Must-do activities in Nashville

Are you attending the Agvocacy 2.0 conference next month? Looking for things to do while in the heart of Music City? Well, thanks to @farmwife, Shannon Latham and Pamela Bartholomew, we’ve got some great suggestions!

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Food and Marketing

Chipotle's Food With Integrity In English info sheet

A month or so ago I stopped at Chipotle for lunch. While ordering, I noticed the menu said “Burrito, with naturally raised chicken“. I asked the gentlemen cashier what that meant. He said it means raising chickens naturally, not in cages, and “without hormones”. I asked about that “without hormones” comment and he said yes, the chickens are raised without hormones. He then asked if I had seen “Food, Inc.” and mentioned how, in the movie, chickens are raised by large poultry companies (implying, I think, that ‘They’ raise their chickens with hormones.).

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Tuesday’s #FoodChat — Summer!

Be sure to join #FoodChat on Tuesday the 19th from 7-9 Central. With hot weather gripping the nation, it only makes sense to focus our topic on the time of year — Summer.

Questions will be grouped into five categories:

  • Summer food favorites.
  • Grilling.
  • Summer food safety.
  • Garden fresh.
  • Summer food memories.

Please be sure to join what promises to be a lively and fun discussion. If you have ideas for questions, please send them to us, @FoodChat.

Will you accept the challenge?

It has been more than two years since I first started to use social media to share information about how my farm operates and my views about agriculture as a whole. Along the way I learned a few things about how to better communicate with others who are not as connected to the farm as I am. Let me say up front, the biggest thing is LISTENING. I am still learning better ways to improve my communication skills, and I admit that at times I forget several of the things I picked up along the way.

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