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If You Already Know Coca-Cola and Pepsi Use GMOs in their Products, Why do they Need a label? March 8, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau The anti-GMO campaign, GMO Inside, said this week, that Coca-Cola and Pepsi need to label their products as containing GMOs. If they already know this, as most consumers do, why bother?   Sounds crass and uncaring on my part, I know. But it’s not. I just believe on the [...]

Leaders Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Third in a series on Leadership. The previous here and here. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe that’s not an original thought. But, consider one of the greatest military leaders (and certainly of his time), Napoleon, was only 5′ 7″. When we imagine great leaders, we have [...]

You’ll Always Remember A Bad Leader March 6, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Second in a series on Leadership. First one here. I’m focused on leadership this week, in part, due to a series of good talks on the topic last month at American Farm Bureau’s annual Joint National Leadership Conference. It was easier for the Arizona Farm Bureau leadership team to attend [...]

Google “Lessons in Leadership;” Better Yet, Just Get this Navy Commander’s Book March 4, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau A lot’s been written, taught and said on leadership. In fact, I’m sure that “Lessons in Leadership” gets “Googled” daily. But, if you want a real lesson in leadership, listen to what former Navy Commander D. Michael Abrashoff says, more importantly what he did. I got the chance to [...]

Do You Know Why A Grassroots Organization like Farm Bureau is so Important? March 1, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau In early January during American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th annual meeting in Nashville, 362 voting delegates, representing every crop and livestock sector in the 50 states and Puerto Rico, deliberated on policies affecting farmers’ and ranchers’ productivity and profitability. The issues kept the delegate body busy! This year I [...]

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