Montana Ranchers Building the Next Generation of Leaders

The following is a recap of the first meeting for a Leadership Series I'm coordinating with the Montana Stockgrowers Association in 2016. I'm very excited about the opportunity to put together a program to help the next generation in our ranching communities become stronger leaders for our industry! This is a great opportunity I'm thankful … Continue reading Montana Ranchers Building the Next Generation of Leaders

CBS Sunday Morning: Is GMO Fear Justified?

"The big question is: Is all this fear justified?" CBS Sunday Morning aired a cover story on the Safety of GMOs this morning that takes a look at the origin of genetically engineering food and the opposition to the idea of genetically altering our food. The story features perspectives from plant pathologist, Dennis Gonsalves and his … Continue reading CBS Sunday Morning: Is GMO Fear Justified?

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GMO Conversations with Janice Person | Agriculture Proud Podcast 001

Janice and Ryan clowning around on a discussion panel. Janice Person is a great friend to many people in the agriculture world. She's passionate about cotton and loves people. Janice blogs at janiceperson.com and you can find her as @JPlovescotton on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. If you haven't investigated her Cotton 101 series, you're missing … Continue reading GMO Conversations with Janice Person | Agriculture Proud Podcast 001

Mentoring Farm Ranch Employees

3 Keys to Mentoring Farm and Ranch Employees

"It is important to acquire all of the knowledge that you can and to continue to learn," says Montana rancher and businessman, Dean Wang, who recently shared the following advice on mentoring employees on farm and ranch operations. My banking, rodeo, and ranching mentors were instrumental in my development and here are a few items I have … Continue reading 3 Keys to Mentoring Farm and Ranch Employees

Campbell’s Shows Support For GMO With Labeling

This week, Campbell's set the bar high for its competitors with the announcement of a voluntary labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients. In some aspects this has folks on both sides of the GMO debate in agreement. While this is great news for those who want more information about our food supply, there is a piece … Continue reading Campbell’s Shows Support For GMO With Labeling

Why Farmers Should Stop Bashing Chipotle

I've long been an advocate of calling out Chipotle Mexican Grill on their BS. Their Food With Integrity marketing campaigns have lacked integrity and perpetuated lies about hard-working American farm and ranch families. Chipotle has spent years building up their brand as being superior to conventional food systems, while their ideal (sustainable, organic, non-GMO) foods have … Continue reading Why Farmers Should Stop Bashing Chipotle

Yellowstone Bison Management and Impact on Montana Ranching

Yellowstone National Park is the nation's first park and admired by people around the globe. Folks often acquaint the Park with two iconic figures - Old Faithful geyser and the wild bison. These bison are the remaining few wild herds of their kind in the nation. During a majority of the year, these bison graze … Continue reading Yellowstone Bison Management and Impact on Montana Ranching