Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great Media Interview Tips from the Farm Bureau

Theses are some great tips for any type of interview.


1. Deterime your audience goal in advance

2. Practice what you plan to say and how to say it

3. Focus on and repeat your key message

4. Think and speak in headlines

5. Keep your answers brief

6. Say what you want to say then stop

7. Avoid industry jargon and acronyms

8. Remember who your audience is

9. Never go off record

10. Be respectful of reporters and meet their deadlines

Monday, October 25, 2010

NYS Lamb & Wool Festival

This year we went to the New York State Lamb & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. We had so much fun and meet so many people that have enjoyed Barn Tours through out the years. We set up a interactive educational display all about agriculture and the animals revolving around wool production.  We had so many kids enjoy the game 'Plinko' they tested their knowledge of agriculture and the animals displayed in the banners. The kids walked away with T-shirts, hats, pencils,  key chains an of course learning one thing new agriculture.
We loved being in up state New York and watching the fall colors change. The festival brought out so many different vendors of wool and wool products. I have never seen so many different shades of yarn. And the amount of people that braved the cold the first day for the festival  was staggering. The breed display showed many breeds of sheep I wasn't familiar with and it was nice to see as well as be educated by. With over 900 breeds of sheep is hard to be familiar with them all. For more pictures from our experience at the 2010 Lamb & Wool Festival check out our Facebook page.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010



Here is some fun facts about swine in honor of it being national pork month. 

* A group can be called a herd or sounder

* A pig can run a mile in 7 minutes

* They are considered to be 4th in line for intelligence.

* You can find swine on every continent but Antartica

*You can find more fun facts about bacon online than pork or pigs.

*Pigs have 4 toes on each foot but only walk on 2

* An average size litter is 8-11 piglets.

* Even the squeal is used on a pig, next time you watch Jurassic park they used pig squeals to make up some dinosaur sounds.

* They have over 15,000 taste buds more than any other mammal, including humans.

* Mud is a natural cooling agent and bug repellent for pigs.

* Swine can not sweat

And this is just the tip of the iceberg of the fun facts about swine. Feel free to add some more. We love fun facts about agriculture