teaching conversation skills

Conversation Skills Everyone Could Use

As I was going through some notes this week, I found one of my favorite TED Talk videos. Conversation skills are so important, yet so many people lack at least some of these today. Granted, I'll count myself in that crowd. Learning is a life-long process and new knowledge is something we should always pursue. … Continue reading Conversation Skills Everyone Could Use

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Why Are You Agriculture Proud? – National Agriculture Day 2017

Hard to believe, but the calendar rolls around on another anniversary for the Agriculture Proud blog! It all started on National Agriculture Day in 2010 and the site continues to grow with even larger audiences on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. If you'd like to learn where it all began, visit this archived post. To … Continue reading Why Are You Agriculture Proud? – National Agriculture Day 2017

Land O’Lakes Pays Tribute With The Farmer by Amelia Barr

Remember when RAM Trucks paid tribute to farmers and ranchers with their 2013 campaign featuring Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer"? The video was a great success stirring conversation and emotion with impressive scenes from America's heartland. The video debuted during the Super Bowl and has since garnered 20+ million views online. Take a … Continue reading Land O’Lakes Pays Tribute With The Farmer by Amelia Barr

Ranchers Share Antibiotics Use Following Subway Announcement

If there's anything positive to note following Subway's announcement of a new antibiotic-free meat policy, it's a new wave of farmers publicly sharing more about how they use antibiotics on farms and ranches across the country. While many consumers may be concerned about the use of sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock, such as feeding … Continue reading Ranchers Share Antibiotics Use Following Subway Announcement

Ask A Farmer: Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields?

Ask A Farmer: Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields?

Today we have a guest post from Indiana farmer, blogger Brian Scott (Facebook, Twitter). Brian does a great job of explaining difficult questions about farming operations, how crops are grown, and the management decisions surrounding growing Genetically Modified crops. Brian blogs about growing corn, soybeans, and popcorn at TheFarmersLife.com. Today he addresses dying corn left … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields?

Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin

Over the past several years, I have been engaged in several conversations about transparency, animal welfare, and requests for more information about how livestock make it to our plates. Recently, American Meat Institute has teamed up with Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-know animal scientist who focuses on improving animal welfare practices, especially during slaughter. The … Continue reading Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin

Chipotle takes on Big Food with animated Scarecrow

Do you remember the 2011 advertisement released from Chipotle restaurants? The one with Willy Nelson singing about progress and science and where Chipotle urged us to go Back to the Start. I wrote a few comments about the controversial campaign on this blog. The company has had a building campaign based on concepts like Food with … Continue reading Chipotle takes on Big Food with animated Scarecrow