• I scream, You Scream, We all scream for Ice Cream

    By Jenna Kilgus Earlier this month, I gave a tour of my farm to twenty pre-school aged children from a local day care. I asked them, “What’s your favorite dairy product.” Unsurprisingly, I received an enthusiastic, loud and simultaneous answer: “ICE CREAM!!” July is National Ice Cream Month. I love to celebrate and I’m guessing… [Continue Reading]

    I scream, You Scream, We all scream for Ice Cream
  • Family Feature: Maine and Chianina Junior Nationals | June 17 – 24

    feature piece from Kyndal Reitzenstein Grand Island, Nebraska hosted the Maine and Chianina Junior Nationals this year. Exhibitors from all across the nation participated in numerous contests and shows. The Higgins family from Auburntown, Tennessee, competed at junior nationals. I was lucky enough to talk with Allison and Amelia about their operation and how advocating for agriculture… [Continue Reading]

    Family Feature: Maine and Chianina Junior Nationals | June 17 – 24
  • Bringing Back Why We AgVocate

    It is easy to get caught up in the numbers, likes, views, rates and excitement of social media. I remember when I first became addicted to Twitter. Every day my husband would arrive home, and the first topic of discussion was the increase in followers. There was a thrill and surge of adrenaline to see… [Continue Reading]

    Bringing Back Why We AgVocate
  • 2016 Cultivate & Connect Closing Keynote Announced

    This year’s theme at the Cultivate & Connect conference is People. Perseverance. Progress. Its only fitting that the closing keynote speaker is a people person who has live perseverance and overcome adversity to achieve the progress no experts ever believed she could. In 2010, a renowned rodeo cowgirl with numerous buckles, awards and a world… [Continue Reading]

    2016 Cultivate & Connect Closing Keynote Announced
  • First Comes Blogging, Then Comes…

    First Comes Blogging, Then Comes . . . Entering the online agvocating family can be somewhat overwhelming because of so many options. Many lean automatically to blogging, which can be done in a variety of ways.  Some opt for a website; others use their personal Facebook page or a designated blog page to share the… [Continue Reading]

    First Comes Blogging, Then Comes…



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Why Do I AgVocate- Krista Stauffer

What is your role in agriculture? My husband and I have a first generation dairy farm in Washington State. We started in 2009 and celebrate another year doing what we love every June. We have three kids and milk on average 140 cows. I serve on several local boards including our county farm bureau and […]


10 Ways Small Business Owners Can Use New Facebook Groups

The previous blog post on Facebook pages for farm businesses received good feedback. In light of the changes with Facebook groups, we thought this post from Reach Cast may be of interest. Since Facebook has introduced a revamped Facebook groups, there are a number of people looking into what the changes mean. We’d appreciate any […]

Food Dialogues

Join the Food Dialogues (#FoodD) On September 22 Online

Food is a basic need but it is also much more to many. Our families celebrate the happiest of occasions with food at the centerpiece. Farmers cultivate the land to produce food for their families and communities. The US Farmer & Rancher Alliance is hosting a series of town halls on Thursday, September 22 in […]