• Avoiding Social Media Burnout

    Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, you name it, there’s a social media platform out there for it. So many in fact it can feel more than overwhelming to need to be a part of all of them. Here’s my little piece of advice to avoid feeling the social media burn out. You don’t have… [Continue Reading]

    Avoiding Social Media Burnout
  • Why Do I AgVocate? – Ashley Messing-Kennedy

    What is your role in agriculture? I am the 3rd generation on my family’s dairy farm where I work with my parents to manage the animals. What was your inspiration for becoming an agvocate? I have always loved writing. It was a creative release for me for years, then I found a group of farmers… [Continue Reading]

    Why Do I AgVocate? – Ashley Messing-Kennedy
  • What the Well-Dressed AgVocate Wears for Travel

    So – I am highly extroverted, can talk to a tree stump, and love, love, love to talk about food and farming. And I travel somewhat frequently for business, and sometimes for pleasure. Being so overly outgoing, I sometimes… well, I make people very… alert. Especially introverts. So, in order to meet them at a… [Continue Reading]

    What the Well-Dressed AgVocate Wears for Travel
  • The Chick Wire: Connecting With Consumers Through a Podcast

    Recently, I went through a change. No, it wasn’t a mid-life crisis; I’m not quite there yet! But, I did have to change my name. It wasn’t a divorce or remarriage either. I’m still annoying the same guy I have been for the last 15 years. I had to change my social media handle and… [Continue Reading]

    The Chick Wire: Connecting With Consumers Through a Podcast
  • Staying Positive When Times Are Tough on the Farm

    As a young girl I always dreamed of owning my own farm/ranch. I grew up on my parent’s hobby farm bucking square bales and riding/driving our Minneapolis Moline tractor. Who knew that my life would turn out the way it has. Marrying an immigrant from England, that also had the same dream of owning and… [Continue Reading]

    Staying Positive When Times Are Tough on the Farm

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Avoiding Social Media Burnout

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, you name it, there’s a social media platform out there for it. So many in fact it can feel more than overwhelming to need to be a part of all of them. Here’s my little piece of advice to avoid feeling the social media burn out. You don’t have […]

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Why Do I AgVocate? – Kylie Gray

What is your role in agriculture? I am a fourth generation farmer owning and operating my first generation farm. Agriculture wasn’t ever part of my long term plan in career choices. I wish I could say I was one of those people who realized right away that I had a future in Ag, but I am […]

Food and Marketing

Food and Marketing

A month or so ago I stopped at Chipotle for lunch. While ordering, I noticed the menu said “Burrito, with naturally raised chicken“. I asked the gentlemen cashier what that meant. He said it means raising chickens naturally, not in cages, and “without hormones”. I asked about that “without hormones” comment and he said yes, […]