Ag Activism

Back-to-school brings changes to flavored milk

When school resumes in the fall, cafeterias will be serving more whole grains, more fresh vegetables and milk kids, schools and moms will love. With the ongoing debate over flavored milk in schools, many of the nation’s milk processors have been hard at work over the last five years with their local districts to lower the calories and sugar in this popular drink. FULL STORY »

Dairy video goes viral

When Derik Milanesio decided to create a music video on his dairy farm in Strathmore, Calif., last month, he had no idea the attention it would receive. The music video, “Where them cows at,” has gone viral. As of Monday, the video has had more than 8,200 views and the number keeps climbing. FULL STORY »

Are You the Next Pioneer Woman?

When Ree Drummond graduated from college in California, she never dreamed an Oklahoma ranch life would be in her future — let alone a farm and ranch life that would launch her into stardom. But next week, the Food Network will embark on a new TV cooking show based on Ree’s life ... and it all started with a blog. FULL STORY »

Respond to negative claims online

Has someone posted a negative comment on your blog or farm Facebook page? How did you respond? Were you able to craft an answer that satisfied the person who posted the question and provide additional information to your followers? Mark your calendar for Sept. 28, at 3:00 pm CST for the next 45-minute myDairy webinar, Difficult Conversations: Responding to Negative Claims Online. FULL STORY »

Webisodes offer behind-the-scenes look at life on the farm

American farm families share stories of farm life and running a business. FULL STORY »

Social media tips: What to avoid

Consumers are paying attention to what’s happening in the world of social media, says Josh Lynse, digital strategist with AdFarm. If you don’t believe it, in 2008 information from Google shows that consumers searched more for information about Proposition 2 than they did the Los Angeles Lakers. FULL STORY »

I am not a factory

Anne Burkholder is proud of the cattle she produces at her feedlot and embraces the term CAFO as she explains its meaning to consumers. FULL STORY »

New resources added to ‘My American Farm’ game

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s educational gaming platform, MyAmericanFarm.org, is rolling out another exciting set of resources. My American Farm is a free online game platform that invites third- through fifth-grade students to engage in fun, interactive games as they learn about agriculture. The site is expanding in July 2011 to include the “Equipment Engineer” game. FULL STORY »

Raise your voices

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is calling on everyone in agriculture to raise your voice to educate the consumer public. FULL STORY »

Canadian cheese rolling festival: A delicious and exhilarating event

Thousands of smiling cheese lovers gather in Whistler, British Columbia. FULL STORY »

Nearly 50 percent of milk supply now under FARM umbrella

Today’s consumers want to know that the food they purchase is safe, wholesome, nutritious, and produced with integrity. FULL STORY »

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