Month: May 2014

Chipotle Continues Negativity, Makes Dialogue Difficult | Part 2

As I mentioned in the previous post (See Part 1 here), I’ve spent the past few weeks chatting with marketing managers from Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) about their Food With Integrity (FWI) campaign. It’s a topic that began a few years back and includes several high-profile ad campaigns – Back to the Start, Scarecrow, and […]

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My Chat with Chipotle on Food With Integrity | Part 1

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is a food company who takes issue with, as they view it, the systemic problems in modern agriculture. They’re not in it to berate the farmer or rancher, but rather to call attention to the national groups, organizations, and corporations who they believe control modern food production and do not represent […]

Intensification. Innovation. Integration. Discussions on Wellness and Food Security at Milken Institute

What happens when you take a guy out of Montana and turn him loose in the streets of Beverly Hills? A great learning experience… A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. Read more about my initial response in […]

Milken Global Conference | Not my Normal Experience (Part 1)

In recent years I’ve had the opportunity to attend several great conferences within the agriculture community. These travels have taken me from coast to coast and I have met many great farmers and ranchers across the country. Attending conferences is usually a highlight of seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and being exposed to new […]

Montana Irrigation Season Starts with Wet Boots and Green Alfalfa

We’ve kicked off May with a grand start here in the Helena Valley. And by grand start, I mean wet boots, soaked clothes, and the sore muscles that come with moving irrigation pipe and cleaning out ditches. I don’t live on many acres, but we still grow some alfalfa for horse hay on the place, and […]

Questions about Genetic Modification | Student Brings Attention to GMO in C-SPAN Documentary

C-SPAN holds an annual competition among high school students for the production of documentaries that address critical issues they believe need to be addressed by Congress. The 2014 competition highlighted a number of important topics with the most popular subjects being the Economy (16%), Gun Legislation (14%) and Education (13%). However, the winner of the High […]

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