Youtube University

Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” In Ford’s day the idea of lifelong learning largely revolved around libraries and night classes. In our time we have many options for giving our aging brains a workout. Even on the farm and…

Taking social mobile

There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about the need for dairy farmers to engage with consumers through social media. Social media is about having conversations but it’s also about telling stories, your story, the story of how you care for animals and manage natural resources. Your story is the…

Telling your story with Social Media

“Dairies are nothing but factories that torture animals and pollute the environment for profit!” Have you heard this before? Have you read statements like these on websites? How does it make you feel when you read or hear misinformation about your business? Do you get mad and feel like there is nothing you can do…

How to create a paperless farm office

Just like my article on the Top 10 Android Apps for Farmers, this one does not specifically relate to farmers, anyone can benefit from this information. But since I am a farmer, I tend to write things for the benefit of farmers. Most people would be amazed at the amount of paperwork farmers, and more…

Top 10 Android Apps for Farmers, take 2

Recently I posted a list of my 10 favorite Android apps for farm productivity. Since then I have come across a couple others that I can not live without. Here they are: Droid Light by Motorola – Free – (search android market) This is probably the most useful app in my tool box. This app…

Top 10 Android apps for Farmers (iPhone too)

Now that the new generation of Super Phones have arrived I have spent some time trying to find apps that help improve my personal productivity. Since I am a dairy farmer I’ve been looking for apps to help me be more productive on the farm. Most of these apps will benefit you no matter what…

Social Media | Getting news to come to you

In the year 2010 there is no reason to wade through millions of headlines about Tiger Woods’ shenanigans when all you want is news that has an impact on you. Here are some easy things you can do to save time and customize your personal news experience. This information will work for anyone but my…

Dino’s Twitter Tutorial for Dairy Folks

I have been asked by quite a few people what the heck this Twitter thing is all about and why should you be doing it, so I am posting this entry to let people know how I use it. The why question will be answered in another post in the future. So here we go.…