Tag: social media

Farmers and Ranchers Get Social at Agvocacy 2.0

The #AgChat Foundation is headed to Kansas City this summer for the 3rd Annual Agvocacy 2.0 training! I had the awesome opportunity to attend last year’s conference in Nashville. It was an awesome trip and my first to Tennessee. And now I live in Tennessee and am a student at the state’s flagship University! Coincidence? […]

Social Media Finds Home In College Classroom

Did you ever think the day would come when professors asked students to pull out their phones for a quick tweet in the middle of a lecture? Well it might not be too far from the truth. Texas Tech released this story earlier this month describing how some of their classrooms are embracing the social […]

Social Media: Awesome and Devastating

Mourning the loss of a man I never met. The news came in a text message from a friend and was soon confirmed through conversations online. Sounds far fetched, but in the time of Social Media we have the opportunity to connect with so many individuals we may have never known otherwise. Dr. Chris Raines, […]

Thankful for Agriculture – Thanksgiving 2011

I was in the milking parlor at 4 this morning, taking care of all the cows, cleaning udders, and attaching the milkers when the boss said I caught on to the milking routine quickly. My response? “Ok, I’ll slow down.” I have no problem starting my day at 3 a.m. but those early starts make […]

Better Blogging: PROactive not REactive

As a part of my recently started Better Blogging series I want to share tips, ideas, and things that have worked for me in blogging for agriculture, and get feedback from you on these ideas. There’s no particular order to these posts and last time I discussed how I come up with topics for my […]

Social Media Expands My Corner of the Agriculture World

AI, Breeders, Harvest, Crop. Farmers of every kind use these terms daily across the country, but to each the terms may have a different meaning. These are just a sample of the Agriculture lingo farmers and ranchers use daily, but in different regions, and different sectors of Agriculture, some terms may be a foreign concept. […]

A Steer, is a Bull, is a Cow: Cattle Production Gets Trichy

So I really wish I could embed this video, but ya’ll will have to take a gander on Today’s THV’s website. Can you point out the simple terminology mistake in this report that left me chuckling all afternoon? By the way, steers can’t breed cows. This month after the Arkansas State Vet issued an emergency regulation requiring […]

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