Lauren McClure

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Farmers Can Make a Difference In the Global Water Crisis

Posted by Lauren McClure on April 19, 2016

Despite distinct political tension in the US right now, something that we can all agree on is that the problems arising from water shortages are a big deal. Over 800 million people remain plagued with chronic starvation, even though the global average calories consumed is around 2,940 kcal per capita per day (that's high even for an active male). 

Of course, most cases of starvation remain in less developed countries with shaky governments and little to no infrastructure. But another contributing factor to that starvation- something that we here in the USA have in common with folks in say, Syria - is a lack of water. 

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Topics: Industry

International Women's Day Highlights Farming Opportunities

Posted by Lauren McClure on March 8, 2016

Today is International Women's Day, and the theme is “50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality.” We at Bright Agrotech think this is especially relevant due to the continually male-dominated field in which we work.

In a recent Foodtank article, it was stated that women farmers’ yields were “20-30 percent lower than for men’s because of a lack of access to banking, financial services, and inputs. But filling this gap--and helping women get the same resources as male farmers--could lift 100-150 million people out of hunger worldwide.”  Needless to say, this is absolutely something we can get behind. 

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Topics: Industry

Your First Barnraiser Campaign: The Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Lauren McClure on February 8, 2016

We’ve all heard of crowdfunding. From Kickstarter movie promotions to college students posting their GoFundMe pages on their Facebooks, it’s become pretty ubiquitous in our communities at large.

But what can crowdfunding do for you, a modern farmer?

Barnraiser is more than crowdfunding. It’s a social and funding community that allows its members to further propel the food movement forward by backing projects, celebrating their stories, and connecting to innovators of sustainable food and farming.

Read more: Who is Barnraiser?

Barnraiser’s Content Marketing Associate Ashley Neff, kindly spilled the beans on the do's and don’ts of your first Barnraiser campaign...

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Topics: Business

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