Category: Social Media

How can you become a stronger agriculture leader? #AgLead

Over the course of the past two years, I have dedicated a great amount of time to organizing, procuring funding, recruiting participants for and (finally) executing a leadership program for young Montana ranchers. I can’t tell you how happy I was to kick of this Leadership Series in January and I owe a huge thank […]

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#AgChat on Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Livestock

Each week, on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, people from across the farming and ranching community gather for a Twitter chat to discuss what is going on in the world of agriculture. A new topic is the center of discussion each week and ranges from cropping systems to livestock news headlines. A moderator posts the […]

Social Media Key to be Included in Consumer Conversations About Food

This week I had the opportunity to catch up with Ron Hays of the Radio Oklahoma Network about our use of social media in reaching consumers and advocacy for agriculture. Below is an article and audio piece from my conversation with Ron. Be sure to hop on over to the Oklahoma Farm Report and checkout […]

Perspectives Divide and Offer Opportunity for Growth

Growing up in Arkansas, the cattle business was fairly lax when it came to politics, environmental concerns, and general camaraderie of the industry. Moving to Montana has given me a few new perspectives on things. Earlier this month, I traveled to San Antonio for work at the annual Cattle Industry Convention. This was their largest […]

8 Essential Do and Do Nots for Bloggers | Better Blogging

I’ve been in the blogging community since 2009. Having recently passed the 1,000 post milestone, there are a few lessons I’ve learned along the way. One of the most important is there’s no one correct way for everyone to blog. Each person has their own perspective and often we’ll find agriculture bloggers writing about similar […]

National Geographic Features Cattle Feedlots | Podcast

Meat is murder. Meat—especially beef—is cigarettes and a Hummer rolled into one. For the sake of the animals, our own health, and the health of the planet, we must eat less of it. Meat is delicious. Meat is nutritious. Global demand is soaring for good reason, and we must find a way to produce more […]

4 frustrating agriculture messages we need to fix

Lately I have been involved in (and observing) some frustrating conversations. We have so many systems at play in the world of agriculture right now, and people are fighting tooth and nail to gain an edge on the competition. Even if that means throwing our neighbor under the bus. It is incredibly difficult to be a […]

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