The in-a-nutshell Reader’s Digest version of ‘about me’ is that I’m passionate about agriculture. Although I’m interested in all kinds of agricultural production, I have a soft spot for sheep, goats, horses and dogs.
I believe that farmers and ranchers should be able to choose the way they raise livestock just as consumers should have choices about the foods they buy. I’ll defend your right to eat whatever you like as long as you don’t criticize others’ choices.
As an ag science writer, I’ve had an opportunity to meet and learn from farmers and other ag professionals who share my passion. Over the years I’ve learned that there is no single ‘right’ way to raise livestock, but there are many ways in which farm animals can be kept healthy, well-fed and free from undue suffering.
Our farm is home to sheep, goats, horses and livestock guardian dogs. I’ll share more about them in future posts. I’ll also bring up some of the ag topics I’m writing about, and perhaps we can discuss some of the hot topics in ag.