Words are precious, use sparingly. Or, at least, use them correctly. With almost 21 years of experience in agricultural journalism, one would probably be surprised that through my first year of college, I was horrendous at spelling and worse at grammar. Words just didn't seem to matter much. In my second year of college, at … Continue reading Off subject…On word choices
Nearly a third of ag-related injuries involve youths. Small farms are family-oriented businesses, and often they have all their family members helping out. The children who are helping out or visiting the farm are exposed to hazards that they may not understand or know how to react to. Credit: Linda Fetzer, Penn State. Farming typically … Continue reading Off subject…On ag safety
Adventure is found on the untaken road. Also broken necks.
Resilience to climatic conditions may be a focus of genetic selection.
Back in my last year as an active 4-H member, I was awarded the "I Dare You" award in my home county, which included the book by William H Danforth, founder and former chairman of the board of Ralston Purina. The award was intended to recognize leadership qualities of young adults. I was very active … Continue reading Off subject…On leadership