About Brenda Black
Brenda Black is an inspirational speaker, author, columnist and publicist with more than 2,500 published works. She owns and operates “The Word’s Out.” Her news, feature, editorial and devotional articles consistently appear in regional magazines and newspapers and in Ag industry and Christian publications nation-wide. She is the author and editor of several books, including Were You Born in a Barn – 2nd Edition, released in 2015. Actively involved in agriculture as a beef cattle farmer with her husband Alan, Brenda also is an advocate for farming families statewide. She is a past president of the Missouri CattleWomen’s Association, and was doubly honored in 2013 as the “Missouri Cattle Woman of the Year” and the first Missouri State Fair’s “Woman in Ag of the Year.” Brenda recently fulfilled simultaneous roles on the national scene as the Region 3 Representative to the American National CattleWomen’s Communications Committee for five years and served six years on the national Cattlemen’s Beef Board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. In 2014, Brenda was selected as one of three women to represent the CBB at the USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum in Washington, DC. Her favorite focus, however, is working alongside her pastor husband, lovingly ministering to a rural congregation near Deepwater, Mo. They have two grown sons, Austin and Cooper, and one daughter-in-LOVE, Laura. Brenda volunteers as a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Ohio Christian Church worship team and is blessed to lift up the burdens of many through prayer and encourage others with genuine care.
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