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AgChat Foundation Conference (#ACFC10) Early Arrivals

It’s finally here! Months of planning by the training committee and lots of planning and excitement on behalf of the many participants & presenters is finally being realized! The excitement is clear! And finally the AgChat Foundation is here! WOO HOO! Here are a bunch of photos for those who are watching from afar to […]

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Elvis & Agriculture - My Perspective

Elvis & Agriculture – My Perspective

There are a few events in a city’s history that brings everyone there together. Think for a minute about your hometown. What are those events that bind people together? A historic battle? Maybe a incredible weather event? Annual festivals get a common history in a different way. In Memphis, there are a few major things […]

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Standing Up for Yourself Through Social Media

Standing Up for Yourself Through Social Media

The saying “one apple can spoil the whole bunch” is something I’ve given thought to now and then, not just in relationship to the produce in my kitchen or at the grocery, but like most folks, I’ve thought of it in connection to people.  Usually the thought is you don’t want to let one rotten […]

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I Just Can't Get It, Don't Want to Either

I Just Can’t Get It, Don’t Want to Either

This week I took a 48 hour vacation. I went to one of America’s great cities – Chicago. I had an incredible time at the Cubs game Tuesday night. Baseball is one of my favorite sports to watch. Always has been. And while I love the Yankees (enough to have a Yankees jacket on even […]

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Opening day is finally here!

Opening day is finally here!

I’m not talking about a hunting or sports season, but it is something a lot of people look forward to — the opening of the Memphis Farmers Market downtown! I’ve missed the opening event but I’ve seen updates of lots of folks who went.  And it doesn’t look like they missed me as there was […]

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I am "Ag Proud"

I am “Ag Proud”

The question about why I’m proud to be in agriculture is a tough one. Pride is not the first word that comes to me when I think about working in agriculture… I think that is more passion. I stumbled into agriculture by accident really, thinking I would get experience at a farm publications company and […]

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Paying Tribute to “Just a Farmer, Plain & Simple”

A friend recently told me his grandpa had passed away.  His granddad had farmed in the same community his whole life — he was 90 and was still active, he had even helped with the lengthy weather-ravaged harvest this past fall.  From the stories I heard from the combine, I knew he must be loved […]

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Getting My Bearings on The Philippines Central Plains

Getting My Bearings on The Philippines Central Plains

Another post in my series on Philippine agriculture — this one includes the basics of the Central Plains. As I mentioned before, the host for part of my vacation owns a seed company in The Philippines.  We were excited to be going to a field day his company was hosting.  I didn’t know what the […]

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