Author: Jeff Fowle

Conversations Are Beneficial

Following my post titled Size Is Relative, a respected follower of mine, Joya Parsons (@Kubileya), sent me the following tweet. In it she makes some very poignant statements that everyone in agriculture, no matter the size, commodity or production practice, should take to heart. She begins: @JeffFowle No one is throwing stones, but the instant backlash […]

If you….#agnerd

First, some of you may be wondering; what is this #agnerd hashtag and where did it come from? Definition Agnerd (ag-nurd) noun.  Slang.  1. A person pursuing knowledge in technology, science and/or obscure facts who also has an interest in or actively participates in the agriculture community.  2. A mythical creature thought to only exist on […]

Size Is Relative

Big is bad, small is good, organic is healthy, conventional kills you, grass-fed is better for you, grain-fed is wasteful, families are good, and corporations are evil….. The pontificating purveyors of perpetual rhetoric have been rather vocal lately.  Once again, discussion is swarming around the issue of the size of farms and ranches; the proverbial “good vs. evil.”  To most […]