Posts from "February, 2013"

Are you on the edge of farming?

In the last year a lot of groups and organizations decided it was time to start promoting agriculture. That led to initiatives such as the Ag More Than Ever program and a few others. The idea behind them is to get the general public familiar with farming again, and let them know how important it

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Eugene Whelan was IP in a political crop

I was sorry to read this week that Eugene Whelan, one of the most colorful federal Agriculture Ministers in the last 100 years had died. He was 88. My one notable claim is that I covered Whelan’s first speaking engagement after he was appointed agriculture minister in 1972. It was in the community of Avonmore,

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Man, parts of the world are so out of whack

Part of the curse of being a fashion icon is that every farm show or field event you go to people rush up and want to know “who are you wearing?” “And show us your shoes, too….oh, those are fabulous.” And of course my stock, tried-and-true answer “Oh, this? It is by Mr. Mark’s.” For

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Ag Connect Expo

I spent most of the last week of January in Kansas City at Ag Connect Expo. This was only the third time this show has been held, and it started off on a pretty small scale—at least in terms of attendance. But from the start, this event has had some pretty impressive sponsors. All the

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