— Andrew Campbell (@FreshAirFarmer) January 2, 2015
Curious about what happens on a dairy and grain farm each and every day? Farmer from southwestern Ontario and monthly columnist here at Real Agriculture Andrew Campbell is planning to post a new photo of what happens on the farm each and every day for 2015 and tagging it with #farm365.
As if on cue, the first photo of the year features a newborn heifer that hit the straw at 1:40 am on January 1st.
— Andrew Campbell (@FreshAirFarmer) January 1, 2015
The project’s goal to shed more light on the daily happenings of a farm is designed, at least in part, to spur on conversations around food production.
While Campbell’s announcement of #farm365 has garnered plenty of positive press, following close behind the first few posts on Twitter was at least one vegan activists proclaiming that dairy cows face a “violent frightening death” and urging others to retweet the meme and denounce dairy farming.
When asked how he’ll handle the “trolls” who will undoubtedly attack how he farms, Campbell says, “I’m happy to engage those who have questions or really want to learn and know more about what I do, but I’ll take it on a case by case basis. It’s not about trying to change everyone’s minds.”
To follow along (or to add your two-cents on livestock production), you can follow Andrew Campbell on Twitter as @FreshAirFarmer or search the hashtag #farm365 (the same coordinates work for Instagram).
Related posts from Andrew Campbell:
- The sliding scale as animals as equals — which is a pet, livestock, or neither?
- Ag literacy starts in the classroom