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.
Everywhere you turn it seems something new is added to the stress of farming, from expensive breakdowns to snow and now a propane shortage.
I used to be a huge fan of organics. In fact, it was all I purchased. It wasn’t until I started talking with actual organic professors and (larger-scale) farmers when I started learning the real truth about agricultural production, straight from the horses mouth. Always go to the source! It was then when I started […]
Farmers are doing an incredibly difficult job. And not everyone understands how hard it is sometimes.
I wrote this tweet a couple of months back and it was quite a popular one: Ahh, Facebook Karen. The internet’s fictional character comparable to the expression of “that guy.” We all have that one friend … that one “Karen” or “that guy” who has to be the Debbie downer of the group, point out the […]
The amount of pseudoscience and just completely false information all over Organic Valley’s product packaging as well as their website is so frustrating.
Plant probiotics (generally called endophytes because they reside inside the plant) similarly have a profound influence on health and productivity.
You are not going to poison your baby by giving them rice-based baby food — the headlines about arsenic in it are taken to illogical extremes.
Big Ag actually accommodates our modern lifestyle. Instead of being afraid of our modern food system, we should be pretty excited about it.
Tractor Supply is supporting youth in their local communities by launching its Fall Paper Clover campaign, a biannual fundraiser in partnership with 4-H.
For the first time ever, I attended the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. America’s Dairyland! With over 74,000 dairy professionals — including over 3,000 international visitors from 100+ countries around the world — it had been on my bucket list for a number of years. My overall impression was, “Wow!” A very impressive place full of […]