Monthly archive for August2014

Morning

Morning

Iowa, you and your soybeans are just  so pretty in the morning.

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On Listening

On Listening

I had the opportunity to attend the Ag Chat Foundation’s Cultivate & Connect conference in Austin.  I shared a few thoughts from the opening session over at Rural Housewives earlier this week. Decisions start with your head, but are ultimately made in your heart. – Thom Singer I responded with enthusiasm…

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Follow Friday: #RealPigFarming

Follow Friday:  #RealPigFarming

The power of social media to spread messages and provoke thought is undeniable.  Photos, 140 characters, hashtags, branded websites – they all work together to focus discussions on hot topics and common interests. Real Pig Farming is a campaign driven by the National Pork Board…

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Open House

Open House

Some of our team members are out near Riceville, Iowa, today, celebrating the construction of a new barn at an Open House.  It’s basically what it sounds like – a farmer invites all his friends and relations to come and tour his shiny new (clean!) red barn,…

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Follow Friday: Food (part 2)

Follow Friday:  Food (part 2)

A few weeks ago, I shared 5 women making valuable contributions to the broader conversation around food.  Today, I’m highlighting 5 ladies involved in the growing/production side of the food we eat.   Janeal Yancy is the Mom at the Meat Counter.  A PhD in meat science, and…

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