From our favorite restaurants closing their doors to the mom and pop shop down the road that can’t afford their rent, we’re all ready for this “new normal” to end. And while this year has been tough on farmers, ranchers and everyone in the food supply chain, a silver lining has surfaced.
Even in the midst of current troubles, farmers are still finding ways to support neighbors facing difficult circumstances.
For most people, state fairs mean funnel cakes, rusted amusement rides and, of course, corn dogs. But for people in the agricultural industry, they mean livestock shows.
Every June, we celebrate National Turkey Lover’s Month. For many, this sparks a memory of family traditions. It may take you to Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by friends and family, and remind you of the many blessings in your life.
I am 30 years old, and never in my life have I seen the grocery stores as full with people, and as scarce with items.
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.
As award season wraps up, its hard to ignore the hits animal agriculture has taken in the last few months. From the decision to take meat off the Golden Globe’s menu, to an Oscar winner’s speech about dairy farming, it begs the question: who are Hollywood’s agriculture advocates?
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 that kicks off on September 16th, I asked the program mentors to share their #1 piece of advice they’d like to share with aspiring agriculture advocates. Here are a few of my favorites…
We live in the information age. Most people can become partially educated on any subject through a quick google search and 10-12 minutes of scrolling. Unfortunately, it can be very difficulty to get accurate information about agriculture on the internet.