My husband and I farm in the middle of the mid-west. We raise corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, hay and kids. Graff Land & Livestock is our farm’s website.
My blogging life began in 2007 with the Kids Cattle blog to show to the general population what happened on a cattle farm. I enjoyed answering people’s questions about baling hay, treating sick cows, and farming in general. In 2009, I started my Big Green Combine site to blog about harvesting with a John Deere combine after driving only red ones. This year my husband started a podcast and blog at Farm And Ranch Country which I produce for him. Somewhere in that time I also put together a website for our farm and a few other organizations. Working with video, audio, images, and software; I have seen my share of what works, what’s easy, and what to avoid.
My intention with this site is to use my experiences and discoveries to help other farmers, ranchers and ag professionals find their voice and tell their story to impact the food consuming world. With each generation further removed from actual hands-on farm knowledge, it is more vital than ever before for every person involved in food production to raise their voice to educate whenever possible. My hope is for this site to inspire you to take the next step in telling your farm story. First, I will ask other farmers about the how and why of their online presence. Second, I’ll provide techniques on how to easily put your videos, photos and info on sites to help tell your story. Third, I’ll keep my blog posts going here to continue my farm’s voice. Please, join me. I’m sure there’s a lot we can learn together.