Ag Activism

Share some food love

Michele Payn-Knoper, a leading U.S. farm and food advocate, is passionate about social media and helping farmers learn how to use it to connect with consumers. Now, she’s written a book, called “No More Food Fights!” FULL STORY »

Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition launches online resource

The resource is designed to answer consumers' questions about farm animal care and assist farmers in providing the latest science-based animal care standards. It also provides access to animal care experts. FULL STORY »

Iowa sends volley across animal activists’ bow

A new law in Iowa that prohibits fraudulent activity by animal-rights activists on livestock farms may serve as a template for other states. According to Iowa State Senator Joe Seng, states such as Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio and Utah may be interested. FULL STORY »

Upgrade farm security

Every farm, large and small, should consider strategies aimed at reducing farmstead vulnerability to property crime. Here are some ways to improve farm security. FULL STORY »

Ag communications symposium coming in February

Is it possible to find common ground among colliding beliefs surrounding food and agriculture? Food security is one of the most pressing issues facing world leaders today, and despite the technological tools available to help more of the world's population reach self-sufficiency, an epic communications challenge remains. FULL STORY »

Intensive ag critical to future

Global food demand could double by 2050, according to a new projection by David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology in the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences, and colleagues, including Jason Hill, assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Dissecting animal rights

In the end, the answer to whether the rest of the animal kingdom should have legal standing is a no-brainer. But verbalizing that conclusion is a lot tougher than you might think—until now. FULL STORY »

Tweet your thanks

This Thanksgiving season, people throughout the food system will be using social media to show their thanks for food and raise awareness of agriculture through the AgChat Foundation’s #foodthanks campaign. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Pursuing the ‘cruelty’ scam

Nothing stirs the fund-raising efforts of animal welfare groups better than a sensational story about abused animals needing to be rescued, then supported with cash—lots of cash. FULL STORY »

Discovery Networks will feature farmer/rancher videos

Real farmers and ranchers will be telling their stories in the weeks ahead to help Americans learn more about how food is grown and raised. The effort includes documentary-style videos that will begin airing across the Discovery Communications’ networks. FULL STORY »

Advocating for dairy in 140 characters or less

Have you ever struggled with drafting catchy, informative and effective posts, comments and Tweets that will help generate positive online dairy dialogue? This is a session you won’t want to miss! Mark your calendar for Nov. 7. FULL STORY »

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