Tag: Farmer

National Agriculture Day Through the Eyes of Farm Bloggers

Today is National Agriculture Day. the one day of the year when Congress encourages everyone to  stop and think about agriculture. We are thinking  about all the people involved in agriculture and all of the things they are accomplishing! Farmers who are producing food for their families and a few neighbors as well as the farmers […]

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Characteristics of a Farmer – The Farmer’s Creed

Earlier this month we reflected on Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer” from 1978. Those values and characteristics of a farmer hold true today, just as they did when they were first recited at the National FFA Convention. Folks can pick them apart and ridicule, saying the modern farmer has changed, but I believe […]

Winter Farm Chores: Not always time off for farmers

Winter does not necessarily mean time off for farmers and ranchers across the country. Although, I do take advantage of the longer hours of dark to catch up on some of my favorite reading. The hay may be in the barn and the crops may be out of the fields, but there are still plenty of chores […]

How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”? | CNN Eatocracy

This week has been an exciting one for those discussing food and farming. Sunday’s airing of RAM Truck’s Super Bowl ad featuring the American Farmer has had online communities buzzing about the images and characteristics that defined our farmers in 1978. Those characteristics and values still hold true today, despite what we commonly hear in mainstream […]

Dodge RAM pays Super Bowl tribute with “So God made a Farmer”

The Super Bowl is the most watched television event of the year. By some estimates, more than half of the country watches the game. Many are just as excited, if not more, to see the commercial break ads that air during the broadcast. This year, Dodge RAM used their ad space to declare 2013 the […]

I Occupy Our Food Supply Everyday [Reblog]

If you’re concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the farmers that grow these crops, this post from my friend, Brian Scott, is worth the read. Today WordPress’ Freshly Pressed blog featured this post where Brian discusses his use of GM crops and how he works with the technology and Monsanto. Brian even includes a […]

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 […]

Farmers quit hating on your neighbor!

Instilling fear in your customer at the expense of your neighbor is weak marketing, it’s wrong, and does no good for the community as a whole. It leads to the spread of misinformation, lies, and a general belief in this misinformation as fact by those who fail to do their research. Then, when concerned individuals […]

Satisfy your “Taste Bros” with Fall Harvest

Alright, so I have to ask… How do you satisfy your taste bros? A Twitter connection down in College Station has me stuck on this latest Sonic commercial, and we’ve decided… “It’s like we’re not even taste buds. We’re taste bros. It’s like we all went through some real cool nature experience together, but things […]

Questions about food and farming abound | Ask A Farmer

  I’ve had some pretty interesting comments on my recent CNN Eatocracy article: Farmers aren’t evil. Now can we have a civil conversation? Here are a few worth sharing. HomeGrower: I made it easier for myself. I don’t have to hold a dialogue with a farmer. I grow my produce sans GMO’s and chemicals and […]

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