Tweet transcript from #foodchat 10-20-2009

Wow.  Twitter chat sessions are always fever pitched, but I have a new found respect for folks who host them!  Shaun Haney & I sat in on responsibilities for #foodchat last night.  Michele Payn-Knoper does so many of these and handles the stress so well week after week… Okay, when technology melts down she may […]

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Common Sense Agriculture: Harris Ranch vs. Cal Poly - The Rest of the Story

Common Sense Agriculture: Harris Ranch vs. Cal Poly – The Rest of the Story

Jeff Fowle is a farmer rancher I’ve gotten to know over twitter.  Today, he posted a blog entry about the recent events involving Michael Pollan, Cal Poly and Harris Ranch.  It is one of the first in-depth first-hand accounts I’ve had the chance to read (though I’ve appreciated that several alumni, students, etc have briefly […]

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Mid-South Cotton at Harvest

With that title, I just have to start this post by screaming UGH! It’s most likely what you’d hear if you brought the topic up to a Mid-South cotton farmer.  Well, if they were able to refrain from cursing.  And while today is gorgeous, cotton farmers in the Mid-South are looking at yield and quality […]

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Get Involved: World Food Day

We’re looking at food insecurity on #foodchat this week…. saw this in the feed and wanted to pop it up here too.  World Food Day was Friday. The FAO’s website on World Food Day says some things that give me pause for thought. With an estimated increase of 105 million hungry people in 2009, there […]

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Diwali celebrations in Kuala Lumpur

My first Diwali

iwali… just saw the word in a friend’s status line and immediately thought about how lucky I’ve been to witness the festival.  It was during my trip to Malaysia in 2006.  While I still want to be in India sometime during Diwali (or Deepavali depending on who’s talking about it), the taste of it in […]

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Tweet transcript from the Pollan Panel Discussion 10-15-09 (#pp1009)

Today, Cal Poly hosted a panel discussion on agriculture.  Some of our tweeps were in the audience — @dairy dino and @ilovefarmers – and quite a few were watching through the live stream on the net.  It was really something to see and listen to and the tweet flow was steady.  I wanted to revisit […]

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I Love Farmers… the #onthefarm twitter interview

My friend Nick started a twitter hashtag #onthefarm as a way to connect to the farm weekly.  This week he thought he’d take a break and let me do the interview.  I may want to steal the project from him totally now.  🙂  I had so incredibly much fun picking a topic, getting the folks […]

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Irrigated vs dryland cotton (Sept 09)

Several weeks ago I was in Texas for a field day & some meetings.  Threw this video together quickly and figured now that I’ve started the blog, I may as well just post it here.  No reason I should expect folks to go find it on YouTube.  Anyway, if you don’t know how important water […]

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A place called Atipotha…

When people hear tales of India, the images that come to mind are of densely populated cities and spicy foods.  I’ve got lots of stories along those lines but think that I’d rather write my first Indian blog entry where my trip to India began.  I the far south state of Kerala in a small […]

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Crop circles on the High Plains

As I flew into Lubbock this week, I stared out the window.  No matter how many times I see the High Plains, I’m always taken by how different it is than the other places I visit.  In fact, I’d say it’s different than all the places I visit.  I love it.  I was also lovin […]

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He’s just a little Speck (a free-range one at that)

Okay, this is less about travel and culture than I anticipate writing about most of the time, but it is connected.  And while others change the names of people to protect the innocent, I think the characters in here are okay with being identified.  : ) Kelly, my best friend in college, took a year […]

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Traveling alone and making new friends

My first overseas trip was what some would call a doozy.  While I hate to give away quite so much on my age, the context is sort of important, so in that spirit, I will say the trip was to the Soviet Union — Moscow and Volgograd to be exact.  I know those are Russian […]

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Memphis’ Own Cooper-Young Festival

It’s a chance to relax…. Listen to some good tunes (we heard Will Tucker and God only knows who else)… Grab a bite to eat (we picked the opulence crepe and later shared a funnelcake with my neice)… What I love most is it is Memphis through and through.  The vibe you get.  The people […]

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