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.
Farming is the best career in the world. Ask any farmer. Just don’t forget to brace yourself for the ugly, especially when you start a farm.
While traveling in Ecuador, Michelle Miller had a chance to visit the largest ASC certified shrimp farm in South America.
The next frontier in research (that will invigorate the hyperyielders of the future) is at the molecular level, paired with field optimization.
On an innocent livestock post Farm Babe made to Facebook, animal-rights activists showed up in force with some extremely vulgar comments.
What does this new decade have in store for agriculture? The Farmer’s Daughter is ready to give you her predictions for the 2020s in this industry.
Here are a few ideas to get your gears turning (pun intended) on some popular farm related new year’s resolutions.
The message is clear: “Big ag” companies are serious about being good corporate citizens.
Food bullying can take on many forms. It can happen on food labels, in ads, in conversations, and in posts and comments on social media.
Far from being a fashionable whipping boy, I have genuine concerns about biofuels’ viability on multiple fronts.
In theory, Farm Babe and her partner would be regenerative farmers, but this is part of the challenge when the definition isn’t formalized.