Year: 2015

Falling Over Hurdles and Running My First 13.1

In seventh grade, I ran a 6:30 mile on a chilly, early Spring morning around the block in practice. Later that year, I swore to never run in public again as I tripped over (more than one) hurdle at the High School District Track Meet at Greene County Tech. In the summer of 2010, I […]

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe – Farmers find newborns in sets of 3, 4 and even 5

It’s calving season! And lambing season! Has anyone seen the foals? Calving season is absolutely my most missed activity now that I’m not able to be on the ranch full time. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of the young calves and even made an agnerd out of myself studying livestock reproduction in both undergraduate and […]

National Ag Day 2015 – Ranching, Sustainability, Family

Happy National Agriculture Day 2015! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since the creation of this blog that has traveled far and wide. Over the year’s I aimed to show an example that proclaiming a pride in what you do isn’t boastful, but rather sharing enthusiasm for your passion and the values which you […]

Cashing in on Useless Agriculture Degrees

Every once in a while, a new report comes out that predicts growth or decline in various industries or product markets. Groups supported by the outcome usually proclaim the report as the latest and greatest news, opposing groups usually dismiss reports for their fallacies, and media outlets are looking for a chanceย to gain the largest […]

Agriculture Instills Family Values to be Proud Of

March marks an important month for many people in agriculture. It’s the turning point in winter where we look forward to the Spring Solstice (20th). We know that warmer weather must be just around the corner despite all of the fun weather encountered during long winter months. Farmers start the process of preparations for Spring […]

Visiting San Antonio, the Alamo, and a busy Cattle Industry Convention

In my last blog post, I started a conversation about this month’s trip to San Antonio, but got side tracked with other issues surrounding life now and clouding my vision. So today, we look at the fun about the travel. Despite having lived in the Lone Star state, I had never made the trip to […]

Perspectives Divide and Offer Opportunity for Growth

Growing up in Arkansas, the cattle business was fairly lax when it came to politics, environmental concerns, and general camaraderie of the industry. Moving to Montana has given me a few new perspectives on things. Earlier this month, I traveled to San Antonio for work at the annual Cattle Industry Convention. This was their largest […]

Winter Running, Audio Books, Better Eating

We’ve been really lucky in Montana as far as winter weather goes. Or unlucky, depending on your perspective. February has been on track to be the warmest ever for Helena, 13 degrees above average. This’ll be only the 3rd day this month we’ve remained below freezing and we’ve had several days near or above 60. […]

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