Wednesday, December 2, 2020
farmsteaders

Shaena Mallett, director, said they wanted to strike a balance. “… That’s something I wanted to be honest about with Farmsteaders — farming is beautiful and hard,” she said. “I wanted to share the perspective that hard isn’t bad, and in fact some of the most worthwhile endeavors we could possibly take on may also be the most difficult.” Agriculture seems to be the topic du jour these days — for politicians, entertainers and, well, everyone. That’s why Mallett’s storytelling struck me. It’s poignant without being pretentious.
inmate pouring feed

Selling Ohio's prison farms could generate a lot of money for other rehabilitation, but is that the best path?
lambs

It's been a rough decade for the journalism industry. Agriculture, too. Don't let the "sad farmer" stories distract you. Just like in journalism, farming has people who make it work.
Farm and Dairy building, Salem, Ohio

Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell is retiring this summer, and you all can help us cast the widest net to find her successor.
identifying trends

Editor Susan Crowell encourages farmers not to ignore trends in her commentary this week. "Agriculture is an industry that is ripe for massive change and disruption," says futurist Jim Carroll.

Long before there was David Letterman, the University of Tennessee's ag college came up with its own Top 10 list that's worth reviewing.
Butler Oaks damage from Irma

While we’re protecting and caring for livestock every day, Editor Susan Crowell reminds us there’s a huge faction out there who says you are evil and should be stopped.

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.'
1924 cattle slaughtered

In 1924, a foot-and-mouth outbreak rocked California and the U.S. Diseases, like African Swine Fever, are grabbing current headlines. We need better traceability. Now.
Bud-Light-Super-Bowl-commercial

The Bud Light Super Bowl corn syrup ad brouhaha is more about fear-mongering than beer.