Food Science Babe is the pseudonym of an agvocate and writer who focuses specifically on the science behind our food. She has a degree in chemical engineering and has worked in the food industry for more than decade, both in the conventional and in the natural/organic sectors. There are so many myths surrounding the food we eat — what’s in it, how it’s produced, what’s good for us/bad for us — that I present information based on scientific facts and encourage people to ask questions. Food Science Babe can be found on Facebook.
Jon Stika is a retired Natural Resources Conservation Service soil health instructor and current part-time professional at the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center. He is also the author of “A Soil Owner’s Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health.”
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.
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.
Combines increase the efficiency of harvesting and processing field corn, which makes food production more financially feasible and easier.
Some radical activist organizations have weaponized the Endangered Species Act against the EPA’s pesticide registrations — doing more damage than not in terms of the science.
The national gathering of extension agents gives an opportunity to work together, facing challenges that are similar across the country.
National Ice Cream Month began in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan designated July as the perfect time to celebrate this frozen treat.
Ferrum College crop science students got first-hand experience growing plants in simulated lunar soil with the Plant the Moon Challenge.
Despite a lawsuit’s claim, the science doesn’t back the claim that Skittles contain a “known toxin” that makes them “unfit for human consumption.”
Michelle Miller spent part of summer 2022 traveling across Denmark to see and learn about all different types of agriculture.
We don’t often think of beautiful farmers market bouquets as an agricultural product. Yet, cut flowers are one of the most profitable crops you can grow.
Mass tort firms now have a recipe for success: Invent questionable scientific evidence, find a sympathetic plaintiff, sue the manufacturer, and payday.
Landing a job in agriculture can be an extremely lucrative career choice, and there are new opportunities emerging all the time beyond the farm field itself.