Destroying a Desert – Starting a Labor Day Road Trip

So… Agriculture is destroying the planet, as judged by people who are destroying a desert? Each year for my birthday, I try to do something for myself. In the midst of a busy summer and fall schedule, it's nice to take a little time to get away when I can. This year, work travel took … Continue reading Destroying a Desert – Starting a Labor Day Road Trip

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Podcast 007 – World Wildlife Fund on Sustainable Ranching

Image via World Wildlife Fund Happy Earth Day this week! I hope you celebrate by sharing more about the work our farmers and ranchers are doing to conserve our environment and be more sustainable in maintaining our open spaces. On Episode 7 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast I feature a conservation group you may have … Continue reading Podcast 007 – World Wildlife Fund on Sustainable Ranching

Agriculture Celebrates Trees on Earth Day 2016

On Friday, April 22, communities around the globe with be celebrating Earth Day 2016. Founded in 1970, this occasion raises awareness of environmental causes, such as conservation, stewardship and sustainability - three principles agriculture communities participate in on a regular basis. This year's Earth Day theme is "Trees For The Earth" and encourages people to plant trees … Continue reading Agriculture Celebrates Trees on Earth Day 2016

4 frustrating agriculture messages we need to fix

Lately I have been involved in (and observing) some frustrating conversations. We have so many systems at play in the world of agriculture right now, and people are fighting tooth and nail to gain an edge on the competition. Even if that means throwing our neighbor under the bus. It is incredibly difficult to be a … Continue reading 4 frustrating agriculture messages we need to fix

Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

Last week, you may have seen the news creeping across your social media feeds that Virgin mogul and billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, announced he had given up consuming beef in the name of a healthier lifestyle and planet. I say kudos to him! We should all be striving to do more to reduce our environmental impact, try … Continue reading Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

My Chat with Chipotle on Food With Integrity | Part 1

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is a food company who takes issue with, as they view it, the systemic problems in modern agriculture. They're not in it to berate the farmer or rancher, but rather to call attention to the national groups, organizations, and corporations who they believe control modern food production and do not represent … Continue reading My Chat with Chipotle on Food With Integrity | Part 1