As we continue to gear up for the triumphant return of our Signature Event on June 12, we’re excited to announce that Jeanna Beeman has joined our staff as volunteer coordinator.
Jeanna, who grew up in Wilson County and operates a family ranch just northwest of Hamilton with her husband and three children, enjoys getting her hands dirty and any opportunity that brings her closer to the land.
“I’m just a country girl,” said Jeanna. “I don’t mind getting dirty—I could spend all day outside. I do like to cook and keep a neat house inside, but I love the animals and taking care of God’s earth.”
While traditionally a cattle ranch, Jeanna and her husband recently added hair sheep to their herd for weed control, and are currently looking at adding more.
“We’re just getting started on that and still learning,” said Jeanna.
In addition to her work on the ranch, Jeanna is also active in 4-H, where her and her husband serve as leaders.
“I just try to be a good role model to the youth so they’ll come back to the community and give back,” said Jeanna.
Between her work on the ranch and in the community, Jeanna’s plate was already pretty full, but luckily for us the opportunity to help us fulfill our mission was just too good to pass up.
“When this opportunity came to be involved with Symphony in the Flint Hills, I jumped at it – I like to be around people and I love the Flint Hills, so it all went hand in hand,” said Jeanna.
Jeanna is currently in the process of going through volunteer applications and matching applicants with volunteer teams. Additional volunteers are still needed, so if you are interested, click here to fill out an application.