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May 21, 2014

What are some tools to help keep abreast of the agriculture data and media?

Mapping AgSorting Through Agriculture Data Agriculture is all about data. Much of the activity to plan the season for crops and livestock requires some amount of data. These tools are a small set of open source or free tools to help scan and organize around agriculture.

August 16, 2012

In Ag Media there are so many things to do and few resources. How do you know when to adopt one tool and stop using others?

All These Tools: What Next? - John Blue, Truffle Media Networks, 2012 Ag Media Summit, Albuquerque, NM, USA, August 6, 2012.

With limited resources for ag journalists, what are some of the activities needed to uncover and utilize social media/digital tools into the editorial process? Here are five key steps: identify, learn, triage, implement, and review.

This presentation offers resources to better understand the ag media ecosystem and to help stay informed about technology, media, and journalism.

April 25, 2012

All farmers love tools. What is your favorite?

HayTalk on Equipment, Tools & Accessories Equipment, Tools & Accessories Raising hay requires equipment. All kinds of equipment. And tools! This HayTalk shares thoughts and opinions on equipment and tool for 2012 and favorites amongst farmers and ranchers.

January 10, 2012

How will the future of antibiotics in food animals be impacted?

What are the issues of using antibiotics in food animals? How will their use impact consumers? What are some of the scientific studies saying? These reference links are only a starting reference point to help understand the issues and form an opinion on actions to take.

January 10, 2012

How are food and agriculture related?

Food and agriculture are related, it just takes many steps to get from farm to plate. These links are just a small representation of ag products on their journey to the grocery store.

January 10, 2012

9.8 billion people by 2050 will require 2.3 billion metric tons of food per year. How can this be supported?

The population continues to increase to levels that concern those that grow and produce food. Many believe there is a need to develop technologies that will increase food production at least by 50% to support the expected population of 2050 (9.8 billion by some estimates). While there is general agreement that the population will increase and that access to food will be an issue, there is no definitive solution.

January 10, 2012

Learn more about economics in real life than you ever got in school!

January 10, 2012

The internet has many deep sources of data and there are tools that can help you get there.

Like many people, Google, Yahoo!, or Bing are the first places you start a search. Using one of these sites is ingrained into our day to day activities. While these sites are excellent starting points, they are not the only places from which to discover information.

January 10, 2012

Looking for ag data can seem daunting. Use these web sites and the power of Google to speed up the search and reduce the hassle.

When looking for information on world agriculture, where do you start? The following websites are good starting points. They are not all encompassing but they will get you started.

Use the power of Google Search. For example Google allows you to specify that your search results must come from a given website. For example, the query [ corn site:fao.org ] will return pages about corn but only from fao.org.