The Positive Impacts of Agriculture

The Positive Impacts of Agriculture

My family: My husband, Steve, and I recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. I am also celebrating over 40 years of life as a woman in agriculture – a farmer. During my childhood years, I yearned to live on a farm with no real understanding of what it meant to be...
“Listen,” My Dad Would say.

“Listen,” My Dad Would say.

Growing up on a farm as a kid, I was often asked to listen up when the weather was on TV. Today, the conversation centers around the overall climate as much as the local daily weather. How can we make a meaningful impact when caring for our climate? This is a relevant...
I Challenge Burger King – Let’s get the Facts

I Challenge Burger King – Let’s get the Facts

UPDATE – as of August 27, 2020 It took only a few weeks for Burger King to respond to numerous farmers, ranchers and consumers about the misleading video. Instead of crediting U.S. beef producers for their steadily decreasing carbon footprint, Burger King set up...
What is your carbon footprint?

What is your carbon footprint?

Obviously, this is not what is meant by a carbon footprint.  There has been a lot of discussion lately about carbon footprints and how businesses and individuals can be more environmentally sustainable in the way they go about things.  It can be confusing to...
Agriculture and the Environment

Agriculture and the Environment

Talk: Agriculture is bad for the environment. Truth: Agriculture efficiently cleans up greenhouse gases and converts them into oxygen. Agriculture (livestock production specifically) has been incorrectly linked to causing high greenhouse gas emissions.  Some have...