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.
Animal agriculture is a segmented industry, so it’s easy to attack and hard to push back with the truth. Though voices seem small, they have a big impact.
2021 was another season with close calls on the roads where some drivers had so little regard for the lives of my family that they made reckless maneuvers.
Artificial insemination is a safe and humane technology that has been used for a long time to improve the safety, genetics, and health of animals.
It’s crushing for many farmers to learn that a brand like Carhartt is teaming up with anti-biotech fast-food company Chipotle for a new clothing campaign.
The economic outlook for farming hasn’t been positive for a number of years now, and issues such as input costs and supply chains will only make it worse.
Hopefully the bioengineered label will help to educate consumers about the safety of bioengineered foods, as well as their nutritional value and food security.
Agriculture must build trust through feelings and common ground, connect on shared values, logic, and experience.. That’s when facts are readily accepted.
It’s animal welfare and profitability, not animal welfare or profitability. Farming is a profession, and we care deeply about the well-being of our animals.
While a state’s Right to Farm Laws are vital, they won’t help you during harvest this year from bored officers or annoyed neighbors.
Facing food waste: Americans place less value on food since they have an abundance of choices and the product they just threw out will be available again.