Month: February 2016

Snow Joke Half Marathon – Seeley Lake, Montana

If you’ll recall, a few weeks ago, I outlined an aggressive plan for my 2016 running calendar, culminating in my first (now) three marathons. This past weekend, I checked off the second race and first half marathon of the year with the Snow Joke Half Marathon in Seeley Lake, Montana. This was a great motivation […]

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Antibiotics Use in Livestock with a Veterinarian | Agriculture Proud Podcast 003

Episode 003 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast features a discussion on a hot topic for both consumers and agriculture producers today. At the end of 2016, we will see the mandatory implementation of rules that will change how antibiotics are used in livestock. Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) are a result of changes to FDA’s Guidances […]

Ranching in Southwest Montana with Race King | Agriculture Proud Podcast 002

This week’s episode of the Agriculture Proud Podcast features a rancher from Dillon, Montana. Race King and his family manage the La Cense Montana ranch, which spans 88,000 acres in southwest Montana. According to their website, “the ranch is located just east of the Continental Divide, on the northwestern edge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, […]

Western Montana Ranchers Gather For Winter Grazing Seminar

Last week, I had an opportunity to attend the Montana Winter Grazing Seminar in Missoula. This annual event attracted over 200 attendees from ranches and conservation programs, mostly from Western portions of the state. Speakers, panels and breakout workshops covered a number of topics focused on grazing management and feeding strategies, especially during winter months. […]

Cattle Industry Convention and Critics hit San Diego

Last week, over 6,700 ranching industry members and their families flooded downtown San Diego for the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. This annual meeting is a great opportunity to catch up with ranchers from across the country, forge important business relationships and work on policy that guides the national association’s work on […]

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