Month: September 2012

Does feeding cattle corn harm them? | Ask a Farmer

What is a Factory Farm? Does feeding cattle corn harm them? Why are cattle finished in feedlots? These are a few of the questions I often receive when discussing the beef we eat and how cattle are raised. Do cattle eat grass or grain? Most all beef cattle are born and raised on pastures where […]

Cow giving birth to twins [Video]

Calving is my favorite event to occur in ranch life. No doubt about it. I’ve written about the good and bad during calving season. There’s nothing that compares for me. That probably has something to do with how I ended up going to college studying Reproduction Physiology. I found this video of a cow giving […]

Satisfy your “Taste Bros” with Fall Harvest

Alright, so I have to ask… How do you satisfy your taste bros? A Twitter connection down in College Station has me stuck on this latest Sonic commercial, and we’ve decided… “It’s like we’re not even taste buds. We’re taste bros. It’s like we all went through some real cool nature experience together, but things […]

Food and Farm: Facilitating Online Conversations [Audio]

A few weeks back I had the great opportunity to travel to Kentucky and visit a few friends. While there I met with a great friend and online mentor for many, Ray Bowman. Ray hosts a radio broadcast sponsored by Feedstuffs each Friday afternoon. Check out his page for more information on broadcasts. Ray and […]

Questions about food and farming abound | Ask A Farmer

  I’ve had some pretty interesting comments on my recent CNN Eatocracy article: Farmers aren’t evil. Now can we have a civil conversation? Here are a few worth sharing. HomeGrower: I made it easier for myself. I don’t have to hold a dialogue with a farmer. I grow my produce sans GMO’s and chemicals and […]

Can we find civil food conversations online? | CNN Eatocracy

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty frustrated hen trying to have a conversation, but can’t wade through all of the mud that is being slung in the process. This happens a lot when trying to talk food and farming online. These are emotional topics and each side of the table tries to […]

Smoky Mountain Sunrise

Not much to say on this Friday, other than enjoy your coffee! This sunrise always makes my coffee experience that much better. Have a great weekend! I’ll be tailgating for the Tennessee vs. Florida game. ESPN College Gameday will be broadcasting from our campus. I will be grilling Certified Angus Beef steaks for the Food […]

Thankful Thursday: Field Trip to the Sheep Barn

College kids take field trips too. Although this one was quite a short trip. I had the opportunity to play shuttle driver for the lab sections of the Introduction to Animal Science class. We went to the University farm just outside of town to learn about sheep farming. These students are mostly Freshmen, and many […]

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