Thanks to Judi Graff aka FarmnWife for hosting Flat Ryan at Graff Land & Livestock this week! Judi is really well known in social media circles as someone who triumphs farm blogging with her site FarmNWife.com and her Twitter handle FarmnWife. #FlatRyan found his way to our farm through our printer. (Very cheap way to … Continue reading Flat Ryan Visits Graff Land & Livestock
Minnesota farmer & blogger Carolyn Olson volunteered to get Flat Ryan out on their farm and it just so happened, that Ryan got to check out planting some cover crops! Carolyn and her husband, Jonathan raise organic crops and conventional pigs on their century farm. Carolyn is active in Farm Bureau, and is a member of … Continue reading Visit to an Organic Farm in Minnesota Teaches Flat Ryan a Few Things
Do you remember the 2011 advertisement released from Chipotle restaurants? The one with Willy Nelson singing about progress and science and where Chipotle urged us to go Back to the Start. I wrote a few comments about the controversial campaign on this blog. The company has had a building campaign based on concepts like Food with … Continue reading Chipotle takes on Big Food with animated Scarecrow
Tennessee dairy farmer Ryan Bright, who writes Silo Skies, took us up on the offer to host Flat Ryan on his farm! And Ryan Bright's secret agent cows from The Udder Side watched what he was up to and they prepared the following blog post on it. Thanks Ryan! And we hope all of you enjoy … Continue reading Antibiotics In Milk #FlatRyan
I really love my regional music and was blessed with 2 great years in Stillwater, Oklahoma - a mecca and birthplace for Red Dirt music - and another few years around nearby Amarillo. Most bands play in small venues, honky tonks, bars, rarely a full-sized stage, and there's truly an intimacy to the shows that you'll … Continue reading No Justice Band calls it quits
I came across this photo and had to laugh, pretty hard. Because it's the truth. I was in the middle of a conversation via twitter about GMO foods when this question came my way: "Do you think people complaining about #GMOs have a doublespeak, consuming unhealthily over-processed food?" My response? Yes, from my experience, I … Continue reading Organic Junk Food is still… junk food
Do consumers really want to see where food comes from? How is agriculture doing on transparency of the system and is this something consumers want to see? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on August 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. Do consumers really want to see where food … Continue reading Do consumers really want to see where food comes from?