Krista Stauffer is a wife, mother of three, and first-generation millennial dairy farmer. Krista met her husband in 2009 when he moved to her hometown to start his own dairy farm. They were married the following year. Today, she works side by side with him and their kids on their 140-cow dairy. She shares their everyday farm life on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her blog.
Tim Durham’s family operates Deer Run Farm — a 30-acre truck (vegetable) farm on Long Island, New York. With no shortage of “fake news” about farming, he decided to become an agvocate — countering heated rhetoric with sensible facts. Tim has a degree in plant medicine, the equivalent of a plant M.D. He’s currently an Assistant Professor of Agronomy at Ferrum College in Virginia.
Ryan Kuster, the force behind the informational and insightful YouTube channel How Farms Work, is a beef and crop farmer based in Wisconsin. He created his channel in 2012 to help show non-rural people how farming is done in the Midwest. The topics for each of his videos come directly from his experiences on his farm, and he now has roughly 380 videos posted. Ryan’s website can be found here, and he’s on Facebook, and Twitter.
Michelle Miller, the Farm Babe, was once a big-city girl and moved to rural Iowa for love. Once there, she learned that her original thoughts of modern agriculture were very inaccurate (based on mainstream Hollywood media and marketing) and now enjoys debunking myths and spreading facts about REAL farms from REAL farmers. Michelle can be found on Facebook, and Twitter.
U.S. farmers are the most efficient, productive, and environmentally-friendly in the world. The goal of The Farmer’s Daughter USA blog is to promote those farmers and tackle the misinformation swirling around the U.S. food industry. Amanda’s website can be found here, and she’s on Facebook, and Twitter.
Jenny Burgess is the author of the Farmwife Transparency blog, where she tries to bridge the information gap between farmers and consumers. Jenny and her husband own Burgess Hill Farms in Kansas, and she is a mom to two kids. Jenny’s website can be found here, and her family farm is on Facebook here and on Twitter here.
As a small family farm, our children are part of every aspect of what we do. I remember bringing our oldest son home from the hospital and having him at the barn that week as I fed calves and other chores. Shortly after we had our youngest son, all our hired help quit during silage […]
Will the United States’ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have a negative and lasting effect on U.S. farmers?
Certain food companies will stop at nothing to sell their products even if it means misleading consumers while throwing hard-working farmers under the bus.
This topic of food and fear is particularly close to home and one of the reasons I was so eager to participate in a “Food and Fear” panel talk.
With every new agriculture breakthrough, the public seems downright unimpressed. All we seem to hear about is outrage over pesticides, GMOs, or fertilizers.
There are certain decisions in farming that don’t get made more often because of how much they hinder efficiency. One area where this happens often is the planter. Soil types, weather, tillage, and other variables can change many times during a planting season. They can even change many times during a planting day. If a […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day devoted to love, it is estimated that U.S. consumers will spend nearly $19 billion on this holiday. Over $4 billion of that is spent on jewelry, flowers account for approximately $2 billion, and of course other aspects include clothing, dining out, and other gifts. But the biggest chunk of […]
The topic of GMOs has become riddled with misinformation that stems vastly from people who’ve never farmed a day in their life.
Here are a few suggestions to make sure consumers are getting good, reliable information about agriculture, farming and food production.
The world is so much bigger than the fields outside our backdoors, and farmers are all the better for experiencing it.