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 … Continue reading Guest Post: Update from the Oregon Grass Farmer

Creating Community for Queer Farmers, One Social Media Post at a Time | Modern Farmer

The following was published on June 16, 2022, by Modern Farmer as part of coverage following the Pride in Agriculture series. Thank you Lindsay Campbell for taking time to learn more about how we’re creating community for LGBTQ+ people in agriculture and rural communities. Ryan Goodman understands the weight that words can carry. He’s seen … Continue reading Creating Community for Queer Farmers, One Social Media Post at a Time | Modern Farmer

1,000 Lessons Learned From My First 1,000 Blog Posts

Back in 2009, I started blogging before a move to Wyoming where’d I’d be working on a ranch, out of my natural environment, 24 hours away from home, and of course my family and friends wanted to see and hear about my adventures. Considering there wouldn’t be much phone service in the mountains, I figured … Continue reading 1,000 Lessons Learned From My First 1,000 Blog Posts

5 tips to be a more consistent blogger

Over the past six years, I’ve literally written and/or posted thousands of blog posts and articles on this blog, employers or friends’ sites and industry publications. At times, I have been sharing and curating 5+ articles every week for numerous months. This can be exhausting and, if not managed well, detract from quality work in … Continue reading 5 tips to be a more consistent blogger

Checking the Facts on Chris Leonard’s “The Meat Racket”

Earlier this month, the efforts continued to look at food and meat production with a nostalgic yearning for yesterday. This time it’s another book with a critical eye on the meat and poultry industries in the United States. I’ve shared information about these conversations in the past, including the “glass walls project” with a transparent … Continue reading Checking the Facts on Chris Leonard’s “The Meat Racket”

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 … Continue reading Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields? Ask a farmer

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 … Continue reading Antibiotics Use in Cattle Feedlots | Ask A Farmer

Is Antibiotic Resistance due to Livestock drug use?

One of the most frequent questions I receive relative to livestock production often includes some aspect of antibiotic use. This has been a hot-topic in the food and farm dialogues over the past few years and one that draws a lot of criticism from consumers concerned about antibiotic resistance. Are farmers and ranchers going to … Continue reading Is Antibiotic Resistance due to Livestock drug use?