This is the master list! A load of blogs I love to check out — all in alphabetical order based on the title of the blog! If you have a specific crop or geography, you may find search helps. If you write about agriculture and aren’t on here, let me know by filling in the form at the bottom of the post and I’ll give it a look. So far I’ve added everyone who has asked but remember, I like positivity not negativity.
- Across the Branch is a blog I found thanks to a bus ride during a Farm Bureau meeting. That’s how I found Ashlee writing about her precious family of four and all the things moms think about as well as some posts about growing watermelons and cotton!
- ag on the forefront — Kelsey in Nebraska talks mostly about the animal side of agriculture
- Agriculture Proud — This one is a real keeper! Ryan has a great feel for agriculture and has motivated others to share their stories too! It also connects to a Facebook page.
- Alive & Well in Kansas — Love what Kim Ray Baldwin is doing! From wheat harvest updates to stories concerning the cattle, the blog focuses on the days of my life on our central Kansas farm. Lots of photos & sometimes video updates.
- Applied Mythology — After decades of working in agriculture as a scientist, Steve Savage finds himself offering his science & insight contributing to the discussion by looking at some of the myths that seem to get perpetuated.
- Auenschweine — free – wild and delicious, Everything about my Wollschweine — A German blog about raising pork that I learned about through Google +. You can either practice your German or use the Google translate button in Chrome.
- The Beef Jar — Megan Brown lives on an idyllic ranch near Chico, California where her family has raised cattle for generations. She lives and works on the ranch and posts about that and all the neat things she has going on whether it be making truffle salt (a personal favorite) or raising her adult 4H pigs.
- Beyer Beware — Leah Beyer is a mom in Indiana who loves agriculture almost as much as she loves good food! Check out her Hunk of Meat Monday posts if you want ideas on what to cook for a hungry family.
- Beyond the Pasture — Macy Sarbacker talks agriculture and more through the eyes of a farmer’s daughter.
- Beyond the Rows – The Monsanto Company news blog… I sometimes write stuff for it. You can find my posts here if you like.
- The Big Cow Black is John Wigley’s blog in the UK. He is an English dairy farmer who starting his site about a year ago. He had been searching for interesting farm blogs to give him some inspiration and a few ideas on how to write in mine and found me. (So cool!) Check him out!
- Biofortified – This blog is a combination of voices about “stronger plants, stronger science and stronger communications.” To get that, several graduate students and professors blog information about facts and encourage discussion about agriculture with particular focus on plant genetics and biotechnology.
- Black Gold Farms — If you wonder who grows you potatoes and what farmers have to deal with when they grow potatoes, then Black Gold is the farm blog for you! They also share a wide range of agricultural thoughts and sustainability.
- Button’s Thoughts — This Canadian blog does a great job of giving the personal story behind so many thoughts on the farm.
- Buzzard’s Beat — Brandi Buzzard Frobose lives in Kansas ans shares all sorts of recipes, thoughts on agriculture and more from the perspective of a young married couple working in beef.
- Caring for the Land is a blog where several Canadian farmers talk about the crops they grow and the land that is in their care.
- CarolynCares — Carolyn and her husband have an organic farm in Minnesota. She does a good job of keeping things up to date & letting you know what’s going on. Finally met her in January!
- Celeste Harned:: A Farm Mom’s Perspective — This is one I started following forever ago. At the time, Celeste was an ag communications student. She got ahead of the game with internships, freelance work and her own blog. She talks personally on her blog whether its about the impact of a national story on her family’s farm. Since then she’s gotten married and had a beautiful baby girl. Great photos!.
- Chris Chinn – My girl Chris Chinn has a family farm that raises hogs in Missouri started this blog for the 2010 holidays. She’s captured some great thoughts about some of the struggles of farming but does an qually incredible job of helping explain why she wants to keep those options open for future generations.
- a colorful adventure – It’s crazy but I am going to put my blog here just because I’m thinking others may want to copy the list for their use. That’s fine, please just be sure you give me a nod for pulling it together. It took a long time to put this together! I read my own blog but not in a self congratulatory way… usually looking for something I have forgotten. I write a lot about cotton.
