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A Working Cotton Dictionary (Words Cotton Folks Use that May Confuse Others)

aka Vocabulary the Way I’ve Heard Cotton Farmers & Other Experts Use It & How It Can Be Misunderstood If the title and subhead don’t point out this is not an academic endeavor, then let me say it outright. THIS IS NO ACADEMIC DICTIONARY ON COTTON. This is just a simple compilation of words that […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Thanksgiving Tree of #foodthanks

this photo for Wordless Wednesday is part of the #foodthanks effort organized by the AgChat Foundation.

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Generations of Hands Working the Soil, Dirt or Clay

When you talk to farmers, the connections to their land and ancestors is almost always brought into the discussion. Images of their forefathers and foremothers using their hands or primitive tools to shape the land into something that would bear fruit. There is a pride in knowing your family’s heritage includes work that brings thing […]

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Fast Company Covers Cotton Farmer Larkin Martin's Use of GPS

Fast Company Covers Cotton Farmer Larkin Martin’s Use of GPS

Monday, out of the blue, a tweet popped up bringing to mind a friend and pointing to an article in Fast Company. The tweet was sent cause I make my love of cotton clear, and I’ve got a bit of a niche in Twitter but he couldn’t have known what he’d trigger. The article read […]

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Honor Farm Workers and Thank a Farmer

Honor Farm Workers and Thank a Farmer

The headline of the LATimes article excerpted & linked below caught my attention because of the “should be.” My first reaction was “Farm work is honorable” but I have to say my mind went to the reality that very few people in my neighborhood would realize that. I’m sure the Los Angeles metro area would […]

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Can a city girl host a farm visit?

Can a city girl host a farm visit?

Okay… I want to set up a farm field day.  I just had the idea and I’m pretty excited so I’m writing this blog as part of the thought process… I sure would like some help fleshing it out. The reason I ask…  I recently wrote about how geeked up I was to go to a […]

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Speechless or Ready to Rant? I Chose The Middle Ground

I started tapping this blog entry as we reached our cruising altitude on a flight home. It’s been a long weekend with a lot going on work-wise.  Good stuff for the cotton business, but there seemed to be more than a few things making me feel a bit off my pace.  I know it won’t […]

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Tips for a livestock newbie?

Tips for a livestock newbie?

I’ve been talking with quite a few of my tweeps about animal agriculture over the last several months and realized it is something of a hole for me.  Sure I helped twitter #moo. Then again, it was hard to say no when a farmer asked so nicely and other farmers like Ray Prock gave it […]

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