Cookies and Milk with the Commissioner of Ag

Last week, Lorelei and I went to “Cookies and Milk with the Commissioner of Agriculture” at LeCows Dairy in Paducah. The folks at LeCows Dairy have been giving farm tours for years and love sharing their farm story via their … Continue reading

3 ways pork producers learn how to properly care for our pigs

This post is inspired by one of the most common questions I get when I’m sharing my farm story. At almost every event, panel or online chat, someone asks me what makes me an expert on how to properly care … Continue reading

Do those shooting animal abuse videos really show mercy for the animals?

Yesterday, vegan extremist group Mercy for Animals released a video of animal abuse at a dairy farm in Texas. As a beef producer, I am outraged that anyone would treat a calf in such a horrible way. My entire life … Continue reading

Photos: Green grass and happy heifers

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been so busy finishing my last semester of college and finalizing wedding plans that I haven’t spent much time at my family’s cattle farm. On my way back to school yesterday, I stopped by … Continue reading

Does your extended family know where their food comes from?

Over the holidays I’ve been at my parents’ house, disconnected from my usual method of advocating for agriculture: the internet. Often, I put all of my efforts into educating the general public through blogging, social media or large educational events. … Continue reading

Investigating Agriculture from Farm to Fork

As a part of the Fleischaker-Greene Scholars program, 11 Western Kentucky University journalism students spent their spring semester investigating agriculture. The hours were long, the issues were complex and the end result was Farm to Fork: an online magazine that … Continue reading