Environment and Sustainability

10 for 1

It started innocuously enough....This scrolled past on my Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/weird_sci/status/520590127945773057 Of course, the picture is what caught my eye.  Here is a CaseIH combine with a New Holland head!  Perhaps 1999's happy merger is bearing fruit... But then the words....10 calories burnt to produce 1...  I was intrigued, and completely Nerd Sniped. If physicists… Continue reading 10 for 1

Education and Awareness, Environment and Sustainability, Global Agriculture, Uncategorized

Young Calves Populate “El Ranchero”

Day 5 of the international trip was reserved for the VALOR fellows to visit Don Roberto Ranch  This particular ranch is located just west of Villa Mercedes in the Province of San Luis. Don Roberto is one of five ranches in San Luis owned by the Guerrero family.  In all, they manage about 46,500 acres… Continue reading Young Calves Populate “El Ranchero”

About VALOR, Communication, Education and Awareness, Environment and Sustainability, Global Agriculture, Inaugural, Knowledge of a Changing Industry, Seminars

Day 4: VALOR International

"I've Got a Crush on You", "You've got to kiss a few frogs to find a Prince", "I'm nuts over you", and "Virginia's for Lovers". No, this blog isn't about finding love, but it is about a group of people that love agriculture and their tour of operations in Argentina. So here is it Day… Continue reading Day 4: VALOR International

About VALOR, Environment and Sustainability

“White Nose Syndrome” …. What?

White Nose Syndrome sounds like a really bad title for a documentary about cocaine addiction. I can however tell you that it has nothing to do with drugs. Sadly it is a disease which is spreading across the eastern United States and is devastating our bat population. The following is from the National Wildlife Health… Continue reading “White Nose Syndrome” …. What?

About VALOR, Education and Awareness, Environment and Sustainability, Inaugural, Knowledge of a Changing Industry, Water Quality

It’s all about the Soil & Water

This iconic photo from the Dust Bowl era has long represented the struggles of Americans during the Depression/Dust Bowl in America during the 1930’s. The following video shows some stark images resulting from the intense use of the land to meet the demand for food. Hopefully we have learned the lessons of the Thirties and… Continue reading It’s all about the Soil & Water

Education and Awareness, Environment and Sustainability, Global Agriculture, Knowledge of a Changing Industry

GMO’s – Ghoul or Godsend?

GMO - A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.  It sounds harmless enough, but this term has sparked some heated discussion in the agriculture community as well as the general public.  It is Halloween and I am interested in how you folks see GMO’s, … Continue reading GMO’s – Ghoul or Godsend?

Environment and Sustainability, Global Agriculture, Inaugural, Knowledge of a Changing Industry, Seminars, Uncategorized

Dietrich Orchards – a family tradition

The VALOR fellows took it on the road for Seminar Seven traveling to Indiana, Illinois and Michigan for an exciting trip of new experiences. One of the best parts of VALOR is touring new types of agricultural operations. Some may be similar to what we see in our home area, but most are very different… Continue reading Dietrich Orchards – a family tradition