Whether in the barn or the field, farmers go to great lengths to protect the environment. The soil is a precious resource that is vital for the production of nutritious food and feed for both humans and livestock. The USDA outlines four major principles farmers incorporate into their practice to improve soil health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erica Ballmer, winner of the 2017 College Aggies Online program, shares why other agriculture students should sign up for the scholarship competition.
Topanga McBride shares why college students should sign up for this year’s program!
Attending the 2017 Stakeholders Summit was an incredible experience and I am so thankful for having had the opportunity.
Being a part of the College Aggies Online program provided me the opportunity to do exactly what I love to do more than most everything else- talk about cattle and agriculture.
I am a better agvocate today because CAO has taught me so many great points on how to be a great agvocate and how to communicate and fill the gap from the agriculture community to people who may not know much about agriculture.