Chipotle Mexican Grill is at it again with its "Food With Integrity" campaigns. This time, they've spent $1 million on a four-part series of 30-second videos on Hulu titled "Farmed and Dangerous". This is a good opportunity the agriculture community needs to take advantage of. Be there to share your experiences and talk about the … Continue reading My Challenge to Chipotle’s Food With Integrity
Frostbite on their teats and other cold weather farming issues
Despite all the cold during the past few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the country have been out and about, taking care of their livestock, and getting things done on the farm and ranch despite cold weather farming issues. Let me know if you've seen other ag blog posts talking about working in the bitterly … Continue reading Frostbite on their teats and other cold weather farming issues
Do consumers really want to see where food comes from?
Do consumers really want to see where food comes from? How is agriculture doing on transparency of the system and is this something consumers want to see? This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on August 19, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. Do consumers really want to see where food … Continue reading Do consumers really want to see where food comes from?
Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer
National Agriculture Day is a great opportunity to talk to a farmer. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy this week to encourage people to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily. One of the first steps in transparency for our agriculture systems is encouraging folks to become more aware … Continue reading Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer
When the fields are frozen, there’s still plenty of farm work in winter
What do farmers do during the winter months when fields are frozen? They're not sitting at home. There's still farm work in winter months, too! This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 11, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. When the fields are frozen, there's still plenty of farm … Continue reading When the fields are frozen, there’s still plenty of farm work in winter
How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?
Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer" was a big hit during the 2013 Super Bowl with a well-done Dodge RAM ad. Here's a look at how farming has changed since 1978. This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 05, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. By the numbers, … Continue reading How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?
My highlight of 2012: CNN Eatocracy
The comment that started it all: I'm from a family farm with cattle, horses, and on occasion a few pigs, chickens for our own freezer. I've also worked in large cattle feedlots in different parts of the country. Farmers (both large and small) I've worked with all care about providing a quality life for their … Continue reading My highlight of 2012: CNN Eatocracy
It’s Time for the Choir to Sing
Aimee Whetstine blogs at everyday epistle. She wrote her first food and farm post Milk Wars in 2011. Her work has been featured on BlogHer. This is her first appearance as a Bandita. There's nothing quite like preaching to the choir. It feels so good, so validating, to write something and have like-minded people stand up and cheer. The rest … Continue reading It’s Time for the Choir to Sing
What should a local farm (and farmer) look like?
What do you consider to be a requirement of a "local" farmer? Let's have a discussion on a local farm and food from the perspective of a farmer who most people do not consider as "local." This article was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on December 06, 2012. Click here to see all of my … Continue reading What should a local farm (and farmer) look like?
Finding Online Mentors | Better Blogging
Do you ever have that moment where you just really need to stand on a soapbox and set the world to rights? In the age of blogging, I see those posts all too often and I have been known to post a few right here. They may end up as an emotional piece, fairly lengthy, … Continue reading Finding Online Mentors | Better Blogging