Month: October 2013

Lonesome Wyoming Roads – The Road Goes On Forever

The Road Goes On Forever and the party never ends…┬áRobert Earl Keen This sight gets me excited. Such a lonesome and open road has such a story to tell. There are many changes in terrain, many antelope to watch, and even a few ranchers driving a herd of cattle down the road to new pasture. […]

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Atlas Blizzard Costs South Dakota Ranchers and Area Economy $1.7 Billion

Note: The following a release from SDSU and update from this month’s devastating Atlas Blizzard that had an economic impact of $1.7 billion on the area economy. Relief efforts for the affected ranchers continue to flow in while federal disaster aid has been limited and slow in response. Consider checking out the designated Ranchers Relief […]

Live From The Small Stage

My love for live music runs deep. I’m not talking about those big stage concerts where the music overpowers the vocals and everything sounds overproduced like it does on mainstream radio. I’m talking about what happens on the small stage. Where the fans and artists have a much closer connection. My first introduction to┬áreal live […]

Tennessee #SocialBeef Social Media Training

I absolutely love days where I can sit talk with farmers and ranchers and encourage them to reach out of their comfort zone to share their stories. This past week, the Tennessee Beef Industry Council and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association offered me that opportunity. Lauren Chase and I were both very grateful for the chance to […]

Judging the 2014 National Beef Ambassador Contest

I love to travel, even if it does mean riding in a small Delta puddle jumper with a grumpy flight staff. A few weeks ago, I had the really awesome opportunity to travel to Arkansas and be a judge for the 2014 National Beef Ambassador contest. I was never a participant in the program, but […]

Update: How to help ranchers affected by Atlas Blizzard

A few days ago, I wrote about the Atlas blizzard that struck South Dakota and surrounding states. That post has links to several news stories and perspectives from the agriculture community. (Be sure to check back, it’s been updated with more links.) This disaster still hasn’t received large national attention, though some media outlets have […]

South Dakota Blizzard leaves devastation for ranchers

Update: An updated list of coverage of the Atlas Blizzard can be found at the bottom of the post. Proceeds from sweatshirt to benefit ranchers. There hasn’t been much national media coverage of it, most likely due to coverage of the government shutdown, but Winter Storm Atlas took a huge toll on folks in Western […]

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