Here we are, checking in for the first day of the 30-day blogging challenge and I’m already behind. But at least it’s not 11:58 p.m.
Anyway, as I mentioned Friday, for the 30-day challenge this November, we’re talking all things ag info. You have questions about food, farming and agriculture. Where do you go to get the best unbiased, reliable ag-related info? Do you rely on Google, or do you have some trusted websites?
While I love Google, and turn to it often, I hope that isn’t the only place you turn to for information about food and farming. If you don’t have a list of sites you like to visit, bookmark this post, because that’s what we’re covering for the next 30 days.
For day no. 1, I’m sending you straight to the source. After all, the information is always best straight from the horse’s mouth.
Want to know why cows are vaccinated and for which diseases they receive vaccinations? Curious about how farmers use antibiotics in food animals? How about housing systems for chickens or pigs? Want to know more about how farmers use fertilizers and other chemicals on their crops? Or, maybe you want to know how and why farmers choose to plant GMO crops.
Even better, they have a well-maintained and monitored Facebook page where you can take all of your burning agriculture questions. One (or several!) of their farmers (who you can meet on their website) will be happy to answer you question. And, I promise, it’s not just a one-sided discussion. Just check out some of the comments. There are folks from all walks of life and with all kinds of opinions. As long as the discussion remains civil, with no name calling or profanity, Ask the Farmers is interested in the conversation.
Oh, and they’re on Twitter and Instagram (just look for askthefarmers), too!
For more 30 Days posts, be sure to visit these awesome blogs, which happen to be two of my favorites: