By Rosie Templeton A lot of buzz is being created in the blogging world this week over a recent article published by CNN. In their “Eatocracy” section of their website, the article, “Does 4-H desensitize kids to killing?” has elicited over 1300 comments, from both sides of the argument. Read the article here. It’s… Read More

By Rosie Templeton As a rancher, farmer, agvocate, Cattlemen’s Young Leader, and all-around agriculture enthusiast, I’m always looking for opportunities to share my passion. About a month ago, one of those great opportunities found me. A National Cattlemen’s Beef Association representative had been present at our Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Forum in April to speak about… Read More

At first glance, Patrick Moore resembles more CEO than ecologist, but give him a topic like the opposition to genetically modified crops, and you get all the emotion you’d expect from someone who helped found Greenpeace. Moores involvement with Greenpeace started in the late 1960’s in opposition to nuclear testing and the arms race and… Read More

During February, Oprah Winfrey famously challenged her viewers to adopt a vegan diet (no animal products) for a week and took her cameras inside a Cargill meat processing facility. Cargill won kudos from around the industry for its transparency – and its ability to communicate a commitment to values shared by the livestock and meat… Read More

By Shaun Haney This week I was scouring the internet looking for stories and I stumbled across a report from SteinbachOnline about what we call people in agriculture.  At the Canadian Young Farmers Forum in Winnipeg earlier this month David Herle a pollster with the Gandalf Group told the group of young farmers that the… Read More

Its the Christmas season and there is no better way to bring in the holidays than with the AgChat community this coming tuesday.  Even better is the fact that I am moderating this weeks edition of #agchat / #foodchat.  We will be discussing Christmas baking. That’s right I said Christmas baking.  I encourage all of… Read More

This week I was reading themonthly edition of the Synthesis – Network E-Newsletter and I was intrigued.  Not only was it the first list for what will happen in 2011 in agriculture, but it also was quite good.  In the list Rob Hannam and his team covered sustainability, cattle markets and economic volatiliity.  This is… Read More

How many of you have been at an agricultural meeting and heard the phrase, “the industry needs to speak with one voice.” At first glance this would seem like a very plausible and likely strategy but lets really think about this and analyze it. Do you really think that the cattle lobby will ever really… Read More

I was somewhat surprised a month ago when I spoke about social media at the North American  Consulting School (NACS).  The room was full of agriculture consultants whom were all very passionate about the industry.  I was expecting a very like warm sort of response to my presentation with a maybe a few fellow self-described… Read More