It requires more management and skill than ever to Be Ready for the future. And while it’s impossible to have an expert on-staff for every area of your business, there are some very good sources online.
To that end, we’ve added a “Related Ag Blogs” section on the right side of the blog. Each quarter, we’ll update it with different writers and topics. Let us know what you think and please share any other blogs you find helpful for your farming operation!
We’ve chosen a variety of blogs for the first “Related Ag Blogs” section. They include:
- John Phipps: Phipps writes about all things farming and some things that aren’t; it’s a good read because he’s an honest, talented writer who generously intersperses dry wit and self-deprecation in his blog.
- Michele Payn-Knoper: Payn-Knoper is a true advocate for agriculture and is savvy about social media. Her goal is to provide a link between the farm community and consumers by addressing consumers’ most common questions.
- National FFA: If you ever doubt the good work our youth organizations are doing, then check out this blog. Topics range from those close to home (that highlight activities of local chapters) to broader issues like diversity and hunger. It’s been interesting to see how FFA has stayed attuned to the needs of a constantly changing audience.
- Brownfield Network Blog: You hear their voices frequently, but the Brownfield Network Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the work of their reporters, many of whom have been nationally recognized as leaders in their field.
- AgWeb Blogs: It’s all about agriculture at Farm Journal’s website, AgWeb. A diverse group of writers who cover topics from marketing, news, weather, livestock, crops, to community issues and more.
- FarmGateBlog.com: Stu Ellis, formerly with University of Illinois Extension, serves as the farmgateblog.com blogger and editor. Ellis has been a presence in Illinois agriculture for more than 30 years and brings an impressive array of credentials. He provides thorough and thought-provoking content to help farmers stay current on key issues and make decisions for their farming operations.
- Western Producer (Canada): If you want to know about agriculture in western Canada, this is the place to look. The Western Producer is the leading agricultural publication targeted for Western Canadian farmers and ranchers and has been a staple in the agricultural industry since 1923.
- The Weather Channel: What farmer doesn’t like information related to the weather? You’ll find interesting photos of weather events and colorful graphics, along with good, conversational writing.
Do you have some favorite blogs that you follow regularly? If so, let us know in the comments and they could appear on a future version of “Related Ag Blogs”.