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.
Krista Stauffer spent four days visiting veal farms and a packing plant, and what she learned doesn’t mesh with the public perception of the industry.
Box office receipts don’t lie — the “outbreak” genre sells gobs of tickets. In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” a virulent strain of the fictional simian flu decimated the human population. With society in shambles, anti-ape sentiment is poised to fuel a final battle royale against the knuckle draggers. In “Daybreakers,” a plague […]
Science is hard, but it’s such a critical role in feeding an upcoming population of 9 billion people, while using fewer resources and conserving cropland.
The Midwest was itching to start planting in early spring, but weather kept us just wet enough to delay field work.
The term “factory farm” is one that tends to annoy us as farmers. More than 97 percent of farms are family owned, and livestock can be taken great care of regardless of size or label. As I’ve mentioned before here, a farm shouldn’t be judged by its cover, and a good quality product can be […]
If you try telling farmers Monsanto is evil, they will probably all look at you like you have three heads, while proudly wearing an Asgrow/DeKalb hat.
Farmers can use all the hazard signs available and employ all the right safety protocol, but that does not mean nothing bad will happen.
What types of labels do you look for in the grocery store: Organic? Gluten free? Non-GMO? Free range? No added sugar? One could write a novel on all of the information that is included on food labels nowadays. You could literally pick up any item in a grocery store and find something wrong with it, […]
We have come a long way in the past eight years, but I can’t help but wonder if there truly is a future for us in the dairy farming industry.
There are many “ag” sites that have one thing in common — they share misinformed opinions of agriculture but have never actually worked in ag.