Month: April 2012

I am not a good fisherman

I’ll never claim to be a good fisherman. As a kid I went pretty regular. On our ranch we had several ponds with catfish, bass, and crappie. Every time the grandparents would come visit we’d be out at the ponds all day and cleaning fish at night. I look back at those days and enjoy […]

Photo Friday: On The Business End

This is the last day of classes! Barring two final exams at the end of next week, I have survived my first semester of graduate school! But in classic fashion, as soon as there is something to celebrate, something else goes wrong… I walked into the office at 7 this morning to get some work […]

BSE Confirmed In California Cow – Food Supply Safe

On Tuesday, April 24, USDA released a statement confirming a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) from a cow in California. The cow did not enter the food chain. There is no threat to the American beef supply. BSE never poses a threat to the milk supply. A single case of BSE does not pose […]

AgProud: Janice Person Loves Cotton

…and she is definitely Agriculture Proud! Janice is one of my favorite people online, and I have had the blessing to meet her in real life. She is that awesome person who is always there for ya, one of the people I go to for advice when I get stuck,¬†especially¬†with Social Media topics. Her Social […]

Wear Green | Support Agriculture

Have you ever sparked a conversation about something on a person’s shirt? Sure you have! That’s why we have t shirts from event sponsors, kid’s favorite cartoon characters, and even our favorite organizations. But have you ever considered wearing a shirt to spark a conversation about food? Today is the 3rd Annual Wear Green In […]

Book Review: Lessons From A Desperado Poet – Baxter Black

Lesson #20: Remember, often it’s not ability, it’s reliability. The world is run by those who show up. Back in February while at the the National Cattle Industry Convention, I had the opportunity to meet Baxter Black and receive a copy of his latest book – Lessons from a Desperado Poet: How to find you […]

Nashville Farmers Market and Downtown

If you follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, you’ll notice every time I go downtown in Nashville, there will be a photo posted of the AT&T building – affectionately characterized by some background Batman themed tunes. But that’s not the only thing that really catches my eye in the Music City. Back in August when […]

Tough Mudder: Week 2

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. — Clint Eastwood I’m serious about this stuff folks. I’m gonna make it to the Tough Mudder come October! I made it through the first week alive. If the increased exercise didn’t kill me, I […]

Road Trip Turns Into Agriculture Education

I’m not sure about you, but to me ‘normal’ Agriculture is what I grew up around. In Arkansas we have fishing and chickens. There’s rice fields and soybeans. We have timber harvest and small herds of cattle. That’s just what I’m familiar with. But after finishing high school I took the opportunity to explore other […]

Wordless Wednesday: (Virtually) Up To Your Armpits

Think I’m kidding? No, really! A U.K. Veterinarian invented this fiberglass cow to help Veterinary students learn how to palpate cows and learn the feel of reproductive organs. We actually have something similar on campus. Read more about this ‘Haptic Cow’ and how it helps veterinary students learn more about cattle reproduction here.

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