Category: Graduate School

Take time to watch the sunrise

When was the last time you got up early enough to watch the sunrise? And, no, I don’t mean peaking out your window. I mean, sitting outside, in solitude, and watching the sunrise from start to finish. From the point where the stars are bright until the last of the circle is above the horizon. […]

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Diversity in Forage Management

Remember the cross-country trip I took late this past summer? It was 2,600 miles filled with fun and new experiences. More importantly, it was a great experience to learn more about diversity in forage management from producers across the country. No matter the environment in, no one style of management fits every farm or ranch. […]

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

This year’s Alltech Symposium offered many great programs during the breakout sessions. Of greatest interest to me were several sessions focusing on the future of animal nutrition. I had the opportunity to attend two of these sessions. The Programs Not Products Ruminant section highlighted the need for livestock nutrition to focus on lifetime performance and […]

Ask a Farmer: Biotechnology and Cattle Reproduction

Most folks get to share “Peanut” photos of their kids, so I figure it’s only fair I get to share one from our cows During the month of April, my schedule is jam packed and I’m finding myself on the road nearly every day. It’s breeding season for our cattle in Tennessee and it’s the […]

“Think Tank” on Cattle Reproductive Technology

Want to make a first-year graduate student feel really dumb? Put him in a room with several leading researchers in his field of study and ask what he learned. Talk about a challenge. Luckily I didn’t have to actually get up and speak, but it was encouraging enough to sit in on the “Think Tank” […]

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