Category Archives: Agvocate

A New Farmer Blog!

There is a new blog in town, and I am happy to be a contributor  alongside several other great farmer bloggers accross the country!  This blog was designed to bring together many of the great blogs various farmers have created … Continue reading

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No Mercy for Animal Abuse

I just watched a horrific video filmed by a vegan activist group about how one farm very clearly did not care for the welfare and health of the dairy calves.  I just want to say that I am outraged; nobody … Continue reading

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Farm Week in Pictures

Still no planting this week :( Still getting equipment ready, delivering hay and straw as well as the everyday chores of feeding the cattle.  Just a few pictures I snapped around the farm this week, enjoy! View from the skid … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Lunch Money!

  There has been a battle brewing in Ohio for the past two years.  That battle has been between farmers that have relied of facts and science to ensure that their livestock is well cared for and animal rights groups … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday AgChat Foundation!

A little over two years ago somehow I started fumbling my way around twitter as a way to invite others onto my farm to get a glimps of what everyday farm life is about. Not long after I started using … Continue reading

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No Room At The Inn – Oversupply of Organic Milk

  This week I was visiting with a neighbor that began the process a few years back of transitioning his family’s dairy farm to organic.  There are several reasons why a farmer may consider transitioning to organic farming, for my … Continue reading

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Veal Crates in Ohio

Because OLCSB members are bound to an ethical responsibility to adopt animal care standards that are best suited for the farmer and animal and looking at the previous research conducted within the United States I was not surprised when the OLCSB was unable to adopt the suggestions put forth by the agreement between the past governor, HSUS, and Ohio Farm groups. Continue reading

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Farmer Stereotypes – True or False?

Mike was recently featured on the AgChat Foundation blog in a post regarding the validity of agricultural stereotypes. Here is the content of the post. For further information regarding the AgChat Foundation, or to comment on this post, please see … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

There are many benefits to living on a farm; one of them includes watching calves nurse, run, jump and play.  Today I was watching a newborn calf nurse and felt it would be selfish not to share so I pulled … Continue reading

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Oprah’s One-Week Challenge

Today I did something I usually abstain from; I actually took time out of my day and sat down to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show. Why? Because she was talking about a topic that I care about, animal agriculture Continue reading

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