National Farmer Day: The many hats of a 21st Century farmer

It’s National Farmers Day. To many people, farming is a simplistic occupation and the farmer a nice but traditional man who plants the seeds and harvests the crop. But when I look at my farmer, I see a man who has 100 jobs, a million responsibilities and a variety of skills that serve him in … More National Farmer Day: The many hats of a 21st Century farmer

The demise of the grocery store: removing another link between consumer and farmer

Jeff Bezos and his multi-billion-dollar company, Amazon, made news again this week when he announced the purchase of Whole Foods, an upscale grocery store chain that specializes in organic, natural selections. Amazon has spent nearly two decades perfecting the mail-order business, allowing people, like myself, to bypass local retailers, traffic and the check-out line by … More The demise of the grocery store: removing another link between consumer and farmer

America IS Great

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made headlines for dozens of reasons but one aspect of his candidacy that has caught my attention is his ill-fitting, often awkward looking baseball cap that reads “Make America Great Again.” The message, although not alarming at first glance, plays to Trump’s message of American failure, mediocrity and his … More America IS Great

Our Time To Act

I always joke that I live in two worlds. My day job allows me to interact with corporate America and office professionals. I work behind a desk, staring at the computer, with a day planner and email notifications. During the evening and on the weekends, I move into the farming world where I’m feeding cattle, … More Our Time To Act