National Agriculture Day is a great opportunity to talk to a farmer. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy this week to encourage people to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily. One of the first steps in transparency for our agriculture systems is encouraging folks to become more aware … Continue reading Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a 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 … Continue reading National Agriculture Day Through the Eyes of Farm Bloggers
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 … Continue reading Characteristics of a Farmer – The Farmer’s Creed
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 … Continue reading Winter Farm Chores: Not always time off for farmers
How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?
Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer" was a big hit during the 2013 Super Bowl with a well-done Dodge RAM ad. Here's a look at how farming has changed since 1978. This was originally published on CNN Eatocracy on February 05, 2013. Click here to see all of my CNN articles. By the numbers, … Continue reading How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?
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 Year … Continue reading Dodge RAM pays Super Bowl tribute with “So God made a Farmer”
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 … Continue reading I Occupy Our Food Supply Everyday [Reblog]
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 … Continue reading My highlight of 2012: CNN Eatocracy
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 … Continue reading Farmers quit hating on your neighbor!
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 … Continue reading Satisfy your “Taste Bros” with Fall Harvest