As Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I have been reflecting on what I am thankful for. I am thankful for agriculture.
Antibiotics have become a hot-button topic in both the agriculture industry and medical field. Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria continue to cause problems for both humans and animals, and many people are understandably concerned about antibiotic usage in farm animals.
Cows and other ruminants have one stomach with four compartments: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum.
Biosecurity is an absolutely essential part of every swine farm. What the outside world sees is a fence and/or enclosed barns, but what they don’t realize is that these facilities function to keep the pigs as healthy as possible.
“Why do your cows look so skinny?” Cows are athletes, and like athletes, they come in different shapes and sizes that fit with what they do.
Don’t let animal rights activists keep you from making some of the best childhood memories you will ever have in youth programs like 4-H and FFA.
It’s no secret that animal-based protein offers the quantity and quality of proteins needed for a healthy lifestyle but having someone in the public eye shed light on that is always exciting for the animal agriculture community. That’s exactly what Elle Purrier is aiming to do.
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.
The Alliance’s small but mighty team is continually working to further bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. Not even a global pandemic was able to slow us down!