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Farm Babe: The ultimate resource guide to science in agriculture — Top 100 sites

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With the March for Science quickly approaching this Saturday, there’s never been a better time to stand up for Science in Agriculture. Many people, particularly in urban areas, are not that familiar with how their food is produced, but they all have an opinion on how it should be produced. With a whirlwind of internet opinions, it is so important to connect with real farmers and industry experts with how their food is actually grown and processed.

Sometimes when I share information from certain sources, activists don’t want to listen because they claim it’s biased. But how does that even make sense? If someone devotes their entire life and career to animal agriculture for example, would their voice be a reputable one? Many people are unaware of the fact that some farming folks may have masters or doctorate degrees in dairy science, poultry science, meat science, and the like. I would say that the sources below are much more reputable that a movie on Netflix, produced by food companies trying to sell a product or an activist who has never worked on a farm a day in their life. Anti-GMO activists and animal rights activists usually have one thing in common — they’ve never been a farmer, nor have they ever toured or worked on a large-scale modern farm.

It’s important to ask farmers about farming, as I’ve shared on my previous video here. You don’t go to your auto mechanic for medical advice; you don’t ask your lawyer to fix your car. People today are bombarded with labels, confusion, and misinformation, so here are some of my favorite websites and Facebook pages that are reputable in terms of science, skepticism, and agriculture.

ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

Animal agriculture Alliance

North American Meat Institute 

Real Pig Farming

Beef Checkoff

Pork Checkoff

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

Chicken Check-in 

Commonground

Enough Movement

National Cattlemen’s beef association 

Sanderson Farms Chicken

I love animals but hate animal rights activists

Humanewatch

Ask Dr. Dorman

Mom at the Meat Counter 

Burnbrae Farms

USDA FSIS

FDA

EPA

AgChat

Poultry Ventilation

Meat Mythcrushers

National Institute of food & Agriculture

University websites! Cornell Alliance for Science, Nebraska, Kansas State, UC Davis, Texas A&M, Iowa State, UW-Madison, Colorado State, etc.

 

FARMERS/AG BLOGGERS

Farm Babe

Minnesota Farm Living

The Farmers Daughter

The Hawaii Farmers Daughter

Peterson Farm Brothers

Chris Soules

The Farmer’s Life

Farmer Tim

Food & Swine

High Hopes & Low Expectations: Tales from the Barnside

Paint the Town Ag

Danisquared

RockCreek7

Tillamook Dairy Farmer

Ag Inspirations

Michele Payne – Cause Matters

High Heels and Canola Fields

Fresh Air Farmer – Andrew Campbell

Katie Pinke, the Pinke Post

Boucher Farms

Shark Farmer podcast

Grand Vale Co.

Rice Farming TV

Janice Person AKA JP loves cotton

The Sweet Beet Life

 

OTHER AG SITES

AGDAILY

Damian Mason

Klingenberg Farm Studios – Farmer Derek

Carbon TV – American Harvest

FarmHer

Ag PhD

Elanco

How Farms Work

American Soybean Association

Tanimura & Antle

Agriculture More Than Ever

Ag 101

Why I Farm

Robert Saik

Learn GMO

GMO Answers

ISAAA

March against Myths about Modifcation

Iowa Corn

Weed control freaks Andrew Kniss

Real Agriculture

Tama

Fastline

Pink Tractor

Cotton Incorporated

 

SCIENCE BLOGS & SKEPTICISM

SciBabe

Thoughtscapism

Build up Dietitians

Cami Ryan

Pro-Science Mama

A Science Enthusiast

Joe Schwarcz

Mommy, PhD

Science Moms

Biology fortified

Fitness reloaded

James Fell, body for wife

We love GMOs and Vaccines

The Credible Hulk

Mike Rowe

Penn & Teller – BS!

Kevin M. Folta

Genetic literacy project

Layla Katiraee – Biochica

Kavin Senapathy

Relax. I’m an Entomologist

The Questionist

Exposing Nutritional Quackery

The Risk Monger

Daimonie

 

I could go on and on, there really are so many, but these are my top 25 from each category. I’m sure I’m even forgetting some of my favorites, but hopefully this is a good start to learn the truth about food and farming direct from the best sources; farmers and industry experts themselves.

 

Michelle Miller, the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer, who lives and works with her boyfriend on their farm which consists of row crops, beef cattle, and sheep. She believes education is key in bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.

Any views or opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect those of AGDAILY. Comments on this article reflect the sole opinions of their writers.