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

Farmers have always been known for innovation on the farm.  I can remember as a kid watching the Prairie Farm Report on Sundays with my parents.  There has always been a proud heritage of trying to make sure that all machinery on the farm is somewhat “customized” to ensure the ultimate in usability.  From turning… Read More

Many of you have heard me talk about the weekly agriculture get together on Twitter called #Agchat.  This is where agriculturalists gather to discuss a weekly topic.  The session is usually hosted by Michele Payn-Knoper and provides a great outlet for people to debate, collaborate and possibly even solve some agriculture issues and topics. The… Read More

Nick Weber works at Monsanto in St. Louis and has become a great friend of mine on Twitter.  Every week Nick interviews a new person in agriculture on twitter to help communicate the message of agriculture.  He has interviewed people from the beef, crop and special crops sectors. I asked Nick in the following podcast… Read More

Troy Hadrick is a great model for agriculture producers.  Troy is not only a rancher in South Dakota but he also firmly understands the need for producers to tell the story of agriculture.  Agriculture has never received the attention it is getting now from the mainstream media.  Never before has agriculture had defend itself so… Read More

I love to personally hear what people see as the next things in agriculture.  A great time to do this is at the start of a new decade.  There were many changes in the last decade and the next will only bring more challenges and opportunistic changes to keep us all on our toes. I… Read More

This week is Thanksgiving in the United States which brings family together to share thanks for many of the things in our lives.  This year many of my friends on twitter engaged in “thank a farmer” to make sure that people in agriculture feel recognized and appreciated for the things they do.  Whether it is calving… Read More

At the Elanco Beef Consultants Forum this month I had the chance to interview Dr. Daryl Tatum, a meat scientist from Colorado State University.  We had a chance to chat about some of the issues with the gap between consumers and producers with meat quality and production.  Dr.Tatum addressees the issue of the industry achieving efficiencies and… Read More

There was a time when agriculture and food were sacred topics to the public. People were either on the farm or one generation removed which instilled a connection to the source of the food that we eat. In the past five years that has definitely changed as many food activists have begun attacking the large… Read More

The following article was originally written by Michele Payn Knoper on her blog Cause Matters. Michele is an accomplished professional speaker and writer. Harvest is rapidly approaching, a season filled with measurements of a farmer€™s success. Agriculture needs to look at yields in areas beyond the combines and choppers. One of those needing yield improvement… Read More