This is the personal blog for Brian Snyder, who is currently executive director of the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) at The Ohio State University. I started this blog in order to record my personal musings about the status of agriculture, and sustainable agriculture in particular, especially since it seems harder and harder these days for farmers to implement their values in farming enterprises from which they also derive a living. It is simply no longer enough to do the right thing on one’s farm and thereby expect a commensurate reward. Therefore, we must also do the “write thing” to direct the attention of interested eaters to the everyday issues and challenges sustainable farmers face. All writings are by me, unless otherwise indicated in context, and represent my opinions only, not those of my employer. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or discussion.