Month: July 2012

How does Agriculture respond to food issues

If you’ve been online in the last week, I’m sure you’ve seen the storylines about Chick-Fil-A’s stance on marriage issues. Many are calling for a boycott, while others are calling for a day of support, tomorrow August 1st. No matter where you stand, this issue doesn’t stand alone when it comes to controversy over our […]

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Agriculture has some work to do

Recently in my article on CNN’s Eatocracy, I noted the need for a more balanced education for customers, but this fully applies to the agriculture community as well. It’s a work in progress for myself, and I’ve been reaching out for more candid conversations with those outside of agriculture production for their thoughts. So here […]

How customers can help farmers with animal care

  Here’s my latest post on CNN Eatocracy. I’d like to give a big thank you to Kathy Swift, #agchat friend and veterinarian from Florida for helping me with this. Previously Eatocracy featured a post from HSUS food policy director telling consumers how they can improve the lives of farm animals. I felt it was […]

CNN covers impact of drought through farmers’ voices

  Agriculture has had it rough in the eyes of the media during the past few years. With groups like PeTA and HSUS drumming up emotional topics and images with poultry and pork farming, it has been tough for farmers to get a positive voice in the conversation. Earlier this year, ABC News really hashed […]

Youth Livestock Skills Competition

Earlier this week I told ya about all of the fun we had in the show ring at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo, but there was another competition at the event. Raising and showing livestock involves many more skills outside of the show ring. This includes subjects like health, nutrition, handling, and of course knowing […]

Cattle at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo

Last week was a busy one for the cattle show folks here in Tennessee. We were in Murfreesboro, TN all week for the first week of the 41st annual Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (web, Facebook). Week 1 is all about the cattle. Week 2 is all about the sheep. It was a busy week for those […]

AgriTalk Radio Interview – Conversations with a Balanced Education

Over the past few weeks I have really enjoyed the feed back from my articles on the CNN Eatocracy page. My first post introduced the topic of searching out food conversations between farmers and customers. Many great questions and points of concern were raised with this one. My second article explained how to find these […]

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