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My Challenge to Chipotle | CNN Eatocracy

Chipotle Mexican Grill is at it again with their “Food With Integrity” campaigns. This time, they’ve spent $1 million on a four-part series of :30 videos on Hulu titled “Farmed and Dangerous”. This is a good opportunity the agriculture community needs to take advantage of. Be there to share your experiences and talk about the […]

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CNN Eatocracy: ‘Frostbite on their teats’ and other cold weather farming issues

Despite all the cold during the past few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the country have been out and about, taking care of their livestock, and getting things done on the farm and ranch. I wrote an article that looked at several of these cold weather tasks that was published on CNN Eatocracy yesterday. It […]

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CNN Eatocracy: Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer

How long has it been since you visited a farm? Vote in the poll. In case you missed it, yesterday was National Agriculture Day. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy and hopefully encourage folks to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily. Even though farmers and ranchers may be […]

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CNN Eatocracy: How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?

This week has been an exciting one for those discussing food and farming. Sunday’s airing of RAM Truck’s Super Bowl ad featuring the American Farmer has had online communities buzzing about the images and characteristics that defined our farmers in 1978. Those characteristics and values still hold true today, despite what we commonly hear in mainstream […]

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My highlight of 2012: CNN Eatocracy

The comment that started it all: I’m from a family farm with cattle, horses, and on occasion a few pigs, chickens for our own freezer. I’ve also worked in large cattle feedlots in different parts of the country. Farmers (both large and small) I’ve worked with all care about providing a quality life for their […]

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CNN Eatocracy: What should a ‘local’ farm (and farmer) look like?

I have another article on CNN’s food blog, Eatocracy, this week! This time I’m bringing up the discussion of local food from the perspective of a farmer who most do not consider as ‘local’.  Be sure to read the entire article and join the discussion on CNN’s page. The term “local” is used frequently in […]

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CNN Eatocracy: Can we find civil food conversations online?

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 […]

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CNN covers impact of drought through farmers’ voices

  Agriculture has had it rough in the eyes of the media during the past few years. With groups like PeTA and HSUS drumming up emotional topics and images with poultry and pork farming, it has been tough for farmers to get a positive voice in the conversation. Earlier this year, ABC News really hashed […]

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CNN Eatocracy – What a farmer wants you to know

This week I was blessed with an opportunity to write a story for CNN’s Eatocracy page – full of food stories from one wing to the other. I sincerely want to thank Kat for inviting my point of view and allowing me to share what needed to be said. There are many customers in America […]

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Audio: Program Helps Beef Producers With Advocacy Skills

Each year, I’m on the road doing more than 70 presentations and workshops with beef farmers and ranchers across the community. I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me to work with people doing what I love and helping these awesome people be more confident and comfortable sharing their stories. While in Oklahoma […]

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