I walk into a local burger joint, place my order, and wait on my food. My plate is served and in front of me is a burger. I see a patty of ground beef, two slices of bacon, swiss cheese, pickles, lettuce, grilled onions, and mushrooms with a side of broccoli and cheese. Not everyone's … Continue reading Food Perspectives – Take some personal responsibility
It's Take Your Child to Work Day! Not everyone has the opportunity to take their kids to work on a daily basis. As a kid who worked daily with both parents, I didn't realize that for a long time. My dad managed a ranch with over 1,200 mother cows, and we usually had over 2,000 … Continue reading Take your Child to Work Day – Every day in ranch life
This week a milestone was reached on my Facebook page - 6,000 'Likes' and counting. For those of you not invested in social media, you may laugh at the celebration of such an event, but I consider it a worthy accomplishment. In fact, each new conversation brought about by each new connection should be considered … Continue reading Giveaway: No More Food Fights!
One of the highlight posts for 2013 has been my thoughts on Dodge Rams' Super Bowl ad featuring "So God Made a Farmer" and Dodge Ram's campaign for Year of the Farmer, so I figured ya'll might appreciate this quick update. What better to catch my attention than pickup trucks, farmers, and bacon? Thank goodness … Continue reading Ram pickup trucks and Bacon
Do you feel that the so-called ag-gag bills are prohibitive? Will these laws hamper efforts to stop animal cruelty? Does this impede our efforts for transparency in the food systems? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on April 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. I will start this off with a … Continue reading How do ag-gag bills affect farm transparency?
Food is important to everyone. No Farms. No Food. It is important that connection be made. Agriculture impacts everyone and has an important story to be told. If you've been a subscriber of this blog for very long, you know that I am a huge believer in this and I encourage everyone involved in the … Continue reading Earth Day 2013 – An Opportunity for #FarmVoices
As a part of my effort to share more information about biotechnology as it relates to cattle reproduction, this post will address the artificial insemination process we use when breeding cattle. Please leave any questions it may bring to mind in the comments section below or submit a direct message via the contact form on … Continue reading Artificial Insemination and Biotechnology in Cattle
Most folks get to share "Peanut" photos of their kids, so I figure it's only fair I get to share one from our cows During the month of April, my schedule is jam packed and I'm finding myself on the road nearly every day. It's breeding season for our cattle in Tennessee and it's the … Continue reading Biotechnology and Cattle Reproduction | Ask a Farmer
If you'll recall, last year I began affectionately referring to my stack of work related to graduate school as #ThePile. It is a never-ending list of things to do, papers to digest, and imitating statistics to encounter. I don't have the time I would like to share my thoughts on everything, but I have been … Continue reading Ruminations from behind #ThePile