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About akm17

My name is Alex Morris, and I am from a small, rural town in Missouri called Ballard. I grew up on a row crop and cow/calf operation. I have always loved the farm life, and I have always been very active around our farm. Now, for the first time, I have been away from where I grew up and am experiencing college. It is always good to go back home to the farm, and I try to make it there as often as I can. It’s my favorite place to be. Being away has only made me appreciate agriculture more. Here, at Missouri State University, I am majoring in Agricultural Communications and I plan to have an emphasis in graphic design. My goal is to be an advocate of agriculture. The way I am going to start “spreading the word” of agriculture is through this blog. I plan to share the issues I may come across, things I find in the social media, or topics that we disucuss in my Relations in Agriculture class or any of my other classes. I will also share stories straight off of my farm. I will talk a little about what goes on around there, and post pictures whenever I can, because they are worth a thousand words that don’t have to be typed. I love to take pictures and to tell good stories. Sometimes I may even talk about life in general if I come across something that needs to be shared. Overall, I am a very stong believer in agriculture. It’s where my heart is, and I want to make people aware of what is going on out there, and bring things to their notice they may not be aware of. I believe that is my job as an agriculture advocate, and this blog is just where I am starting out.

Snowfall in May

For the first time since 1917, it snowed in Bates County…in May! The snow came down last Thursday, May 6th, into Friday morning. It is said that the last significant snow in the Kansas City area was in 1907. That … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker Chuck Zimmerman

Last Wednesday we had a guest speaker in our agricultural communications class. His name is Chuck Zimmerman, and he and his wife are partners in business. They are the founders of They both graduated from the University of Florida … Continue reading

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Working Cattle

This weekend we had beautiful weather in Bates County, so we took advantage of it. We got a couple groups of cows and calves worked. As I talk to people, I realize that not everyone knows what the ends and … Continue reading

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Planting Season “Things just got Real!”

The winter months on the farm brings cold weather, and long days of choring to keep all of the cows and calves fed. It is also a farmer’s “down time” though. This consists of evenings at home eating supper around … Continue reading

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If a Woman Were a Combine

I was looking through an old photo album the other day, and an article that my mom cut out and saved fell out of it. I thought it was fun so I thought I’d share it. If A Woman Were … Continue reading

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Farmer Sayings

I hope everyone had a great Easter! With Easter brings the hope of spring, and every spring brings the hope of rain. Yesterday on Easter morning, we had rain, and some experienced farmers will tell you that “if it rains … Continue reading

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3 Facts I Learned From Judi Graff

This week we had a guest speaker in my Agriculture Public Relation Class. Her name is Judi Graff. She is well known for her blog called She talked to our class about why blogs are important, and why you … Continue reading

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