Category: Guest Post

Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields? | Ask A Farmer

Today we have a guest post from Indiana farmer, blogger Brian Scott (Facebook, Twitter). Brian does a great job of explaining difficult questions about farming operations, how crops are grown, and the management decisions surrounding growing Genetically Modified crops. Brian blogs about growing corn, soybeans, and popcorn at TheFarmersLife.com. Today he addresses dying corn left […]

Antibiotics Use in Cattle Feedlots | Ask A Farmer

Last week, I brought forward some Food For Thought on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock. The concerns surrounding an increase in antibiotic resistance seem to raise a lot of emotion and controversy around our food supply, just as the use of other feed additives, chemicals, herbicides, and countless other technologies and applications of […]

Flat Ryan Visits Graff Land & Livestock

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 […]

Visit to an Organic Farm in Minnesota Teaches Flat Ryan a Few Things

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 […]

#FlatRyan Learns About Antibiotics In Milk

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 […]

A New Series — The AgProud Adventures of Flat Ryan!

There are times when several things swirl together and the ideas that come out can be fun to watch. And of course some of those ideas can be stinkers too…. But let’s hope this one is really good. So let’s get to it! The “Big Idea” We have created four different Flat Ryan paper dolls. […]

Guest Post: Update from the Oregon Grass Farmer

There is light at the end of tunnel for Grass Seed Harvest 2013 with about a week left of combining grass and two weeks for baling. I’ve mentioned previously that I live in the Grass Seed Capital of the World, growing about 70% of the world’s cool season grasses. My family farms annual ryegrass, fescue […]

Artificial Insemination Goals for Dairy Farmers | Biotechnology in Cattle

A few weeks ago, I started a series featuring biotechnology tools used in cattle herds across the country. David and Jennifer Heim are friends of mine and own a dairy farm in northeast Kansas. The Heims milk 85-100 Holstein cows and raise their heifer calves as replacements. They also raise corn, soybeans, hay, and other forages, mostly […]

Common Misconceptions in Food and Agriculture

On a weekly basis, I usually receive 8-10 questions via my Ask A Farmer contact form from folks who just want to know more about agriculture in general. I’m just one guy with an opinion who is willing to share my opinion. I try to incorporate links with perspectives from others as often as possible […]

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