It doesn’t take advanced and expensive technology or equipment to deter activists – basic farm security can go a long way to making yourself a harder target. In a panel titled “Protecting Yourself from Animal Activism,” myself, Master Trooper Kelly Osborne at the Pennsylvania State Police and Brook Duer, attorney at the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, discussed how farmers can adopt farm security protocols and engage with their local law enforcement.
With so many different directions students can take, one thing is key for the success of students and the field as a whole: effective communication with people not actively involved in or familiar with agriculture.
Farmers know people are hungry to know more about how food gets from the farm to the fork.
Now is the time for the agriculture and food communities to show America what you do best and be the best version of yourself while doing it.
I am not telling agriculture advocates to stop telling our story, but to start sharing it in a different and more thoughtful way.
As part of the Alliance’s College Aggies Online Scholarship Competition, I asked the program mentors to share their #1 piece of advice they’d like to share with aspiring agriculture advocates.
Are the employees working on your farm there to help care for your animals? Do their goals align with your business? Unfortunately, it’s a common strategy for some animal rights organizations to have individuals go “undercover” on farms. They record videos that can be taken out of context, stage scenes of animal mistreatment or encourage abuse to record it without doing anything to stop it.
The entries are in for the “A Seat At The Table” farmer photo contest! Take a look at all the photos and vote for your absolute favorite in the poll at the end of this post. Voting is open until Friday, February 22 at noon eastern time. The winners will be announced that same day. Here…
Vote now! Some are round, set for five with a dog underneath waiting for something to drop. Some are rectangular, feature homemade pies and have a highchair at the end. Others have take-out set for two and are in front of a television. Although each may look different, the table is where we come together…
It’s the start to a new year and many of us are evaluating our health goals, myself included. I dug my Fitbit out of the dresser drawer a few weeks ago to start keeping better track of my eating habits, exercise and water intake. With so many fad diets, it can be challenging to decipher all the health claims floating around. I am definitely not a nutritionist or health expert, but some things just make sense – like including lean meat, eggs and dairy in a healthy, balanced diet.