Starting a New Chapter in My Career with AgriClear

The past two years have been an amazing welcome to Big Sky Country. I would like to thank all of the ranchers and families across the state who have made me feel very welcomed as part of the Stockgrowers organization. Moving to Montana has long been a personal goal to work with and learn from … Continue reading Starting a New Chapter in My Career with AgriClear

Showing Support With Farm Toys For Tots

A group of activists are angry and once again, they're trying to force their views upon everyone else. This time it surrounds a toy on Walmart shelves. If that's not enough, they're showing ignorance by calling it a slaughter toy, choosing to ignore the model's many other uses in real life. A petition on change.org is asking … Continue reading Showing Support With Farm Toys For Tots

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Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil

Attacks by Chipotle Mexican Grill on our country’s food system have hit the heart of American farming and ranching families, something their marketing team fails to recognize. One of these farming families includes Bob and Mary Mertz, 4th generation farmers from Riley County, Kansas who raise Simmental cattle, soybeans, corn, and sheep for 4-H and FFA … Continue reading Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil

We Need To Manage Resources and Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires

We get it. 2015 has been dry, major portions of the West are in the middle of a big drought and things will catch on fire. But it doesn't have to be this bad. In a previous post, I briefly discussed the impact wildfires are having on Western states this year, specifically the ranching communities … Continue reading We Need To Manage Resources and Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires

Federal Judge Strikes Down Principle of Idaho Ag Law

So-called "ag gag" laws hit the news again this week as a federal judge struck down the principle behind an Idaho law that aimed to protect farmers from undercover investigations by activists. The laws have been hotly debated over the past few years, which I've followed on several occasions. When I lived in Tennessee, the … Continue reading Federal Judge Strikes Down Principle of Idaho Ag Law

Cashing in on Useless Agriculture Degrees

Every once in a while, a new report comes out that predicts growth or decline in various industries or product markets. Groups supported by the outcome usually proclaim the report as the latest and greatest news, opposing groups usually dismiss reports for their fallacies, and media outlets are looking for a chance to gain the largest … Continue reading Cashing in on Useless Agriculture Degrees