Sep 21, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions| Sign UpLogin

Tailgate Talk: Guru Marks 25-Year Milestone

September 30, 2011
Dan Anderson 102

By day, Dan Anderson uses his hands and expertise to work on farm equipment as a dealership mechanic. By night, he’s a writer, typing the stories inspired by his hours in the shop. His practical approach to tackling technical topics has made his articles readers’ favorites for 25 years. Dan’s "In the Shop" column in Farm Journal and his blog by the same name are popular as well. You can read Dan’s clever approach to using acronyms to mark the changes in agriculture in this month's issue. To share your story ideas with Dan, send an e-mail to

LenaFerrieCorn College Fever

Corn College fans come in all ages, as evidenced by this little kernel. Pictured at right is Carolena Ferrie, granddaughter of Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and daughter of Isaac and Abbi Ferrie. She showed her love of corn this past Halloween, proving that Corn College is a year-round phenomenon.

You too can take part in Corn College all year with "Corn College TV." The 13-episode series is in its second season on RFD-TV and is now syndicated. To find a list of TV stations that air "Corn College TV" and catch previous episodes, visit




Food for Thought

24 million jobs are supported by U.S. farmers. 13 million cotton bales are produced each year on average by U.S. farmers; enough for 3 billion pairs of jeans. 41.56% of the world’s corn supply is produced by U.S. farmers—more than China, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, India and the European Union combined. 82,368 crayons are produced from 1 acre of soybeans. 10 years is how long a family of four could live off the bread made from 1 acre of wheat. 75% of the nation’s wildlife receive their food and habitat from U.S. farmers and ranchers. Farmers will need to produce more food in the next 50 years than was produced in the previous 10,000 years combined.

See Comments

FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - October 2011

Log In or Sign Up to comment


No comments have been posted



Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive Beef Today's Cattle Drive today!. Interested in the latest prices for cattle in your area? See highlights of the latest for-sale cattle in the Cattle-Exchange eNewsletter.

The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions