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.
Ryan Kuster, the force behind the informational and insightful YouTube channel How Farms Work, is a beef and crop farmer based in Wisconsin. He created his channel in 2012 to help show non-rural people how farming is done in the Midwest. The topics for each of his videos come directly from his experiences on his farm, and he now has roughly 380 videos posted. Ryan’s website can be found here, and he’s on Facebook, and Twitter.
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.
Jenny Burgess is the author of the Farmwife Transparency blog, where she tries to bridge the information gap between farmers and consumers. Jenny and her husband own Burgess Hill Farms in Kansas, and she is a mom to two kids. Jenny’s website can be found here, and her family farm is on Facebook here and on Twitter here.
For a nation obsessed with having everything clean, it’s easy to forget how valuable to our immunity a little dirt can be.
The nutritional differences between grass fed and grain fed beef are so minimal you would need to eat lots of beef at once to have any real impact.
The past few years Krista Stauffer has learned so much about the folks outside my little world simply by sharing what we do daily on social media.
Panera Bread has earned a place in my personal Facepalm Hall of Shame for food companies that do a disservice to science and ag.
People believe farmers have a vested interest in maintaining and preserving their own land, but they have none of the same considerations for rented lands.
Michelle Miller recently read an article in The Washington Post about organic eggs, and she had to question how truthful it was.
Mother Nature can flex her muscles and show folks who’s boss. Michelle Miller gives a first-person account.
“Star Trek” is a perfect parallel to biotech regulation, where the precautionary principle (PP) dominates policy discussions.
As adults, people who grew up on farms can appreciate the work ethic that farming instilled and the concept that some jobs just need to get done.
Brian Scott has learned a lot over the last several seasons as he has expanded his use of cover crops on his Indiana farm.