If Santa Was A Farmer

It never fails that when the Holiday Season comes back around, I'm asked what I want for gifts and struggle to come up with a good request. Just like many other people, when I want or need something, I jump online to buy it. But what if Santa was a farmer? What gifts would I … Continue reading If Santa Was A Farmer

How You Can Support Food and Agriculture Non-Profits

There are several occasions throughout the year when I am looking for non-profit organizations to support. Causes related to food or agriculture will always be important to me and his is especially true for efforts to address hunger relief. With such a wide variety of occasions such as Small Business Saturday, Giving Tuesday, or just … Continue reading How You Can Support Food and Agriculture Non-Profits

Culture and Inclusion are not just words on paper

"A culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a goal to be met by just words on paper, but it's the actions that we take. When we're talking about the culture of an organization, how do employees interact? How do leaders set the tone for the conversations that are taking place?" Those are words … Continue reading Culture and Inclusion are not just words on paper

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Agriculture Internships – tips to maximize the opportunities

Growing up on a diversified cattle ranch, I had the great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the cattle business from an early age. I had a deep dive into a large-scale cow-calf and stocker business; our family vacations were traveling to Amarillo, Texas to see our cattle in the feedlots. Despite having such an … Continue reading Agriculture Internships – tips to maximize the opportunities

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Diversity and Inclusion – will Ag brush it off?

Does agriculture have a problem with diversity and inclusion? Is this something the community is willing to admit and work on? Or will some in the industry try to brush this off as well? In the weeks after I first shared my experiences challenging diversity and inclusion in the workplace, I've received an overwhelming amount … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion – will Ag brush it off?

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5 Changes That Helped My Financial Goals Become Reality

Have you ever found yourself laughing at financial programs claiming to slash your debt and make you rich? Also, have you ever looked at your bank account and credit card statements and let out an audible groan? I've been there. The best time to start making changes to reach your financial goals was 10 years … Continue reading 5 Changes That Helped My Financial Goals Become Reality

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Omitting Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

To follow-up on the previous post where I shared my experiences and challenges of organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, today I'd like to share the perspective of a former colleague. This person has requested to remain anonymous, but their voice is important to describe the culture at the organization that led to the departure of … Continue reading Omitting Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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A word on organizational culture, diversity and inclusion

This year has proven to be challenging. I have been presented with opportunities to stand up for the ethics and values I have been taught my entire life. Our communities - whether those be defined by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a rural-urban divide - are often passionate about our deeply rooted beliefs, which … Continue reading A word on organizational culture, diversity and inclusion

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Farm Accidents with Dairy Carrie | Over A Beer Podcast 037

In 2017, farm accidents resulted in the deaths of 416 farmers and farmworkers. Every day, about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury. In 2014, an estimated 12,000 youth were injured on farms; 4,000 of these injuries were due to farm work. These statistics from the CDC are sobering. But these events are preventable. On … Continue reading Farm Accidents with Dairy Carrie | Over A Beer Podcast 037