One of the folks I met through the National Agri-Marketing Association, Robert Ratliff, recently help me connect the dots. Robert grew up on a cotton farm and had posted the photo to the left on his Facebook page. The caption on it pointed to a different machine that he used to pick cotton old school. He explained he “remembers ‘Second… Read More
Video closeup in a field of cotton and some of the bolls off the plant. Talking through the fiber & the plant’s use.
My niece’s first visit to a farm at the age of 22. We spent the day in cotton fields watching the farm crew go about their work and even going along for a ride. This is a guest post from her saying what she’s learned.
Beginning of the series on cotton to talk about the parts of the plant, how it’s used, etc. Some of the things that make it so freakin awesome.
It happens often. People do something so heart-warming it goes viral on the internet. This video was shared on Facebook — I saw it from a friend who lives in Denver and who I went to college with in Oklahoma. The amazing thing it I’ve been in the small town of Manila in Arkansas — lots of cotton farmers there…. Read More
Feeding cattle properly is a very important part of keeping them healthy. Like with people, diseases can be treated and prevented through proper nutrition. Cows have a very unique microbial population in their stomach that allows them to digest parts of plants that humans cannot. This presents a unique situation and opportunity. In addition to feeding cattle to keep them healthy, feeding them economically is also an important concern.