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
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
Nicole Small is a mom to 2 boys and along with her husband, runs their beef, wheat, corn and soybean farm in Southeast Kansas. On her blog she shares a mixture of family life on the farm, delicious and easy recipes and snapshots from her corner of agriculture. Visit her blog or find her on … Continue reading Have questions? Visit the fair.
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!
This week a milestone was reached on my Facebook page - 6,000 'Likes' and counting. For those of you not invested in social media, you may laugh at the celebration of such an event, but I consider it a worthy accomplishment. In fact, each new conversation brought about by each new connection should be considered … Continue reading Giveaway: No More Food Fights!
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
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.
Did you think the Banditas were gone? Hardly! We will be popping in here and there to keep you all entertained so be sure to be on the lookout for us! Bandita Jennifer Elwell lives near Louisville, Kentucky and is the mom of two. She enjoys her horses, finding creative ways to encourage her kids … Continue reading Cheerleading for Team Agriculture!
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
Hello November: the month of Thanks! Because sometimes you need some cattle in your day...