Remember when RAM Trucks paid tribute to farmers and ranchers with their 2013 campaign featuring Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer"? The video was a great success stirring conversation and emotion with impressive scenes from America's heartland. The video debuted during the Super Bowl and has since garnered 20+ million views online. Take a … Continue reading Land O’Lakes Pays Tribute With The Farmer by Amelia Barr
Brian Scott, Indiana Farmer, blogger at TheFarmersLife.com It's always a great day when farmers gather a great audience on social media when sharing their story. In recent weeks, Brian Scott has seen his audience grow multiple times over when he posted a video of his 6-year-old son operating the tractor during planting season. The video, … Continue reading Podcast 010 – Brian Scott on The Farmer’s Life and Videos
Thinking out loud here. Where's the disconnect when it comes to food? I've said it many times in the past few years that most Americans are disconnected from agriculture and that we farmers, ranchers and those of us involved in agriculture need to advocate, share our stories, and work to fix that disconnect. That people … Continue reading #FoodForThought Where’s The Disconnect?
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. I wrote an article that looked at several of these cold weather tasks that was published on CNN Eatocracy yesterday. It … Continue reading CNN Eatocracy: ‘Frostbite on their teats’ and other cold weather farming issues
Unless you were hiding under a rock last year (Welcome to 2014!), you probably noted that 'selfie' was one of the big words of 2013. Much thanks to social media platforms like SnapChat and Instagram, everyone is walking around taking photos of themselves doing the duck face and striking the sorority pose. The Selfie has … Continue reading 2013 Year of the Selfie – What about the #farmerselfie?
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.
"A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point." Leon Festinger I've had many great opportunities in the past few years to speak with farmers … Continue reading How to deal with negativity in food conversations
I think it goes without question if you've followed my material for very long, that I am passionate about advocating for the voice of farmers and encouraging others involved in agriculture to join the conversations. While speaking at various agriculture meetings or organization events, I sometimes get blank stares from those farmer and rancher types … Continue reading Why should farmers and ranchers advocate for agriculture? (Video)
On a weekly basis, I usually receive 8-10 questions via my Ask A Farmer contact form from folks who just want to know more about agriculture in general. I'm just one guy with an opinion who is willing to share my opinion. I try to incorporate links with perspectives from others as often as possible … Continue reading Common Misconceptions in Food and Agriculture
How long has it been since you visited a farm? Vote in the poll. In case you missed it, yesterday was National Agriculture Day. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy and hopefully encourage folks to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily. Even though farmers and ranchers may be … Continue reading CNN Eatocracy: Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer