• 7 Ways for Farmers to Get Involved in Their Local Community

    I don’t think there are many occupations that are more busy than farming. On our farm, we have many days that start in the early morning and go to late at night. There is always something that needs tending to on the farm. But even though we are busy, it’s important for all of us… [Continue Reading]

    7 Ways for Farmers to Get Involved in Their Local Community
  • Reducing Food Waste – Talk About It. Be About It.

    Feeding a growing population has been on the minds of those of us growing food for decades. And as of late, it is something readily written about on our blogs and shared across our social media feeds. Every day we are conversing about today’s farmers and how we are able to do so much more… [Continue Reading]

    Reducing Food Waste – Talk About It. Be About It.
  • Why Do I AgVocate?- Hannah Neuenschwander

    What is your role in agriculture? In January 2015 I began my career in agriculture with Monsanto at a soybean production facility in northern Illinois. Our facility works closely with almost 200 farmers in the surrounding area who grow over 50k acres worth of seed-bean fields for us. These harvested soybeans are brought to our… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I AgVocate?- Hannah Neuenschwander
  • Transparency in AgVocacy

    “Eeuuu, Pee-U, What stinks?” When I hear that from our visitors I know their romanticized view of farming is heading for a change. “Why can’t the babies stay with their mothers? It seems so mean.” When I begin to share the benefits from feeding the calf with a measured amount, the safety from being stepped… [Continue Reading]

    Transparency in AgVocacy
  • Insta-Farm Accounts You Should Follow

    1. Alison is a wife, mother, ag teacher and shares beautiful photos of their cattle. Keeping a watchful eye on me! Can’t say as I blame them – I WAS sitting on the ground in THEIR pasture… A photo posted by Alison McGrew (@amcgrew8342) on Jun 24, 2016 at 9:14pm PDT 2. Brian is a… [Continue Reading]

    Insta-Farm Accounts You Should Follow

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Pinterest Part 2: Are you a lettuce farmer or an apple grower?

I recently began reading “The Impact Equation” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith and found it interesting that within the first page of the book, they refer to farming. They use the growth of a head of lettuce versus an apple tree as an example for social media. Its an accurate description of what we […]

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Why Do I AgVocate? – Cristen Clark

What is your role in agriculture? I was born and raised as the 6th generation on my family’s farm in central Iowa. Together my folks, sister and I raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle. I married a pig farmer and we own swine finisher barns and raise show pigs in Central Iowa with our two […]

How do people find you when they don't even know you exist? - Don Schindler - 30 Days of agvocacy and Social Media - Agchat.org

30 Days: How do people find you on the internet when they don’t even know you exist?

Of course, the answer is via Search Engines (which is really just Google) or via Social Media. When it comes to being found, you should think of Google as your home page – not your blog’s home page. Because if someone doesn’t know you they aren’t going to search for you – they are searching […]