- CommonGround is an effort of farm women in several states and their Conversations blog provides views from
- Confessions of a Farm Wife — Illinois’ Emily Webel writes this one I love the way she puts it out there. As she says, it is “the good, the bad and the dirty truth about life on a gravel road.”
- Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids… that’s what Val Plagge is up to in Iowa. Raising corn, soybeans, pigs and the kids. Not sure how I had missed her before, she’s a great blogger and friend.
- Corn Corps is the blog of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and provides a variety of information from the association and its farmer members.
- Corn Commentary — The blog of the National Corn Growers. A great resource to stay up on what’s happening with corn.
- Country Linked — Laurie Link blogs about her part of the Missouri countryside here. She does some great photography and
- Country Nights & City Lights – Kelly’s brushed up against agriculture most of her life even if she doesn’t have the typical farm background. She started her blog as she was making her way through college & internships. Now she’s a social media pro in Kansas City, making her way in the world. She shares what’s on her mind.
- Cow Spots & Tales — Lisa writes this blog as an average 20-something who happens to be a Minnesota dairy farmer.
- Crooked Lake Farms — Jill is a fairly new ag blogger and is blogging about daily farm life in Alberta. She’s got lots of great photos, including some neat farmer selfies for you to check out.
D & E
- Daddy’s Tractor — Brett’s family farms in Missouri and shares their story here. Daddy grows corn, soybeans and wheat, the kiddos take care of backyard livestock and homeschool from the buddy seat, Mommy makes farm-themed lesson plans and they write about it all here on the blog!
- Dairy Carrie — Carrie is a dairy farmer who has opinions. Lots of opinions that she is willing to share. She combines them with her experience, her perspective and a sense of humor that makes for a good read! There are lots of blogs that I feel I helped convince people to start. This one makes me grin big!
- Dairy Innovation — Ashley Messing Kennedy is a dairy farm girl from the thumb of Michigan. She’s got a great combination of stories about life on the farm, things she’s come across through studies or work, etc. You really should read this one!
- Darin’s Ramblings – When Kansas farmer Darin Grimm has a reason to write a blog post, he knocks it out of the park whether its thoughts on crops, livestock, family or social media, you’ll want to see what he has to say!
- Dirt Road Charm — Ohio’s Taysha Reitzel puts down her thoughts as a member of the agriculture industry on her blog Dirt Road Charm.
- Don Schindler writes about how farmers and the dairy industry can use social media and digital communication tools to connect better with their customers. I also put together a ton of “how-to’s” for these tools like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, etc.
- The Durrer Family – Our Life on a Real California Dairy Farm — I got lucky and Ellen connected with me through Facebook mutual friends! She’s got a great combination of stories and photos with young kids in central California.
- Dust on the Dashboard — Kansas farmer Glenn Brunkow does a great job of putting together posts that tell you what’s crossing his mind as he drives down the turnrow.
- Farm Brews — A New Hampshire blog that provides a lot of home & food on the farm.
- Farm Follies — Sherry Brown is an English teacher by day, mother and farmer’s wife by night, writer whenever she finds the time.
- A Farm Girl’s Fight — Texas college student Emily has a relatively new blog where she is actively telling her dairy farm’s story.
- Farm Girl Tough — A really new blog with lots of fun visuals and lots of passion! Gotta love a farm girl much less one who shows the softer and tougher sides… that’s a common thing in people but not common enough on blogs.
- The Farmers Daughter is a by Amanda, a farmer’s daughter in Michigan. She has been at the blogging a couple of years and has taken on some big topics as well as shared every day things.
- The Farmer’s Life — Brian Scott is an Indiana farmer who grows corn, soybeans and one of my favorite snack crops — popcorn! Oh, and he has such a cute kid and lots of tech toys to play with!
- The Farmer’s Wifee is a blogs that mainly focuses on the Washington State farm Krista Stauffer calls home. She talks about the dairy, the industry but like to show support of other areas in agriculture as well.
