public about the importance of agriculture. This can be seen through her hosting of the Michigan Farm and Garden show each weekend on seven stations across the state.
Jody weaves her stories about growing up on a farm with the facts, numbers and figures about modern agriculture. She can tailor her story to entertain any audience as a moderator, program emcee or even keynote speaker.
Women in Leadership Roles:
Jody Pollok-Newsom is also no stranger to being a female in the male dominated field of agriculture. She is an only child that grew up doing the work necessary to keep the family farm in the Williamston area growing strong. She left her early career in Washington D.C. to move home to manage the family farm while her father was laid up after surgery. Quite soon after, her mother became ill as her kidneys had shut down from a car accident. As Jody’s mom was slowly recovering, Jody remained in the area and assisted again with the farm and household chores. Jody’s mom has since had a kidney transplant and is doing much better.
Jody can take her experiences and bring home the point that women are the backbone that keep the family together and keep the business working, while nurturing those in need around them. Women do not take the time they need for themselves; and Jody will share her ideas and thoughts about the Superman complex for women, as she has survived it herself.