Month: April 2013

Food Perspectives – Take some personal responsibility

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 […]

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Giveaway: No More Food Fights!

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 […]

How do ‘ag gag’ laws affect farm transparency?

Do you feel that the so-called “ag gag” bills are prohibitive? Will these laws hamper efforts to stop animal cruelty? Does thisĀ impedeĀ our efforts for transparency in the food systems? I will start this off with a disclaimer that I am not very familiar with the legislation being passed. I am not educated in legal issues, […]

Earth Day 2013 – An Opportunity for #FarmVoices

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 […]

Artificial Insemination | Biotechnology in Cattle

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working on several farms as breeding season for our cattle ramps up. As a part of my effort to share more information about biotechnology as it relates to cattle reproduction, this post will address the process we use when breeding cattle. Please leave any questions it may bring […]

Biotechnology and Cattle Reproduction | Ask a Farmer

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 […]

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