Book Review: Walk the Talk and Get the Result You Want… By Eric Harvey

Quick Summary This really is a book that you need to read twice, at first read is just going to sound like an interesting story.  Then at the second read you start to really dissect and connect, or in my case disconnect to the characters.  This read was constructed very creatively, it walks you through... Continue Reading →

Inspirational Tuesday ~ Serious Food For Thought about Food and Urbanism — Seedling in the Wind MicroFarm Here are three good pieces on the current state of the world today. I hope they inspire you to look around and be the change we need. The future is living local, growing local, being a good neighbour and citizen. James Howard Kunstler exposes and asks critical questions about our current urban design and... Continue Reading →

How do you define leadership?

Leadership Vs Management What makes a person a great leader? There are misconceptions that because someone is a manager, that this makes them a leader. Just because someone may hold a management position, that does not necessarily mean they have the qualities that make them a solid leader. I believe that leadership is about the […]... Continue Reading →

The Purpose of This Blog Series:

This blog series will review books on various leadership theories and techniques for managing people. “I have always been told I was a natural leader, and that I work well with people, yet this characteristic shines on its own.” Even though I’ve been told this for many years I swing highest on the notion that... Continue Reading →

Opinion: Big farms aren’t ‘bad’

I rebloged this on my page becasue I was really impressed with to positive comments mentioned ate the end.

Word Press Blogger Bret to Hal:
Hal, to answer your question, if farmers choose to participate in the direct payment program, then they receive a payment of 8% of base acres for a crop. This rate is that same if the farm is 100, 1000, or 10,000 acres. So while the dollar limit will vary, the proportion/ratio is the same. Regarding CCPs and LDPs, market prices have been good enough that no one is getting those at all.

That being said, all those programs are going away with the 2013 Farm Bill.


Bo Stone, his wife Missy, and his parents jointly own P & S Farms in Rowland, North Carolina. He represents the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance as one of its Faces of Farming and Ranching. Follow our Farmers with Issues series for more perspective from people out in the field.

It’s just before 7:00 a.m. I’m pulling on my boots to step onto the fields of our family farm. The sun is rising, casting a pale glow across the land, making the warming frost sparkle. I love this part of my day. I walk out to the middle of the field and look over my crops.

I am proud of the corn, wheat and soybeans we grow on my 2,300-acre family farm. We grow sweet corn and strawberries to sell at the roadside market and also raise hogs and cows. And I feel good about the role we play…

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Taking The SNAP Challenge, Day 1

I was so inspired to take this challenge after reading this review a few weeks ago… that i am planning to take the challenge also…

I am a single mom who does not qualify for snap either so my family has learned to leave on exactly this budget.

I think the American familes are Extreamly over fed and should be conditioned to eat on less.

Economical i feel that if we adjusted ourselves it would lower the demand for over processed foods. Which would in turn lower the price of food.

American families are getting smaller yet the amount of food stamp benefits per family member continues to increase.

Sorry for the rant…

Can two people eat for five days for less than $50?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The SNAP Challenge is a nationwide program during October, “Hunger Awareness Month,” that encourages participants to experience what life is like for low-income Americans, some of whom must live on the newly reduced subsidy of $5 or less per day per person.

That was the challenge Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu, the Upper West Side congregation I belong to, made to his congregants last week. “Take the SNAP Challenge,” he urged us, snapping his fingers. “See what it’s like to survive for a day on less than the cost of a Starbucks Latte.” A number of New York churches and synagogues are participating.

I signed up.

For more than a year, I’ve been entertaining the fantasy of competing on “Chopped.” The SNAP Challenge is an opportunity…

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