Browsing All posts tagged under »leadership«

What Story Does “License to Farm” Tell?

January 29, 2016


Social license needs to be earned, not demanded or expected...Our diverse agricultural community has the capacity, the opportunity, and the responsibility to meet a diversity of consumer demands.

Bridging the Organic-Conventional Divide

October 31, 2013


Recently, I’ve been engaging in a lot of Twitter discussions and sharing some blog posts about attitudes in agriculture, the future of farming, and overcoming the divisions that seem to exist between organic and conventional farmers. I could go into a long discussion here about the causes of this problem, apportioning blame to farmers and […]

Why Is It…?

August 20, 2013


Originally posted on Carolyn CAREs:
My Twitter feed is increasingly making me crabby. I follow a pretty diverse group, both conventional and organic farmers, a variety of agriculture businesses, and a wide range of bloggers. Why is it that every morning, my twitter feed is clogged with more conventional farmers putting down organic agriculture? The…

It’s Time to Re-Focus the GMO Debate

April 20, 2013


Dear friends (anti-GMO and pro-GMO), I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of the debate over genetically modified crops and food. Tired of the constant claim and counter-claim, the hyperbole, the exaggerations, the fear-mongering, the mis-quotes, the lack of context, the narrow perspectives, the sniping and snarking, the name-calling, the disrespect – all […]

Does Mark Lynas Represent Leadership or Divisiveness in Agriculture?

April 4, 2013


Background A lot has been said and written about Mark Lynas since his infamous speech to the Oxford Farming Conference in January. To the pro-biotech community, he’s their latest hero: a self-declared “leader” of the anti-GMO movement who “suddenly discovered science” and now offers his unwavering support to genetically-modified crops. To others he’s a “traitor” […]