“Think Tank” on Cattle Reproductive Technology

Want to make a first-year graduate student feel really dumb? Put him in a room with several leading researchers in his field of study and ask what he learned. Talk about a challenge. Luckily I didn't have to actually get up and speak, but it was encouraging enough to sit in on the "Think Tank" … Continue reading “Think Tank” on Cattle Reproductive Technology

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Do we feed antibiotics and hormones for cattle? Ask a Farmer

Due to a large amount of criticism and misrepresentation of the facts, many people have expressed mixed ideas about the use of antibiotics and hormones for cattle farming and ranching. I have spent a large portion of my life getting well-acquainted with all stages of raising beef cattle and have a few thoughts and opinions … Continue reading Do we feed antibiotics and hormones for cattle? Ask a Farmer

What Can We Do About Environmental Impacts of Cattle Feedlots?

I had an interesting conversation with a young woman from a Journalism class a few weeks ago who asked to interview me about Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) in livestock production, specifically the environmental impacts of cattle feedlots. A Meat Science professor had recommended me since I have spent most of my life acquainted with … Continue reading What Can We Do About Environmental Impacts of Cattle Feedlots?

Talking Social Media with Florida Agriculture

Central Florida in October? Talking food, farming, and social media? Why not?!? Plus it worked out perfect as the weather in East Tennessee last week was cloudy and cool. Last week I had the opportunity to meet some great folks involved in farming at the Agriculture Institute of Florida's Annual Meeting and Workshop. The workshop, … Continue reading Talking Social Media with Florida Agriculture

99 Bushels of Harvest with Frosted Mini-Wheats [Video]

Have you seen the latest Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats commercial? It brought a grin the first time I saw it. I wonder if wheat farmers really drive through the golden fields singing "99 bushels of wheat on the farm, 99 bushels of wheat!" (especially with dancing cereal biscuits?). Here's the video in case you haven't seen … Continue reading 99 Bushels of Harvest with Frosted Mini-Wheats [Video]