Tag: Advocacy

Lay Down the Pitch Forks | 6 Steps to Conflict Resolution

Social media and online conversations have brought about an entirely new world for companies and marketers to manage. Add in the fact that pretty much anyone is now allowed to join the conversation and I think we definitely have a tough situation on our hands when a crisis comes around. This month’s situation involving Muck […]

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Why should farmers and ranchers invest time in advocacy?

Last week, I posted an article from Forbes that is very accusatory of modern global agriculture. It’s like a laundry list of activist claims used demonize modern agriculture practices. We could spend time angrily responding to articles like this, but defensively reacting to accusations like this aren’t getting us very far. Hence my emphasis on […]

Like a solid barn, One board at a time

I have to share something with you that stuck a darn grin to my face today. A piece brought up from the archives and some very gracious comments from the editor of a magazine I really enjoy reading. Following a story about my recent Communicator of the Year award, Tim O’Byrne, Working Ranch Magazine, re-published […]

Engaging in Food Conversations – 6 principles to aid in the learning process

I was sitting in class before church services this past Sunday and the question came up, “What is a Disciple?” It’s someone who engages in learning more in-depth about a subject, a follower of certain teachings, or an apprentice of a trade. I think many of us are disciples in a sense, choosing to constantly […]

Why should farmers and ranchers advocate for agriculture? (Video)

I think it goes without question if you’ve followed my material for very long, that I am passionate about advocating for the voice of farmers and encouraging others involved in agriculture to join the conversations. While speaking at various agriculture meetings or organization events, I sometimes get blank stares from those farmer and rancher types […]

Better Blogging | Tips for Agriculture Advocacy [Video]

After attending the AgChat Foundation conference last week, I’m really pumped and have some great ideas for building my conversations with those who want to know more about their food sources. I look forward to learning more about what others want to know about food production, how cattle are raised, and how I can help […]

Agendas And Social Media: War Path or Passion

Last week I attended the AgChat conference in Nashville. The opportunity to spend 3 days putting a face with the twitter handles and avatars I have been talking to for the last year, was a pretty awesome experience. All of the online friends I talk to everyday are now real life friends. It was a […]

Agriculture Advocacy in Estancia New Mexico

This week I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Estancia, New Mexico to share my love for Agriculture with more than 600 students and parents. I love traveling West to see the wide open ranch country, changing terrain, and discovering new places, and what better opportunity than a chance to inspire others to learn […]

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