Join me in New Orleans to talk Agvocacy

Believe it or not, even though I grew up just one state over, I've never made a trip to New Orleans. Today, that changes as I'm traveling East and South to the 2016 AgVocacy Forum, hosted by Bayer. Formerly Ag Issues Forum, this meeting is focused to dive deep into the most critical challenges to food, … Continue reading Join me in New Orleans to talk Agvocacy

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How to handle conversations on controversial food issues

Whether it is a t shirt from an ag conference or a hat supporting a friend's ranch, wearing Agriculture-related clothing never ceases to strike up a good conversation. This week was no exception. There is a brewery in town that I love to frequent. They have good pizza, great burgers, and at least a dozen televisions from … Continue reading How to handle conversations on controversial food issues

Social Media Finds Home In College Classroom

Did you ever think the day would come when professors asked students to pull out their phones for a quick tweet in the middle of a lecture? Well it might not be too far from the truth. Texas Tech released this story earlier this month describing how some of their classrooms are embracing the social … Continue reading Social Media Finds Home In College Classroom

Visit from a Non-Farmer for a Day

How would I work differently if a non-farmer/rancher followed me around on the farm for a day? Well, my first impulse is to say I would not do anything differently, but every time someone visits the house I make sure the house is picked up, the dishes are done, and the dirty clothes are stashed … Continue reading Visit from a Non-Farmer for a Day

How Do Consumers View Cattle Production?

Yesterday Amanda Radke shared an interesting email from a reader of her Beef Daily column. It's a grossly disturbing viewpoint of cattle production, pulling scenes from many documentaries and films. I'll share the viewers message below. What would your response be to such statements? “Amanda, all animals processed conventionally are super-stressed out, terrified, and their … Continue reading How Do Consumers View Cattle Production?

Animal protection efforts have unintended results

On the heels of yesterday's post about the importance of advocating for agriculture within our communities, I find this post from a Tennessee newspaper that further supports the need for agvocacy in our own communities. Rather than summarize parts of the story, I've decided it's best you just read it yourself. Below is a portion; … Continue reading Animal protection efforts have unintended results

Advocating for the Beef Community (Part 2)

(Don't forget to read part 1 first and continue to part 3 in the series.) In case you missed out on Monday... I took a quick trip to Petit Jean Mountain last week to visit with other Arkansas Young Cattlemen about becoming better leaders in our community. Daren Williams from NCBA came down and shared a … Continue reading Advocating for the Beef Community (Part 2)