- Feed Yard Foodie — A great blog from a Nebraska farm family that runs a feed lot. You’ll see lots of cattle and beef information here from Anne Burkholder. Love her videos too!
- The Field Position is the blog for an Iowa-based seed company called Latham Seeds. Shannon Latham shares things about the business, their customers and more personal pieces like recipes.
- Fill Your Plate — the Arizona Farm Bureau blog that helps connect farmers in the state with consumers in terms of what’s in season, where to locate and how to cook things.
- Food for Thought — Students at Kansas State are telling their stories on this blog. Check out the diversity of students! (Look closely and you can find a cotton connection!)
- For the Luv of Dairy — Luv Hahn enjoys sharing about our girls (those are dairy cows) at Hahn-Way Holsteins in Ohio.
- Fresher to Farmer — Alicia studies at the Royal Agricultural University in England and said she would really appreciate it if you would check out my new farming blog on my journey to becoming a farmer. Looks like she has some really great posts!
- From Field-to-Field — The folks at Servi-Tech have this blog to keep people up on what’s happening in the fields they service.
- From My Front Porch — Jent her husband Chris and kids are enjoying life on the farm in Indiana. She writes about various things that happen — from sending hogs to market, to feeding horses and taking care of cows.
- From Sand Creek: One Writer’s Blog — Lynn Woolf lives on a farm and as a PR person has a great knack for for putting together posts that cross those two areas.
- From the Tractor Seat — Jillian and Jared Etress grow cotton, peanuts, a few cattle and a great life together in Alabama. It seems like I have known her since she was a baby but really, it was only since she was in college. Since then she’s grown as a person in such awesome ways as has their farm & family. I really love thta she’s been sharing some of the work they did in Haiti.
- Get the Facts from Farmer Gene — Farmer Gene is with BIO and provides a look at biotechnology in farming.
- Girl Meets Farm — simple enough title… and she writes post now and then
- Granny Miller — This is a new find on the homesteader side of farming. Granny Miller is pretty no nonsense. Lots of practical information and old-time traditional self-reliance. She thinks of it “as small farm advice with a generous dose of folklore.”
- Griggs Dakota — One of my favorite blogs cause the folks in Griggs, North Dakota grow so many different crops and share stories on all of them, as well as stories about living on the prairie on a daily basis. I LOVE ALL THE PHOTOS!
- Growing a Home — Jake & Colleen in Chico, CA put together thoughts on their home, family and agriculture. If you ever have a chance to visit, I hope it’s as walnuts & almonds are harvested! YUM!
H – I – J
- Haley Farms — Somehow I goofed and failed to get Mike & Pam’s blog on the list right off, luckily I caught my mistake. They raise corn, soybeans, wheat and Simmental cattle. They’ve taken a lot of time helping me learn about cattle, including suffering through a million questions during my first livestock show experience.
- I Heart Country Heaven — Definitely a country life blog. It comes out of Iowa so get ready for the ultimate Americana.
- Heim Dairy — The Heim family has a dairy farm not far from Kansas City. Jennifer posts various information about the farm and the cows.
- Homestead Hill Farm — Barbara Womack writes about faith, farming and the issues facing the small farm. It is all told by a farmer who is also a long-time Farmers’ Market vendor.
- Just another day on the Farm — The daily musings of a small farm in Ontario, Canada.
- Kim’s County Line — Kim puts her commentary and photos about life on a Kansas farm on her blog. She’s a farm wife who writes about farm life, photos, recipes and life in general. She said having checked out several of the blogs listed here, she truly appreciates the resource & would enjoy being added.
- Kissed a Farmer is the blog that Susie Wilde writes about the farm she got into when she married her dear Daniel. They live in Texas’ Chihuahuan Desert where they grow dryland cotton (meaning they can’t irrigate it.
- Kiss My Tractor — Alise’s creativity isn’t only with the blog’s name! They write about a wide variety of ag topics, including farmer profiles, recipes, quotes, interesting news stories, hot issues, and more from the Pacific Northwest.
