Archive | January, 2013

HSUS Revealed

31 Jan

Want the startling truth about the Human Society of the United States? Watch this video made by Missouri Farmers Care

I’m in shock right now. I honestly had no idea just how bad the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) was. I knew they weren’t donating to the local animal shelters and that they were trying to abolish animal agriculture, but who knew it was so bad. As people who understand what they are doing it is our job to fight for agriculture. I looked up the HSUS’s videos on youtube and almost every one of them had over 100,000 views. We’re not only letting someone else tell the story of agriculture, but we are letting people believe it! They are convincing people that farmers are abusive murderers. The HSUS has their brand plastered every where and are misinforming the country. Watching this video inspired me to do a little researching of my own. I want to be as informed as possible so I am able to defend agriculture against those who wish to end it. I included links that I felt helpful, hopefully you can get some insight so you’re able to go and agvocate too!


All About Me

25 Jan


My name is Olivia Jaco and I am an Agriculture Communications major at Missouri State University. I never knew what blogging was until I enrolled in a Public Relations in Agriculture class here at Missouri State, but hopefully it will be the perfect way to tell my story. I’m going to use my blog to share my adventures of life finally free from of the confinements of my little town, and to tell the story of how it feels to break out of the stereotypes of an “aggie”.

Where I come from

I grew up on 25o acres of land and fields as far as one can see. I am the daughter of a farmer who would’ve rather had boys to raise as farmhands, but was blessed with two girly daughters instead. My sister and I grew up shopping, doing our nails, and constantly making trips into town. It is safe to say that neither of us was interested in tractors and crops. However, there was always a desire within me to play in the fields and roll in the mud. As I started high school I slowly began to let the country girl in me show. I joined FFA my junior year and I’ve been in love with agriculture ever since. My passion for agriculture advocacy developed once I realized how little I had known about agriculture prior to joining FFA. When my eyes were opened to just how important it is I knew I had to spread the word and inform the world its importance.

Country Scene

Exciting things are coming

I now get excited about the littlest agriculture things, simply seeing a herd of cattle grazing can make my day. I love being with my friends and pointing out to them the many things that wouldn’t be possible without agriculture. My passion for agriculture is what made me major in Agriculture Communications. I want to inform the nation about the importance of agriculture and get people to understand that agriculture is the backbone of our society. I hope one day to work in Washington D.C. on capitol hill where I can advocate for agriculture.