Sorry, This Will Likely Make You Jealous If You Aren’t at #AFBF10

This is going to be a really crummy video but hey, I’m having too much fun to sit here and write much! I got to Seattle yesterday and after a little sightseeing & recharge time on the heels of the Beltwide, I have hit the ground at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention! I […]

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Amy Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth!

Amy Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth!

To think, I may have missed this blog post if a friend hadn’t brought it to my attention!  It is as if Amy stole the words out of my head and put them in her blog!  Okay, that may be overstating things, but it’s incredibly close to what I was thinking yesterday. Here’s Amy’s blog: […]

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My Top 10 Farm-Related Hashtags in 2009

My Top 10 Farm-Related Hashtags in 2009

I’ve seen enough blogs on twitter’s top hashtags or topics for 2009 to never want to see another.  However, I couldn’t help but notice that agriculture seems to get left off the list!  Fine then (as a friend of mine would say)!  I’ll just make my own list and I’ll open it up for discussion […]

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Every Winter Presents Challenges on the Farm

Every Winter Presents Challenges on the Farm

The blog I posted doing a roundup of what Mark and Debbie’s farms were like through the holidays as they cared for livestock caught the eye of my friend Elaine Shein.  Elaine & I met through the American Agricultural Editors Association.  She’s originally from Saskatchewan and knows a bit about blizzards and the daily dedication […]

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The Latest Round of Rumors -- Security Precautions

The Latest Round of Rumors — Security Precautions

I’m one of those people others consider a road warrior.  I travel routinely.  I relish the adventures and find ways to enjoy  business travel whenever possible.  I travel enough that I get the free upgrades, don’t pay to check luggage, and can use the expedited security lines in Memphis (my primary airport).  Because it’s so […]

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The 2009 Blizzard Through the Tweets of Two Farmers

The 2009 Blizzard Through the Tweets of Two Farmers

As the calendar clicked over to Christmas, I posted a blog entry on some of my thoughts about staying home for the holiday.  Staying home was like a dream because I travel a lot and while I LOVE travel, the change of pace sounded like a fantastic idea.  I took time to point out that […]

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Staying Home for the Holidays

Staying Home for the Holidays

I’m lucky enough to have multiple choice at the holidays usually.  The benefit of being single.  All the moms & kids seem to be driver.  I’m usually with family in one place or another although I sometimes also squeeze in vacation fun.  This year the decision was to stay put.  I love traveling to see […]

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I Can't Seem to Think in Numbers, I'm a People Person

I Can’t Seem to Think in Numbers, I’m a People Person

I was playing around on the web and decided to go to twitter’s website to check trending topics — I saw too many Chuck Norris tweets and having bought a Chuck Norris book for last year’s office Christmas party exchange, I just had to know.  When I logged in… the number of zeros popped up.  […]

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Blushing (But with Pride)

Blushing (But with Pride)

I’m not sure I’d bite off a daunting list like the top ag tweeps… but Sabrina at Fastline put one together.  There are lots of tweeps I put way ahead of me.  But I’m thrilled to be included as it seems that I’m contributing to the discussion on agriculture with what I’m putting out on […]

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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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InfoFarm: The NAL Blog: National Agricultural Library

InfoFarm: The NAL Blog: National Agricultural Library. Mike Haley pointed out the NAL blog to me earlier when I was asking a few questions… they did a post on #thankafarmer and this post on #moo.  I’m going to start checking it out  more often!  This post is months and months old.  But made me smile […]

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My mom & brother headed to his big red barn to check on the chickens & goats.

A New Thanksgiving Tradition in the Making? #Thankafarmer

Thanksgiving has always been an incredible part of my life.  I’ve celebrated the holidays many years with vast number of family and other years I’ve been in faraway places like India or Italy where friends have attempted to make me feel at home, particularly for that meal. This year, we will likely have 60-65 people […]

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A Drive Will Do You Good On a Nice Day

A Drive Will Do You Good On a Nice Day

I’m very lucky to have excuses to get out and see the countryside fairly frequently.  It’s almost addicting when it’s harvest or planting time…. or on any really nice day there is a crop in the field!  This week the drive back to Memphis from St. Louis found me stopping on the road and grabbing […]

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