Which is your style? Are you in it for the win or the experience? Of course we all want to win, but are we really taking advantage of opportunities to gain invaluable experience? There are many groups and organizations that encourage youth to become involved and learn to succeed. FFA and 4-H are common in … Continue reading In It for the Win or Experience?
Today there are tons of programs involving youth in Agriculture. For many of us what comes to mind is programs like 4-H and FFA. These are both programs that I was heavily involved with as a youth in Arkansas, but there are so many more opportunities for professional development, networking, character building, and getting the … Continue reading National Beef Ambassador Blog
A few weeks ago we had a few calves decide the top fence rail was no challenge. So they hopped right over and two of them have not been seen since. It is always an interesting feat to find missing cattle. This is especially true when you are in the middle of crop country and … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Cattle Tracks
It's all the new food craze. Buy Local! Go to the farmer's market! Meet your local farmers! Stay away from big company food products! Go organic! Stay away from Antibiotics and Hormones! I think someone missed the point. Getting to know who produces your food is a great thing! Buying from farmer's markets and supporting … Continue reading Big or Small, We All Produce Food!
Are you familiar with the Agriculture Extension programs? Ag Extension agents have had a special place in my life for some time. Part of the Land grant University system, the Ag Extension service works to educate the general public about current research and new methods being used in Agriculture production. You may be familiar with … Continue reading Ag Extension
We talk a lot about safe handing for the livestock on the ranch, feedlot, barns or other operations, but do we give much consideration to the safety of the handlers? Whether it be the cattle, hogs, or horses, there is always a risk involved. This issue is very important to me because I lost my … Continue reading Livestock Handling Safety
This weekend I took a road trip. No map. No destination in mind. Just the open road and a full gas tank. A new concept for me, but something I might get used to. Dalhart, Texas is in the very NW corner of the Panhandle and not far from Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, or Kansas, … Continue reading Agriculture Everywhere
So I took a road trip this weekend. Jumped in the truck and headed toward New Mexico. Little did I know I would end up in Trinidad, Colorado. We're working on fixing the fact that I think too much. I always have everything planned out in my head. So it was something new for me … Continue reading Road Trip: Trinidad, Colorado
Taking a look at previous posts, I realized I have been short on information about pork producers. Well, it is about time I fix that. This week I would like to share with you a video from the Illinois Farm Bureau Youtube Channel. This video gives viewers a tour of a hog farm with 3rd … Continue reading Hog Farm Tour
This week I decided to take a look at a few photos from back home in Arkansas. There is nothing like growing up in the hot, humid, and sticky summers on the ranch. It was a place where there was never a dull moment and there were always cattle to feed. Oh to be that … Continue reading Wordless Wednesdays: Way Back When