Posts from May 2010

Tips for Easy Virtual Farm Tours

Social media has put the power of marketing into everyone’s hands for little to no cost at all. With free and easy tools available like YouTube and Flickr, you can use this “power” positively to promote your message. YouTube is...

Stories from American Farm Families

Image by g55 via Flickr Five Farms: Stories from American Farm Families is an audio documentary produced by Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and was distributed by Public Radio International™ in 2009. The...

The Cow Goes "Tweet"?

Ontario farmer, Chris Vandenberg, has found an innovative way to tell his ag story…by letting his cows tell it on their own Twitter accounts! Here’s how it works. In order to be milked by the robotic milking machine, each cows...

Valtra Tractor Pulling Team

Valtra and AGCO SISU POWER actively support the Valtra Shell Tractor Pulling Team, made up of three members of the Herlevi family. The history of tractor pulling is quite interesting: “The rise of tractor pulling dates back to the 40’s...

Growing Up on the Farm Teaches Great Lessons

This story of a young, frugal 4-Her brought back a flood of memories. I also was very active in 4-H, showing dairy cattle, achieving national champion status in the Home Improvement project through leadership and teaching others, and going on...

The Future of Agriculture

Our last post was about the legacy of agriculture, but what about the future? I don’t remember much about kindergarten outside of the naps and snacks, but one thing that I do remember to this day was learning how to...

Farming Has a Rich History

Agriculture has been around since Adam & Eve first tended the Garden. All those who live and work on a farm know this legacy, both personally and intuitively. Farmers are the foundation of my family. My father’s grandparents emigrated from...