- Let’s Talk Farm Animals is a Canadian effort that includes quite a few farmers sharing information about their farms and the livestock they care for.
- Life in Mud Splattered Boots — Love that Anne reached out to me some time ago about listing her UK blog! She tries to post weekly about whatever is happening in her family’s world. Some great food posts!
- The Life of a Farmer’s Wife is an Alabama blog where the Millers talk about their farm — 1,200 acres of cotton, peanuts, corn, and soybeans in North Central Alabama. We also have 4 poultry broiler houses and 20 head of cattle. Stephanie writes about life on the farm, including “farming 101″ posts that explains things that happen on the farm, their family, vacations, holidays, recipes, anything and everything!
- Life on a Kansas Cattle Ranch — My dear friend Debbie Lyons-Blythe is a rancher in Kansas. That girl can do it all! She not only has raised five awesome kids but she raises cattle her way, though her DH does chores on the weekend. She rocks!
- Little Birdie Told Me — Kelsey does a great job of putting together things about what her world is like, first it was as a newlywed and now as a mom!
- Little Black Cow Dog — Love an Aussie cattleman’s blog showcasing a great farm dog!
- Little Prairie Baby is a great farm mom blog from Alberta, Canada. Cheyenne takes some amazing photos (though I don’t envy her for living in one of the five coldest places on Earth!) and has some yummy looking recipes too!
- Living on the Edge… — Mad props to Amanda Sollman on the blog that has changed with her as she takes turns here and there. She’s engaged and they have bought a house so she’s got plenty of things to write about even if she doesn’t have a lot of time to write! PS – She rocks as does the blog.
- The Magic Farmhouse — Check out what’s happening in the world of Jenny Schweigert. She’s in Illinois and loves raising boys, chicks, cows and whatever else they come across!
- I Married a Milkman — The Wiebes are the last remaining dairy in the largest county in Kansas. Kerry there blogs about everything from keeping up with 5 kiddos, 1 milkman and life on the dairy and everything else in between. She does a “Vintage Friday” where there’s a regular sale. She says life is udderly good!
- Martin Family Farms – One of my long-time favorite on-farm blogs because Doug Martin does a great job of keeping small posts coming from his family farm in Illinois. And does a great job putting a face on agriculture.
- Minnesota Farmer – A blog I am still not sure how I found but thankful he found me or I found him. Great info from a farmer in Minnesota. (Footnote: Michael found me years ago and we finally have met a few times!)
- Minnesota Farm Living — Wanda Patsche writes about life on her family farm and other information that folks not from the farm may be interested in.
- MommyDoctorFarmer — Samantha McLerran is a farm mom who spends her days at the clinic taking care of others in her rural Tennessee county. You get to see great kids, beautiful scenery and learn something on this site.
- The Montana Ranch Adventure — The Kougl’s left family & friends in South Dakota looking to make life a bit better for their family. Starting something new with two little ones in Montana will present lots of challenges but hopefully the rewards are immense!
- Montana ranch and rodeo perspectives. Kari blogs occasionally, usually good for a great laugh! Excellent writing.
- My Prairie Days — Katie Heger tells the story of her farm and family on the North Dakota prairie.
- My Other More Exciting Life — Laura was a born-and-raised a farm girl in Minnesota and she writes about life working in agricultural communications off the farm with a poultry association – along with plenty of other topics (family, food, shoes, wine, travel, etc.) that happen to strike my fancy at any given moment.
- NuttyGrass is a blog Brenda started about farming but she says “life on a farm is more than just tractors and fuel, it’s a way of life and one that I want to share.”
- On the Banks of Squaw Creek is where you’ll find Katie Olthoff sharing information about her family’s turkey farm in Iowa. SHe talks family , farm and small business topics.
- Oregon Green — My friend Marie Bowers Stagg does a great job of talking about agriculture in Pacific Northwest and her family’s grass seed farm. She also writes a bit about other things happening in her world. Her recent marriage is ripe for posts!
P – Q
- Paint the Town Ag is the project of a city girl who is now a farm girl in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She writes all sorts of things and takes them all with her unique view.
