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|Posted by email@example.com on June 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
In a Facebook post, Michele Payn Knoper recently asked “Should we be scared of media interviews?” As you see in the accompanying photo, this ain’t my first rodeo so, naturally, my answer would be “no!”
Most of you guys, however have not been prepped for this so it could be a little daunting. Drawing on my own experience and borrowing some points from Joanna Krotz at Microsoft Business and Andy Field at media-training.info, let me make a few su...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg is pitching a ban on large soft drinks and other sugary libations. He’s not the only one who has designs on soda extinction.
While I certainly understand and appreciate the mayor’s concern about the alarming rate of obesity in the U.S., especially among young people, this move raises the obvious question: Should government be allowed to mandate what we can and cannot eat or drink?
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|Posted by email@example.com on June 4, 2012 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
Possibly the most famous advertising headline in history starts “They laughed when I sat down at the piano…”
Sometimes I get a similar reaction when I break out my smart phone to check Facebook or post a tweet. Well, they don’t laugh (out loud, anyway) but the looks on some younger faces reflects a level of incredulity and my older peers just shake their heads and mutter something about trying to recapture my youth. It seems a widely held opinion t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
I haven’t been writing here lately for a number of reasons. For one, there are lots of things competing for my time; church, the farm, my radio show, print media commitments, turkey season – the list goes on.
We’re all busy, but we can usually find time to do the things we really want to do. I just haven’t had the desire to post blog entries and contribute to the noise pollution that is the inter...Read Full Post »
|Posted by email@example.com on March 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
I’ll admit up front that my conservative politics lead me to be less than sympathetic to any movement that co-opts the term “Occupy.” This one in particular, however, begs my attention and prompts me to share a few comments and observations.
On February 27, a group of “Food Justice Advocates,” including Marion Nestle, Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on February 21, 2012 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
As I hear more about the alliance between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States, I can’t help but think of a story about an old fellow working in his garden.
While chopping out some weeds from a plant bed, this particularly tender-hearted gentleman accidentally hit a snake with his hoe. He quickly found a box to put the critter in and took it into the h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by email@example.com on November 5, 2011 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
If supporting US Representative Kristi Noem’s HR 1633: Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 makes me a conspiracy theorist, then I’m in good company. Most of the major agriculture organizations in the country have supported this measure. It all boils down to a basic mistrust o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 5, 2011 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by email@example.com on October 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
from my article in The Farmer’s Pride
Kentucky enjoys a position of prominence when it comes to American beef production. The Commonwealth is the eighth largest producing state in the U.S. and the largest contributor east of the Mississippi River, with more than a million head. As such, beef growers in the Bluegrass should always be on th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 1, 2011 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|