Today's Bandita is Kelly Rivard. Kelly is a country girl living in downtown Kansas City, where she works a day job in agricultural communications. When she isn’t at the office, she’s visiting farms and ranches, learning how to cook healthy for one, or trying to play the ukulele. Her adventures in agriculture and urban living can … Continue reading The United States of Agriculture.
What's it like to be on the same land your family has farmed on since the 1800s? Trent Bown knows and it's something to make him Agriculture Proud. I'm excited to have this Utah family dairy farmer featured on my month-long series about the diversity of Agriculture. He does a great job showing how a … Continue reading AgProud: Family Dairy Farming
Today my month-long series takes us to Philadelphia, Tennessee, visiting with 5th generation dairy farmer Ryan Bright. We're celebrating the diversity of Agriculture by visiting with farmers, ranchers, and consumers from across the country and asking why they're proud to be a part of Agriculture. Why are YOU Agriculture Proud? I was at the grocery … Continue reading AgProud: Tennessee Dairy Farmer Ryan Bright
...Or "Milk Transfer Engineer" as I have been told. I'm not necessarily milking cows all the time, but today I do begin working with the dairy here at the research station. I'm actually pretty excited to gain some experience on the "other side" of cattle production. I'll be doing some work with calving, reproduction, and … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Teat Puller
@FarmerBright, as he is known on twitter do a great job with this video, putting a unique perspective on the daily chores on a dairy farm. As a part of my Day in Farm Life Series, Ryan Bright, 5th generation Tennessee dairy farmer, takes us along for the morning chores, feeding bottle calves, feeding and … Continue reading Day in Farm Life: Tennessee Dairy
To change things up a little bit, today I host a guest post from a graduate student, dairy farm kid, and agriculture advocate from Minnesota. Farming and ranching in general, require much patience, passion, and hard work. Once ya grow up on a farm, it's impossible to leave those experiences behind. Even though so many … Continue reading Dairy Farming Requires Passion
At dinner today I poured a glass of milk, and I got thinking... Do more people like their milk in a glass or plastic cup? Ice or no ice? Remember to Thank a Dairy Farmer for your milk, cheese, and more. How many dairy products can you list? Dairy Facts: Wisconsin's Dairy industry contributes $26.5 … Continue reading Poll: Glass or Plastic