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

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8 days in France – A new cultural, food, wine and travel experience

Last week, I had a great opportunity to make my first trip overseas and (with the exception of occasional wi-fi) unplug from the world of communication and social media. I took an entire week of vacation (completely new concept to me) for a trip to France to attend the 2014 Alltech Global Beef and Dairy … Continue reading 8 days in France – A new cultural, food, wine and travel experience

Flat Ryan checks out bacon & Tabasco Sauce

A New Series — The AgProud Adventures of Flat Ryan!

There are times when several things swirl together and the ideas that come out can be fun to watch. And of course some of those ideas can be stinkers too.... But let's hope this one is really good. So let's get to it! The "Big Idea" We have created four different Flat Ryan paper dolls. … Continue reading A New Series — The AgProud Adventures of Flat Ryan!

My favorite YouTube channels for ag, food, and farm

What are your favorite online channels for videos related to agriculture, food, and farm topics? I have my own subscription list on YouTube of my favorite video channels. It includes everything from my favorite music artists, some good devotional updates, and plenty of farmer bloggers. But I couldn't find another list to grow my collection. … Continue reading My favorite YouTube channels for ag, food, and farm

The Wide World of Oregon Agriculture.

Bandita Marie Bowers is a 5th generation grass seed farmer in Harrisburg, OR farming land that has been in her family for over a hundred years. Prior to returning to the family farm she graduated from Washington State University with degrees in Agriculture and Agriculture Economics and Management then spent 3 years in the Farm Credit System.  … Continue reading The Wide World of Oregon Agriculture.

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