What Equipment is Needed to Video Chat From a Farm?

virtual field trip

Live video streaming is an excellent way to have a conversation and show what is happening on the farm.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to connect farmers and classrooms via Virtual Field Trips at the Ohio Pork Council and through our county Farm Bureau for several years now. Here are Continue Reading

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Raising Food is a Privilege This Week & Always

feeding the world is a privilege

Farmers like to tout how hard we work and how many challenges we face.  Farming and ranching is tough.  I won’t argue that for one minute, but this week I want to share how much of a privilege every farm picture I took this week is! We have the luxury Continue Reading

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Large Farm and Small Farm Comparison – Making Animal Feed

I’m often asked questions about farm size.  People want to know are large farms or small farms better? We have a second grader in the house.  While I certainly understand that some education standards require comparing and contrasting to learn to recognize differences, comparisons also make me uncomfortable.  So, we’ve Continue Reading

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Thank You for the Manure

thank you for the manure

Dear mother-in-law and father-in-law, Thank you for the poop.  I understand that your hog manure made our corn yield far better than it could’ve been without the crap. You have a wealth of valuable organic nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potash that you shared to make our crops and income Continue Reading

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