Month: August 2012

Better Blogging | Tips for Agriculture Advocacy [Video]

After attending the AgChat Foundation conference last week, I’m really pumped and have some great ideas for building my conversations with those who want to know more about their food sources. I look forward to learning more about what others want to know about food production, how cattle are raised, and how I can help […]

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Isaac brings rain, worries and relief for Arkansas drought

Hurricane Isaac’s approach to Arkansas and the Midwestern states couldn’t be more of a blessing. These areas are in great need of significant rainfall.┬áMy thoughts go out to those affected by the significant flooding and wind damage on the coasts of Mississippi and Louisiana. Even though some forecasts are calling for up to 8 inches […]

AgChat attendees swap agriculture items from across states

I spent most of last week in Kansas City with more than 100 farmers and agriculture professionals, learning to better utilize social media when sharing our stories. We had a great week catching up with everyone, many were first time contacts IRL (in real life). It’s a pretty neat experience to network with someone via […]

Beginner Blogging at AgChat Conference

Today I’m presenting a workshop at the 2012 AgChat Agvocacy 2.0 conference hosted by the AgChat Foundation in Kansas City, MO. There’s a host of great sessions this week helping farmers and ranchers learn to better use online tools for agriculture advocacy. If you want to follow along, be sure to watch the #ACFC12 stream […]

Road Trip to Kansas City: Missouri Agriculture Facts

About the time this blog posts, I’ll be at the airport in Nashville, waiting on a Southwest Airlines flight to Kansas City, Missouri for the 2012 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference presented by the AgChat Foundation. This is a great meeting held to train farmers, ranchers, and others how to better utilize Social Media and online tools […]

Top 10 reasons for reproductive failure in cows and bulls

Let’s face it… Farming is a business. To operate, a business must turn some kind of a profit. In the cattle business, reproduction is one of the most important economic traits. More important than growth, production, or carcass performance. If a cow fails to have a calf on the ground every year, something is missing. […]

Photo Friday: Green grass and happy cows

It’s taken all summer, but we finally have some mud in the pasture. The grass is bright green, and the cows are happy. It doesn’t take long to remember the drought that encompasses so much of the country though. I’m in Arkansas today and seeing first-hand the worst of the drought in the cattle pasture. […]

Effects of 2012 drought on corn after the rain

Can you believe we’re already on the second week of August? Classes for kids here in Tennessee have already begun and my University classes start in a few short weeks. But for now, I’m actually headed home to Arkansas for a few days. I’ll get a hands-on look at some of the worst drought seen […]

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