Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pork Proud Bacon Blogger

The Bacon Blogger has always been Pork Proud but this time we are making it official.

Introducing our new site!!

We are very excited about the changes coming for Team Bacon Blogger and hope you will all join us through our transformation. Last year was a hectic year. We went to San Francisco with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to learn more about the questions consumers are asking and how to better answer those questions. We also had the amazing opportunity to speak to some fantastic food bloggers at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Portland during the PorkCheckoff sponsored breakfast.  All this while working on the farm, working in town, going to school, and taking on a second job. I'm exhausted just thinking about last year! Oh well, we enjoyed all the experiences and I think the hectic schedule was in preparation  for exciting things to come.

Along with working more with these fine organizations the farm is expanding and that will bring some interesting (and hopefully educational) posts in the near future. I want my readers to see the family farm grow and experience the excitement (and perhaps the stress) of a growing business along with us.

I am also fortunate enough to be freelancing for a prestigious agriculture based magazine. More on that later...

Things are looking up for Team Bacon Blogger. The fact that I was able to leave my in-town-9-to-5 behind to pursue my dream is satisfying enough but to know the farm is growing along with the blog, well, that's just amazing!

I can't wait to see what the future holds for Team Bacon Blogger!

What would you like to see on the blog this year? Do you have any questions or concerns about farming you'd like us to address?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Introducing the new Faces of Farming & Ranching

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the new Faces of Farming & Ranching!!!! Here at Bacon Blogger HQ we are so excited for all four of these wonderful farmers and ranchers. They will do a fine job representing agriculture and everything that goes with it.

A big congrats to a friend of the blog CHRIS CHINN!!! A fellow Missouri pork producer. We are very proud of Chris and couldn't think of a better face to represent the pork industry. Way to go, Chris!

Meet the new Faces of Farming and Ranching:

Chris and her husband Kevin are 5th generation farmers - farming with his parents and brother. They raise hogs, cattle, hay and row crops.
P & S Farms is owned jointly by Bo, his wife Missy, and his parents. They grow 2,300 acres of row crops (corn, wheat and soybeans). They also have six swine finishing floors.
Katie and her husband Andy (7th generation farmer) raise corn, soybeans and seed corn.
Will and his father own/operate a dairy farm in Lamar County, Alabama. The dairy has been in continuous operation since Will’s grandfather established it on his parents' farm in the early 1950s.