Category: College

Thankful for Snail Mail surprises

I guess life’s not all bad. I’m stuck in the office most of the time. I don’t mind getting there so early that it’s dark outside, but I do miss the sunrises every day. It does stink to leave the office when it’s dark too. So I am thankful daylight hours are getting longer. Apparently […]

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“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” […]

Thankful Thursday: Field Trip to the Sheep Barn

College kids take field trips too. Although this one was quite a short trip. I had the opportunity to play shuttle driver for the lab sections of the Introduction to Animal Science class. We went to the University farm just outside of town to learn about sheep farming. These students are mostly Freshmen, and many […]

Top 10 reasons for reproductive failure in cows and bulls

Let’s face it… Farming is a business. To operate, a business must turn some kind of a profit. In the cattle business, reproduction is one of the most important economic traits. More important than growth, production, or carcass performance. If a cow fails to have a calf on the ground every year, something is missing. […]

4th of July already? My mind needs a break!

Can you believe it? 4th of July is here and gone! Happy Independence Day America! I’ve been in the office all summer it seems. In between headaches, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to attend a number of field days across the great state of Tennessee. There are some great cattlemen in this state. It’s a shame […]

Photo Friday: Experience and Knowledge

“The stockman whose training has been solely in the school of experience often holds in light regard that which is written concerning his vocation. Let him remember the facts and truths are the same whether the repository is a book or the human mind. Held by the latter, all perish with the possessor; in keeping […]

Bright opportunity for the millennial generation

I recently had the opportunity to write a Feature for Progressive Cattlemen Magazine as a part of their series featuring the younger generation in Agriculture. Be sure to finish reading the article via the link below and let me know what you think! — My generation is what some call “Millennials.” We are a generation […]

Alltech Annual International Symposium | #AgFuture

I’m on the road again this week, in Lexington, Kentucky. Many know Lexington for the University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball or the legendary horse racing and extremely nice barns that dot the rolling green hills. Some may even know Eastern Kentucky for its trail of Bourbon Distilleries. Lexington is also home to Alltech – a […]

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