Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Preaching to the Choir

Along with all my other sources of information I also Facebook. It is a great social media tool in which I can keep in touch with friends, family, and spread the word. I am "friends" with Trent Loos on the site. Trent is a very vocal advocate for agriculture in general speaking at all types of functions. Whether you agree with Trent or not, I saw an interesting comment posted on his page. "Too bad you can't get this information out to more Ag people."

This got me thinking- what the heck is the point of talking to more ag people. They know what they are doing, that they do it well and how much effort goes into caring for animals that you know the end point is an early death. We really need people that garner as much attention as Trent to speak to people at University of Oregon in Eugene or at Berkely. It doesn't help to keep preaching to the choir.

It is time for the choir to start preaching to another congregation!


  1. I agree completely! I have created a Crystal Cattle page on facebook and I am hoping to get a good mix of consumers and farmers/ranchers. I am proud to say that I only "know" less than half of the people that are following me. I want to expand my network.

  2. Don't know how else to get this to you, but check out the video at this site.
    The Impact Team STory at lower left is an eye full. I found it at this blog. A scarey place to find it I think.