‘We lost a good man’

by ‎07-21-2013 04:18 PM - edited ‎07-21-2013 04:52 PM

Dan Specht lost his lfe in a farm accident, reminding us of the dangers of farming. But there is another lesson in his life's work--that we still have much to learn about how things fit together between nature and agriculture.


Where are all the cover crops?

by ‎07-10-2013 10:16 AM - edited ‎07-10-2013 01:45 PM

Cover crop adoption is making some surprising strides and producing some big benefits for farmers, according to a new report. But why can't you see more cover crops from the road then? 


Taking this pollinator thing seriously

by ‎06-18-2013 03:34 PM - edited ‎06-19-2013 08:47 AM

It's Pollinator Week, time to take a closer look at the creatures that are the farmer's partners in food production.


Tornado chasing is a drive that can kill

by ‎06-03-2013 01:57 PM - edited ‎06-03-2013 02:30 PM

If you've ever stopped to watch a big storm, you know the feeling. There's something about storm watching that's infectious, but it's bug that can kill even profession tornado chasers.


Google Glass: Hang on to your hat

by ‎05-08-2013 01:59 PM - edited ‎05-09-2013 03:20 PM

Google Glass, a lens-less pair of glasses with a miniature computer fixed to the right ear piece, holds promise to be the next big thing on the farm.


Making a list of farm likes...and dislikes

by ‎05-01-2013 10:02 AM - edited ‎05-01-2013 10:56 AM

Lists may be the way we first began to create order in the world. They are a practical guide to getting through the day. And lists can maybe help us understand how we look at the agricultural world. Here goes....


Sinkhole tragedy hits home

by ‎03-04-2013 01:46 PM - edited ‎03-04-2013 02:16 PM

The strange incident in Florida, in which a man was pulled from his bedroom into a sinkhole, continues to draw media attention, days after the occurence. It's hard to imagine the horror of what it must be like to get sucked into the earth without warning. But those who work out on the land every day have some experience with the dark side of the landscape.


Former farm boy keeps innovating in Internet world

by ‎02-20-2013 11:17 AM - edited ‎02-22-2013 04:10 PM

Somebody asked me in New York last week what I was doing there. Did I find any corn fields? Hah, hah. No, but, I did find one smart farm boy—Evan Williams, one of the most influential people in Internet publishing.


Picturing ag in 2030

by ‎12-11-2012 03:29 PM - edited ‎12-12-2012 07:00 AM

A new study of global trends foresees huge shifts in the global economy. If the trends are realized, the world has many challenges--and opportunities--in store for farmers.


Scary stories show need for farm security

by ‎11-30-2012 11:27 AM - edited ‎11-30-2012 02:01 PM

The stories you can hear from farmers about burglary and vandalism are a big wake-up call to take stock of your security measures.