agriculture advocacy communication

3 tips to improve your advocacy skills

Communication is hard, right? We've heard time and again over the past decade the need to "share your story" as it relates to advocacy and reaching consumers to answer questions about where our food comes from and how our food is grown. We try to make communication and advocacy complicated, but it can be broken … Continue reading 3 tips to improve your advocacy skills

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Educational Resources Sharing the Real Stories of Agriculture

As a society, we have an ever-increasing desire to learn more about where our food comes from. However, seeing as fear and emotion (looking at you Food Inc.) sell much easier than truth and science, we seem to have an uphill road to climb when trying to share educational material about food and agriculture. Every … Continue reading Educational Resources Sharing the Real Stories of Agriculture

Considerations for Worker Safety When Handling Livestock

Farming and ranching continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations with more than 28 deaths per 100,000 workers every year, not accounting for those under the age of 16. Most farm accidents occur with tractor work, but don’t discount the risk of working with unpredictable live animals. Two of the major contributing factors … Continue reading Considerations for Worker Safety When Handling Livestock

5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems

Pasture management and grazing systems vary greatly between regions of North America. No matter when the grazing season begins in your area, there are a few common components in preparing to measure and manage your forage and grazing systems. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” This advice once given to me by a Montana … Continue reading 5 Tips for Managing Forage, Grazing Systems

Podcast 020 – Introducing Over A Beer With Dairy Carrie

When good friends get together and sit down and catch up over a beer, you never know what will come of the conversation. This is especially true when Dairy Carrie is involved. On Episode 20 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast, we launch a new series, appropriately titled, Over a Beer. On a recent visit to … Continue reading Podcast 020 – Introducing Over A Beer With Dairy Carrie

Documentaries Changing Minds About Agriculture…

What fuels human existence? Agriculture. There are over 550 million farms in the world today growing our food, fiber and products that we need to survive as humans. The existence of 7 billion people, soon to be 9 billion, is almost entirely dependent on the sector of farms, farmers and agribusinesses that we call agriculture. … Continue reading Documentaries Changing Minds About Agriculture…

Agriculture Celebrates Trees on Earth Day 2016

On Friday, April 22, communities around the globe with be celebrating Earth Day 2016. Founded in 1970, this occasion raises awareness of environmental causes, such as conservation, stewardship and sustainability - three principles agriculture communities participate in on a regular basis. This year's Earth Day theme is "Trees For The Earth" and encourages people to plant trees … Continue reading Agriculture Celebrates Trees on Earth Day 2016