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Are You Looking for Alabama Food Choices?

Comment sections and social media outlets are full of those wanting food options. Many folks live in an apartment and don’t have room for gardens or raising it themselves. The outlay of equipment can get expensive as can the cost to get small amounts of something. Along with this, community is something that is important. […]

Conversations, Communication, Personal Attacks

Ever had someone attack you for reasons you don’t understand? Ever had someone misrepresent what you do? Ever try to correct it based on personal experience and get a patronizing “you just need educated” or “go back and learn”? Ever want to hurl insults, nasty names and full on defense on a personal attack? I […]

#Harvest14 Begins on Our Farm

#Harvest14 is off and going on our farm as of a couple days ago.   We look forward to a good harvest and hope everyone else has a bountiful one along with a safe one.   Her are a few photos as we got the first field of soybeans opened up and some ears from […]

Transparency, Manipulation and Internet Games

If you’ve been anywhere around social media the last 5 years you’ve heard buzzwords like transparency. And it’s met with reasons companies can’t do that, why farmers should and platforms of various sizes that sometimes work and sometimes, like Luke Bryan, results in stepping off the edge of the stage. There has sprouted up a […]

Antibiotics Begone! Food Choices, Farm Choices

The modern way of asserting food choices is no longer, it seems, buying what you want that fits your preference and budget. It seems too often, generate a fear, suggest a solution (whether a good one or not) and get a mob of people to increase pressure until things change. “FoodBabe” does this quite successfully […]

AgriSnobs or AgriChoices? The Faces of Food & Agriculture

Last week I traveled to Austin Texas to attend the AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference. As always, it’s an incredible opportunity to talk with like minded people. It’s a chance to talk with those in different types of management and vastly different agriculture than us. Sometimes the biggest lessons come from within and this is […]

AgChat Conference Austin

What a week. What. A. Week. This conference was different, in many ways. The fifth one, and the one that generated the most tears. That’s not a bad thing. Some were happy tears. Some tears of empathy. Some of relief that someone out there “gets” what we do. Some at being outcast as being different […]

I wish That You Could See

I wish that you could see so many things that are behind the scenes. While many of us in agriculture blog, show pictures on Instagram and videos on YouTube and participate on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest there’s another side. At the risk of calling some folks out I think maybe it’s worth a peek at […]

15 All Around the Farm Tips

Anyone who has animals, gardens or farms is always looking for better ways to do things. Things one person takes for granted another thinks is a genius idea! 1. If you run cattle and goats or sheep, and have a connecting field or shed you want to allow the small stock but not the cows, […]