was born on June 1, 1994 and is from the small town of Wilmington, Ohio
where she lives with her parents, Doug and Debbie Pierson on their 40-acre
farm. Jensen has always loved all kinds of animals. Her passion for
farming and livestock originated from her childhood reading of Little House
on the Prairie in 1st grade.
she was old enough her mother enrolled her in 4H and signed her up for
cooking and sewing projects. The next year, 2006, Jensen wanted to do an
animal project. It turned out that her best friend had chickens, and was
taking them as a 4H project, so Jensen convinced her parents to let her go
to TSC and pick out 12 chicks. In Jensenís 2nd year taking a fancy chicken
project she won reserve grand champion female at the fair with an
ďAmeraucanaĒ (Easter egger) hen. Realizing what she had was not a real
Ameraucana she decided to order real Ameraucana chicks from a breeder in
chicken bug soon turned into a poultry bug. With this new love she took market
chickens, turkeys, ducks, and even pheasants to the county fair. Jensen
went on to competing at the state level with her exhibition birds and
market chickens. In addition she also discovered the open poultry shows in
2008 and started to compete there in both the open and Jr. divisions.
In 2009 she went to the Ohio National with a buff Ameraucana hen and
discovered the Ameraucana Breeders Club.
then Jensen has pursued college at Wilmington, graduating May of 2017 with
an Animal Science Major. Jensen continues to raise Ameraucanas originating
from the chicks she bought from Michigan as well as Dorking chickens she
obtained from the same friend who had chickens as a 4H project in 2006.
Jensen now has a business on her farm selling pastured poultry products in
meat and eggs. Jensenís other passions include horses and art. She serves
on her county 4H poultry committee and is an advisor for a 4H club.
Pierson <kaljenfarm [at] gmail.com>