When Agvocating doesn’t help

You can try your hardest to point the facts and information out to someone in a conversation. However if while you're trying to calmly relate to them, and they are acting like a toddler that's two hours past due for a nap and incapable of listening, how much do you think this idea will work? … Continue reading When Agvocating doesn’t help

Easy switch to lower potential feed costs and increase alfalfa efficiency

We almost all use alfalfa in one form or another on our farms, and we all want the best quality we can get to feed our animals. How does the way alfalfa is harvested affect this? According to a research study conducted by the University of Minnesota, hay raking has a direct correlation to the … Continue reading Easy switch to lower potential feed costs and increase alfalfa efficiency

How fake news in the media impacts agriculture

According to Delta Farm Press, most citizens today are three generations removed from the farm. One result of this, is that fake news and misinformation will be taken as the truth and can harm the agriculture industry. One company that exemplifies these tactics is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Through undercover videos taken … Continue reading How fake news in the media impacts agriculture

Why humanitarians should support GMO’s

Webster's Dictionary defines the word humanitarian as "A person promoting human welfare and social reform; A philanthropist". Many associate this title with people who work in third world countries, for disaster relief, and people who work to help others. Look at the situation still going on in the south with hurricanes having gone through wrecking havoc. By bringing truckloads … Continue reading Why humanitarians should support GMO’s

Disconnect between agriculture producers and the public furthered by social media

Social media is one of those trends that is here to stay. Full careers are being developed, and positions being started at companies just for social media managers. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course Snapchat. It is difficult to find anyone in the collegiate age group who doesn’t have at least one of these … Continue reading Disconnect between agriculture producers and the public furthered by social media

Where PETA got it wrong with the hunting community

In the latest installment of what PETA has gotten wrong, they recently started a new animal rights campaign entitled “Shoot selfies not animals”. Some of their social media propaganda include a Facebook profile photo frame with a cartoon deer head, and their slogan title. Hunters have responded to this by using this frame to show … Continue reading Where PETA got it wrong with the hunting community

Interview with an Extension Specialist

I am very excited to have gotten the opportunity to interview and have a conversation with Kelli Armbruster. While Kelli’s title is “Information Specialist”, she holds responsibility over the Extension Service’s branding and advertising, as well as their state social media accounts. I had previously heard presentations from Kelli regarding her livestock sales and advertising … Continue reading Interview with an Extension Specialist