Five Farm Blogs I Love

My Generation

Day 11: Oh, the limitations of just Five Things! This list could be much longer but here, a look at some of my favorite farmer blogs.

Published on: November 11, 2013

A note: this is in no way comprehensive and would be a much lengthier list if not for the FIVE THINGS thing. I chose these five because they are written by farmers or by folks in transition to farm or ranch, and for their ability to tackle the tough subjects. There are many great agricultural blogs. Amen.

1. The Farmer's Life. Just the facts, straight from Brian Scott's Indiana farm. Plus some great visuals on transparency, like this post about the technology agreement he signs to grow GM crops. He's also been published on CNN's Eatocracy blog – a big deal for a farmer. Twitter: @thefarmerslife

Image design by Erin Ehnle of Keeping it Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl. Shes got good things to say, too.
Image design by Erin Ehnle of Keeping it Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl. She's got good things to say, too.

2. Confessions of a Farm Wife. Emily Webel. Emily will be the first to admit she neither knows nor understand the intricacies of production agriculture. Her blog unabashedly appeals to the non-farm crowd, and she does it with high-style flair. Emily's a real writer, too, and she knows how to pen a good story. Twitter: @emily_webel

3. Illinois Farm Families. Written by a fleet of both farm bloggers and Chicago mom, you'll get a taste of both sides of the ag production information mountain here. And it's a good hub to get to the Chicago moms' personal blogs. Twitter: @ILFarmFamilies

4. Agriculture Proud. Penned by Ryan Goodman, an Arkansas native with a background in cattle ranching and a near-finished masters degree. Ryan is well-traveled and is a write who tells a story well. His posts have been published on CNN's Eatocracy blog, too. Twitter: @agproudryan

5. Feedyard Foodie. Anne Burkholder grew up as a student athlete in Florida, got a degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, met a Nebraska farm boy, and today they run a cattle feedyard and farming operation. Her blog is studied and well-written, as well, and she covers not only their day-to-day but explains the big stuff well, too: antibiotics, hormones, CAFOs, animal handling and more. She does video, too. Twitter: @feedyardfoodie


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