Added by Katy Spears on September 19, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments
Calling all Iowa 4H'ers and FFA members!
Farmers Fighting Autism, an initiative of a non-profit organization - Champions of Autism & ADHD, are hosting three major events at…Continue
Added by Ellen Kristine Weiss on August 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
CASTING CALL: LOOKING FOR ECCENTRIC FARMERS
Do the words “traditional,” “old-time” or “survivalist” have relevance in your day-to-day life? Do you prefer/seek out what some would call an “old-fashioned” approach to farming? Do you have a larger than life personality? If any of the above describes you, keep reading!
A major cable network is seeking a charismatic, interesting farmer; farming family…
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Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on February 4, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments
The Midwest (and soon-to-be Northeast) has encountered a lot of snow, ice and wind in the past day or so. Winter weather advisories and blizzard warnings have been issued across multiple states, while schools and businesses quickly made announcements that they would be closing their doors early.
While many folks have been able to stay at home and relax on these wintry days, farmers don’t get the day off, as many agvocates shared via social media.
Today, we’d like to hear from…Continue
There’s some exciting news coming out of Canada!
Progressive Dairyman – Canada
First, Progressive Dairyman introduces us to Progressive Dairyman – Canada, a new addition for readers in Canada, scheduled to be published six times in 2011. Targeted to all dairy producers and related industry professionals in Canada, it will follow a similar editorial and ad format to the Progressive Dairyman – U.S. edition.…Continue
Added by Lely North America on January 28, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments
We’re excited to share news that South Dakota has become home to it’s first robotic dairy. Keloland TV recently featured Stuart Plucker’s farm in, Mechanized Milking.
Visit LelyLife.com for more!
Added by Lely North America on January 13, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
If 2011 is the year you want to learn more about input costs, finance, nutrition, milk quality, herd management, and milk marketing and dairy policy plans, then you’re in luck!
Hoard’s Dairyman recently announced a FREE webinar series that will cover these topics (and much more), scheduled to be held the second Monday of each month starting on January 10th.For more about the Hoard's Dairyman webinar series,… Continue
Added by Lely North America on January 6, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Last week we talked about New Year’s resolutions, asking:
“What are your ‘agvocate’ New Year’s resolutions?”
Added by Lely North America on December 21, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments
Nathan and Barbara Blesy of Springville, NY, were recently recognized with the New York Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award at the December 7, 2010, annual meeting. The award recognizes young farmers for their agricultural pursuits and leadership within the community.
For more on this exciting news, visit…Continue
Added by Lely North America on December 14, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments
The buzz word these days in the food world is “processed” – and by and large, it’s being used as a negative term. But what do people really mean when they use it? It may come as a surprise that some of the negativity regarding processed foods is being directed toward modern agricultural and food production, in addition to foods with low nutritional value and foods containing…Continue
I’m writing from the plane on my passport's final trip. It expires tomorrow after 10 years, countless miles – and hopefully a few changed lives. I always want to keep my old passports – this one has 31 stamps, four visas and full pages rich with memories.Continue
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on November 18, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments
Our family happily picked apples last week in an orchard 20 miles away, where we managed to taste Fuji, Yellow Delicious, Roma and Red Delicious on a bright Autumn day. We do the same with blueberries in July. We purchase eggs from our neighbor. We grow our own herbs, raspberries and vegetables – our family spends many hours in the garden to grow our own food. We also purchase beef from a local farm, enjoy pork burgers from the next county over and would love to find a lamb to buy. We enjoy…Continue
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on October 21, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Society has shifted in an era of 500 million Facebook users, 50 million tweets, 450 million people on mobile internet and 68 million bloggers - whether you accept new media or not. We’re bombarded by 13,000 marketing messages each day, now largely due to new media. Watch the Evolution of Online Agvocacy if you want to see more. All of…Continue
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on September 13, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments
Not according to recent accusations by animal rights activists. After all, how can you possibly eat an animal if you love animals? Wouldn’t that make you a hypocrite, according to messaging by…Continue
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In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m sharing a note penned for our young child…
Each night I’m home, I lay my hand on your sweet cheek and send up prayers of thanksgiving for you. It’s those little moments I miss most when I’m traveling, such as standing next to your bed and the resulting peace.
Beyond health and happiness, I hope your life will include:
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