- Pinke Post — Katie Pinke does a great job of keeping us up on what’s happening in her North Dakota family, she’s a farm girl off the farm but it shows in most things she does anyway.
- Plowing Through Life is a view into the life a twenty something Ohio mom plowing her way through lief with a cute farmer son. Seriously, this kid lives farming!
- Pork Power Blog — This is a blog done by a group of pork farmers… recipes and marathon training are among the themes.
- Powell Acres Farm — The Powells started farming late in life and are still holding their day jobs but are putting in the infrastructure for a small organic fruit and vegetable farm. We are trying to be sustainable with various solar technologies and like permaculture. On the blog, they write about anything that happens to be going on in their lives.
- Prairie Californian — Jenny Dewey Rohrich shoots some amazing photos and she spreads joy with those routinely on her blog. She lives in rural North Dakota with her new hubby Mark and they love sharing their travels, etc. alongside farm info about sunflowers, soybeans, etc.
- Quiet Owl Farm — Rosie has a goal… a goal of having a family farm as a twenty-something renter who has student loan debt. She documents the journey as she tries to make that transition from town renter with a backyard garden and a few meat rabbits to real farmer. She writes about practical topics relating to gardening, animal husbandry, crafting, and cooking, but also discuss more personal topics like balancing debt, work, and future goals.
- A Ranch Mom — Kay writes about life on a working ranch in Wyoming from a mom’s point of view. She also posts recipes and memories from her childhood.
- Ranch Wife Chronicles — Love the photos Robyn shoots of their family’s South Dakota ranch! She does neat photography posts on a regular basis but also takes the time to talk about what’s happening in her part of the world.
- Ransom Farms — A great farm mom blog! She’s also doing some neat things with photography. They’ve added a new Ransom to the family and something is always up with cattle or crops.
- RealAgriculture – A blog that tells you everything you ever wanted to know about Canadian agriculture but were afraid to ask. By my good friend Shaun Haney.
- Real Ranchers – This is a blog written by multiple authors posting a few times a week about the ranches of Wyoming.
- Red Dirt in My Soul. Carol has a great blog about ranchlife in Wyoming! She blogs most days about everyday life on the on ranch, photography, dogs, creative projects.
- Reese Farm Roots — Ohio farmers Matt & Kristin Reese share the stories of their farm family.
- Roy’s Farm — I like the fact Roy shares information that could help others deciding to do some small livestock or other things. Kind of like my dear friend Jan at Slow Money Farm.
- Rural Route 2 is Katie Pratt’s blog of the Life & Times of An Illinois Farm Girl – including the facts, figures and follies of growing up a farm girl, marrying a farmer and parenting two farm kids. She enjoys farm life and you can feel it on the blog
- Scott Stebner is a photographer I met forever ago… really. He has such an incredible eye for people and places… Check out his agricultural photography and advocacy blog that uses photography and video to tell the stories of farmers an ranchers.
- Sew and Sow Farm — Love the name of the Georgia blog & the description Jan gave me earlier. “He sows while I sew! Mostly about cattle, crops, hay, canning, cooking, sewing, crafts, storytelling and living small town life.”
- Sherrill Farms — Andrea and Ed live on a small hay farm in Texas that his grandparents started as sharecroppers and worked hard to earn the money to buy their original farm land. Ed is the third generation carrying on the family’s farming tradition and the family tries to post a scrap every day of what’s going on at the farm.
- Slow Money Farm – Jan Hoadley blogging about her small farm in northern Alabama. She writes about fresh foods and some great photos.
- Slow Money Food — Jan also shares the information about food — what are the ways to store, prepare, etc and especially does well speaking to being budget conscious.
- SweetHomeMinnesota – Emily’s blog started after ACFC10 about life with her young family on a dairy farm and working in health care. She rocks.
T – U
- Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom — My dear friend Nicole Small has been blogging her cattle farm in southeastern Kansas for a while now. Love that she gets her kids involved with projects like Flat Aggie <(can’t help but remind me of my Flat Stanley on the Farm series!)
