Tag: farming

How Cattle Guards Work

Cattle guard. You know, those people who stand out in their field as hired guns, keeping watch over the herd. Right? There are plenty of jokes that can be made about the term, especially for those who are unfamiliar with agriculture, farming and ranching. But just because you may not know what it means, doesn’t […]

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Sharing your story of agriculture innovations

This post is sponsored by AGCO; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. As I’ve been traveling around the country much of this summer, I have encountered a slew people from many walks of life. We all come from different places and have different ways of doing things. And likely, just as many different […]

Chevy Silverado Ad Features Rural America (Video)

If you’ve tagged along on my social media feeds for very long, you’ll note that I’m a big fan of regional country music out of Oklahoma and Texas. After all, Stillwater, the home of my alma mater, is the origination of Red Dirt music. So a new ad from Chevy Silverado caught my ear with […]

Earth Day 2013 – An Opportunity for #FarmVoices

Food is important to everyone. No Farms. No Food. It is important that connection be made. Agriculture impacts everyone and has an important story to be told. If you’ve been a subscriber of this blog for very long, you know that I am a huge believer in this and I encourage everyone involved in the […]

The Agriculture Proud blog has been hijacked!

The AgChat Banditas have taken over this blog!  We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog for an important announcement! As an early Christmas present to our dear friend Ryan, a group of agriculture loving bloggers have banded together to bring you posts from all corners of the agriculture world. We know that we could never take the place of […]

Why do farmers grow tobacco? from David Hayden

On yesterday’s blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about the growing and harvesting process of tobacco. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. “No its ok, that barn isn’t on […]

A look at the Tennessee Tobacco fields

Have I mentioned that tobacco is a new crop to me since moving to Tennessee? Pretty sure I was one of the “new” folks wondering why that barn was smoking! Tobacco is still a big crop in Tennessee; both burley and dark fire are grown across North Central and Eastern parts of the state. This […]

Family and Farming will persist through the Arkansas drought

A special Thank You to @Urban Magazine from Fort Smith, Arkansas for featuring my story and insight on this year’s drought and its impact on the farming community. Be sure to check out the original story and leave a comment on the @Urban Magazine website. Ryan Goodman is tracking the extreme drought from his home […]

What will you do when HSUS shows up next door?

Thursday morning while checking my messages, a news release from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS, not to be confused with your local animal shelter) showed up in my Facebook timeline. Their latest move in an escapade to change the face of livestock farms includes Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The press […]

Road Trip Turns Into Agriculture Education

I’m not sure about you, but to me ‘normal’ Agriculture is what I grew up around. In Arkansas we have fishing and chickens. There’s rice fields and soybeans. We have timber harvest and small herds of cattle. That’s just what I’m familiar with. But after finishing high school I took the opportunity to explore other […]

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