There has been a lot of news in recent years concerning the role of the Beef Checkoff dollars and how they're utilized. A few of my personal observations: Gauging from the discussions online and in coffee-shop talk, some critics have not read the regulations establishing the role of the Beef Checkoff Some critics assume the … Continue reading Why Blame The Beef Checkoff For Promoting Beef?
When family members requested my Christmas Wish List this past month, I had a very difficult time coming up with items. I've spent much of 2016 decluttering - scanning and shredding old paperwork, cleaning out the closets and donating unused items, and reducing the general amount of clutter around me. I also dedicated much of … Continue reading Christmas Wish List: Experiences Not Things
Press Release from Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative following the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon. I am proud to have assisted NEBPI with weekend events and team promotion in return for their sponsorship to participate in the marathon. More details on my personal experiences during marathon weekend coming in a future post. Forty-two runners sponsored by the … Continue reading Team Beef at the 41st Marine Corps Marathon
The total number of people who use YouTube – 1,300,000,000. 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute! Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day. (Source) Included in those numbers are a growing number of farmers on YouTube sharing their daily lives growing food. Video is by far the top … Continue reading Top 5 Farmers on YouTube to Follow
The following is a repost of a column by Nicole Ginley-Hidinger shared on the Ragnar Road Blog. The Montana Running Ranchers are very thankful for Ragnar featuring our team prior to the recent Ragnar Relay Hawaii. Be sure to read all my coverage of our relay team, the Montana Running Ranchers. Like what you see here? Sign … Continue reading Beef. It’s What’s for the Montana Running Ranchers’ Pre-Race Dinner
The following is a recap of the recent Ragnar Relay Hawaii, where I joined a team of runners from the ranching community to complete a 200(ish) mile relay around Hawaii's Big Island. This was an incredible experience, tough race, and exciting time to connect with participants from across the country. Be sure to read all … Continue reading Montana Ranchers Complete 200-mile Relay in Hawaii
Earlier this year, I checked three more off the list thanks to a long weekend over the Labor Day holiday and a few travel points burning a hole in my pocket. In a previous column, I touched on the role Open Lands have for Western ranchers, but they make for great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors … Continue reading How Many National Parks Have You Visited?
Today we’ll continue with a series on the Montana Running Ranchers relay team. The team will be participating in the Ragnar 200-mile relay event in Hawaii, October 14-15, 2016. The team uses this event as an advocacy opportunity to share the message of beef in a healthy diet and Montana ranching with runners and athletes from across … Continue reading Billie Jo Holzer | Montana Running Ranchers
You know that graduate student who gets the lucky draw to help with those "fun" summer projects? Yep, that was my role when I first met today's podcast guest. Now, to be honest, the summer project wasn't too bad. I had the opportunity to help measure the results with a new fly tag project by … Continue reading Cattle Fly Control with Dave Thomas | Agriculture Proud Podcast 017
Much of what we love about the western states involves open lands. Both private and public ownership of millions of acres make up these open spaces where we can enjoy wildlife, big skies, and the last remaining wide-open country. Do livestock and farming operations contribute to retaining these open lands? I decided to tackle this topic … Continue reading Open Lands Contributions by Livestock