Cultivate Your Garden of Information
With all this talk about PTI labels to track produce from its point of origin to a retail location where it is purchased by consumers, the Agriculture Industry has been on our minds. We wanted to create a strong source of information, so here are 10 of the best agricultural blogs on the Internet.
We hope these resources provide a substantial growth of knowledge for anyone interested in the agriculture industry.
The Top 10 Agricultural Blogs
1. The Social Silo is an informative and informal blog that reaches out to non-farmers about farming issues that affect us all. It’s a blog that wants to foster communication between farmers and non-farmers, to share different perspectives, to make everyone think and grow a little. And they’re keen on light humor, so you’ll enjoy reading these posts.
2. Small Farm Central: Advocating for farmers and farmers markets, this blog is a great way to learn all the ways to support local farmers. Interesting, and heavily visual, Small Farm Central Blog is a good place to start whether you’re within or outside the industry.
3. Organic Farming Blog is another agriculture blog with a strong visual flare and equally as informative. This blog was created for people with a passion for farming the organic way and for those wanting to learn, so it’s open to pretty much everyone.
4. Big Picture Agriculture: In the world of agricultural research, this blog has articles on everything – cost, weather, sustainability, economics, you name it. You’ll see frequent updates, so it’s a great place to go if you don’t have the time to surf multiple blogs with your morning coffee.
5. AgWired is a very informative blog focusing on what’s new in the world of agribusiness and agriculture marketing.
6. Above Capricorn: written by agricultural and environmental consultants, Above Capricorn is a wealth of information even for the industry expert. A pretty basic set up, but that’s how you know they take their blog seriously…the information they give you each day is more important than anything else.
7. Agriculture Biodiversity: Devoted to the notion of biodiversity, this blog is very well written and informative. It’s a great resource for those with a particular interest in economical issues as well.
8. Real Agriculture is a solid agriculture blog and news feed focused on “getting you the opinions on the issues so that you not only get the news but the insight into what the news means to your business.”
9. Think Forward Blog covers sustainability as it intersects with food, rural development, international trade, the environment and public health. And they do it well.
10. Agricultural Entrepreneurship is a source of very helpful information for agriculture entrepreneurs about marketing, economics and news in the agriculture industry that makes for an effective one-stop news feed.
As with All Lists of Resources…Did We Miss Anything?
If you’re in the agricultural industry we hope you found this list helpful and edifying. And if you feel we’ve missed some important blogs, let us know in the comments or give us a Tweet, and please feel free to give us your recommendations.