Ok, am I the only one who doesn’t know where 2011 went? It seems like the year started out with the longest winter and then… it was November. Everything in between is a blur.
2011 was a quite a year for the Farm and Dairy. The staff launched The Social Silo.
And what a year it has been in agriculture. The Social Silo showcases the behind-the-scenes stories, recipes and items that the staff hears or might have seen and interprets them for readers.
Here is a look back at the top 10 posts from this year:
These two posts showed the staff that whether a person is for or against the slaughter of horses, the issue is contentious.
Other posts on The Social Silo showed the personal side of farming — from stories about the beginnings of the farm to the obstacles overcome to succeed to why someone chose to enter the farming profession.
• About us
Editor Susan Crowell and the writers, Chris Kick and I, found out that people wanted to know the person behind the stories we were writing about.
We also learned that the staff at the Farm and Dairy are not the only ones that like to eat. We found out that recipes are an important segment of The Social Silo.
I think it is safe to say, the staff here at the Farm and Dairy like many farmers don’t know what will be ahead in 2012. However, we are excited to be the writers that get to bring you the stories in the pages of the Farm and Dairy and The Social Silo.