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.
Although the USDA’s America’s Harvest Boxes distribution plan seem a little far-fetched, the concept deserves some consideration.
Despite pockets of swiftness, the U.S. overall lags far behind other countries in broadband accessibility and affordability.
Feeding corn to the pregnant ewes (female sheep) is very important for their health. It’s a process called “flushing.”
Despite the name-calling from extremists, I will stick to milking cows and our farm will not become an animal sanctuary.
Other countries just don’t always have the tools and technology we have here in the United States.
Last fall, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to India. International travel has always been a passion of mine, and made a point to visit every continent by the time I was 30. India was my 58th country. The difference between backpacking through Europe in hostels as a recent post-college grad as opposed […]
PETA’s latest marketing spot not just goes too far in its anti-ag message, it also lambastes the Catholic Church.
Burgess on Books is a monthly AGDAILY feature that spotlights a kids book perfect for your rural rugrat. “Fantastic Farm Machines” Author: Cris Peterson Photographs: David R. Lundquist Age Range: 5-7 years Whether or not you are a farm kid, this book is a great read. Who doesn’t love big machinery? Big kid or small one we […]
Rather than listen to the fact that the general public is not happy with their sleazy campaign, Stonyfield doubled down and got a PR nightmare.
One frustrating aspect of social media is when some people call themselves “farmers” and are more like part-time hobbyists or homesteaders.