November 1 marks the celebration of World Vegan Day and the wrap-up of Vegan Awareness Month (October). This is just one of many national day celebrations throughout the year to promote a chosen diet or lifestyle when vegan myths are shared online. As someone who eats a plant-based diet, I always find these types of … Continue reading Addressing Vegan Myths with Advocacy
November is a month of gratitude and giving thanks. As you look for advocacy themes and agriculture blog topics for the month, consider these resources for online content and conversation starters. Below you'll find themes that are celebrated throughout the month of November and on specific weeks. While not all themes are specific to food … Continue reading November Advocacy and Agriculture Blog Topics
October is a month to celebrate all things Fall as we settle into bright colors on the trees and crisp, morning temperatures. As you look for advocacy themes and agriculture blog topics for the month, consider these resources for online content and conversation starters. Below you'll find themes that are celebrated throughout the month and … Continue reading October Advocacy and Agriculture Blog Topics
Over the past several years, plant-based proteins have captured the headlines when it comes to comparisons to our traditional proteins from animals and for potential competition in the meat case. Farmers, ranchers, and members of the agriculture community have railed against them and I've received threatening messages saying I need to be harsher on criticizing … Continue reading Research Applies to Advocacy on Plant-Based Proteins vs Beef
Have you ever set out to do something that completely intimidated you, but you did it anyway? How did you feel as you crossed the finish line and finally accomplished that Big Hairy Audacious Goal? When I ran the 2021 Badger Trail 100, it was definitely an amazing feeling to cross that finish line. But … Continue reading Badger Trail 100 Miler
"A culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a goal to be met by just words on paper, but it's the actions that we take. When we're talking about the culture of an organization, how do employees interact? How do leaders set the tone for the conversations that are taking place?" Those are words … Continue reading Culture and Inclusion are not just words on paper
I’ve been struggling for a perfect way to sum up the feelings following my first 100-mile run, but I guess the best way to say it is… I did it! On July 31, continuing to the morning of August 1, I completed 101 miles at the Badger Trail 100 in Belleville, Wisconsin. The run was … Continue reading Gearing Up For My First 100-mile Run at Badger Trail 100
Take a few moments and consider the people who are in your community. Who do you trust for advice when you have questions? What factors into who you consider a credible source of information? Who are the trusted voices other people turn to? Chances are, in rural America at least, many of those trusted voices … Continue reading Farmers as Trusted Voices on Vaccines?
Raising cattle is one of the best jobs in the world. Every day is different and when working with livestock, you have no clue what's waiting for you around the next fence post. Whether I'm traveling across the country or interacting with people online to share my agriculture story, I receive a ton of questions. … Continue reading How many calves can a beef cow have?
Growing up on a diversified cattle ranch, I had the great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the cattle business from an early age. I had a deep dive into a large-scale cow-calf and stocker business; our family vacations were traveling to Amarillo, Texas to see our cattle in the feedlots. Despite having such an … Continue reading Agriculture Internships – tips to maximize the opportunities