- Terry Etherton’s blog on Biotechnology — Terry Etherton is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and Head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State University. He is also a renowned expert in biotechnology.
- The Aggie Hipster Taylor Short is a college student at Missouri State who blogs about friends, college, family, having fun, and what agriculture means to her.
- The Dairy Mom — Dairy farming in northeast Ohio is a celebration of family for this dairy mom. She rocks.
- The Dairyman’s Blog – Will Gilmer of Gilmer Dairy in Sulligent, Alabama puts together thoughts about the farm and agriculture.
- The Fastline Blog — A company blog that is well done… check them out if you don’t know them.
- Three kids & a Bunch of Pigs — I love what Heather Hill (aka @ProudPorkMom) does. Like lots of farm moms, she’s working full-time, raising kids and helping on the farm. So what does that leave her with? Time to blog? Probably not but she does an awesome job with it anyway!
- Truth or Dairy is by Carla & Kris who describe themselves as having recently chucked the corporate life for life on the farm. It’s clear they are happy with their decision.
- Twins’ Farm in Spain — The Twins’ Farm is a small farm in Cuenca, near Madrid (La Alberca de Záncara, Cuenca, Spain). They followed me on Twitter & I didn’t catch them for a bit. Sure glad I did! Great to see photos from a very different farm & crop mix than I have locally. (And I love Spanish olives!)
- The Udder Side — I have NO IDEA how this blog hasn’t been on my list before! It is an absolute favorite of mine as the secret agent cows on Ryan Bright’s Tennessee dairy farm report back on various things they see and do. When the secret agents got in touch they said they were obviously so good at keeping their secret they had stayed under my radar but in reality, I love getting their new posts in my inbox!
V – X
- Vegetable Freak — The Peterson’s Farm in Rochester, Minnesota is a small organic farm focused on vegetables and the local community. They write about everything from how to keep your plants alive, to stories we get at the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market or the compost pile.
- Vermillion Farms — Not sure how I’ve missed listing Rachel’s blog! She and her husband Jason farm in Colorado, and you can see from some of the posts she writes that her family raises pigs.
- Walking The Off-Beaten Path — Lana does a great job capturing her family farm in daily stories and photos.
- Wag’n Tales – Val Wagner from ND blogging about life on a ND farm with her family of four sons.
- Watch Us Grow — Illinois Farm Families have come together to provide good information for folks who don’t happen to live on farms.
- Weekend Cowgirl — You will love this blog! I especially love the photos and graphics she does but reading what’s happening in the day to day is good reading too!
- What the Farm? — This Redmond, Oregon farm blog serves up “Homesteading, Hobby Farming, Rural Life, Gardening, Short Stories, Recipes, Sheep, Poultry, Horses, Project Ideas, More…”
- Willow Lea Stock Farm — Michele and her family raise cattle and crops in Illinois.
- Wing & A Prayer — Life on a fiber farm in Southern Vermont where they raise Shetland, Merino, & Cotswold Sheep, Registered Angora Goats, Alpacas, ponies & horses, dairy goats, and a variety of poultry from white peafowl to runner ducks. Oh, and Princess Peppermint, the American Guinea Hog who reigns supreme.
- A Year In The Life Of A Farmer Jake writes about the day-to-day life of a farm family in southern Saskatchewan, with a few opinionated commentaries mixed in, from GMOs to railway problems.
- Zadik Llamas is a German farm that blogs their adventures in llama and alpaca breeding. Llamas and alpacas. They blog in German (there is a translate button) about life on a llama farm including some private snippets, wool and fibre, recipes, offers, opinions, press releases, art, projects and whatever takes my fancy. Hit the Translate-button.
- Zweber Family Farm News – Emily and Tim Zweber write about their farm and the area that it supplies fresh food & dairy to around Minneapolis.
One Final Note
Please note, I had some other blogs on this list in the past and they don’t appear to be creating content as regularly as they once did or have suspended publication. Rather than delete them, I created a list of farm blogs I have retired at least temporarily but I’d also like to consider some of them as ripe for a comeback!