Perhaps no other “commodity” captures the attention of consumers quite like coffee. A coffee trader might argue that coffee isn’t a commodity at all, rather a product that should be celebrated for its many varieties and subtle differences. Like wine experts, coffee industry veterans are steeped in...

Walk into any coffee shop, cotton gin, or feed store in rural America, and you are likely to hear local farmers and ranchers discussing the current political climate in their state capitals and in Washington, D.C. As our food production systems have become more complicated,...

CAREER PROFILE: AGRICULTURE ATTORNEY As with any commercial enterprise, navigating the often-complex legal waters of business can be an overwhelming task. If legal issues are ignored, the business owner may face onerous repercussions down the road; tackling them alone is risky and detracts from the focus...

What is a Greenhouse Manager? “A greenhouse manager oversees the daily operations of facilities that cultivate plants for research and commercial use. They may choose and plant seeds, maintain greenhouse systems and facilities, train and supervise employees, maintain records and order supplies. Read further to learn...

There have been requests to do more career profiles on the blog. I love learning about agricultural careers, so I am happy to oblige. This week’s profile is on what it’s like to be an Agronomist. What is an Agronomist? An Agronomist is someone who analyzes, manages, and advises...