Just Plain Celeste, the Ag Journalist

 Growing up, I had two groups of friends: show friends and school friends.   My show friends were the kids I had spent my summers with since I was nine years-old.  They were my livestock judging teammates and livestock showing … Continue reading

Hurting American farmers isn’t enough, COOL takes a stab at Canada’s too

In theory, it was a great idea: print the country of origin on all meat products and perishable agricultural commodities.  They even came up with a catchy acronym: COOL (Country of Origin Labeling).  Consumer lobbyists were happy, politicians were happy, and … Continue reading

WKU’s “altercation” illustrates danger of crowdsourcing

Journalism is an industry that doesn’t just strive for perfection, it insists upon it.  Sources are always verified, facts are double checked, and punctuation is perfect.  To me, the inclusion of crowdsourcing will make it harder for journalists to maintain … Continue reading