Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ignorance, and misinformation, is very difficult to overcome, particularly with a general populace that is increasingly science-illiterate and a lack of public trust in research by both the government and universities.

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What's playing? 'Farmland.'

OSHA backed off its previous enforcement directive regarding on-farm grain storage, and emphasized that farms with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA inspection or enforcement activities.

Stephen Covey had a great quote that is worthy of every bulletin board: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Current beef prices are unbelievable, and futures look promising.

Adolescents can be significantly influenced by factors in their homes, schools and communities. And 4-H participation can be a huge difference-maker.

Wisconsin court: "Manure in the hands of a dairy farmer is not a ‘waste’ product; it is a natural fertilizer.”

The words under the Today's Agriculture logo are sage: "Opening the Doors: Farming, Knowledge, Trust." Being transparent about what goes on in our barns goes a long way to earning consumers' trust.

Finding words of wisdom in a 1936 journal: "Blessed is the man who can enjoy the small things, the common beauties: the little day-by-day events, sunshine on the fields... So many people who go afield for enjoyment leave it behind them at home.” --David Grayson (pen name for Ray Stannard Baker).

Regifting? There are some things that you've received or used on the farm that are probably better left in the shed.
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