Farm Livin’

A throwback from my farm braodcasting days with some incredible agriculture communicators at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Life Lesson No. 15 – To Communicate…

A wise agricultural communicator once told me (and continues to) that “to communicate is the beginning of understanding.”  She’s 100% accurate. It is through effective (and objective) communication we are all able to become more informed and educated on current events, issues, and other things that interest or even amuse us.  It is a mantra many Ag journalists/communicators I know live by each and every day.  Believe me, if you had Dr. Jim Evans, Del Dahl, or Bob Siebrecht for any ag communications courses at the University of Illinois, that phrase became deeply ingrained in your brain.  It is also a mantra I feel more people should take into consideration when it comes to making informed decisions or “choosing sides” when it comes to current events and issues.

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Life Lesson No. 9 – Pea Pickin’

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut peas.  It’s comparable to the smell of fresh cut grass or even alfalfa, but it’s 1,000 times better! It’s delightful. Last night, Braden brought home a cooler full of freshly picked peas from the 55 acre field Ron commercially grows for Del Monte.

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