Category: Montana

Montana Beef Cattle Extension | Agriculture Proud Podcast 009

I’ve always been a big supporter of our Land Grant University extension and research programs. Growing up in 4-H had me acquainted with their efforts from the start. Continuing education in the college of agriculture had a natural integration through my undergraduate years, and my graduate research program allowed me to dive even deeper working […]

Young Montana Ranchers Learning to Contribute Through Leadership

When the Stockgrowers Leadership Series¬†was launched in January, fourteen young members of the ranching community gathered from across Montana to embark on the inaugural 12-month journey to improve their skills and learn more about our industry. Now four months into the program, the class participants are enthusiastic about their progress and even considering different perspectives […]

Working With Youth and Being Involved with Montana Ranchers | Agriculture Proud Podcast 004

Episode 004 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast features a discussion with a ranching couple from far northern Montana. Do you remember the fluffy cow craze a few years ago? The Montana ranchers on today’s podcast raise this type of cattle and are a great ranch couple¬†to learn from and spend time with! Butch and Doreen […]

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 […]

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. […]

Montana Ranchers Building the Next Generation of Leaders

The following is a recap of the first meeting for a Leadership Series I’m coordinating with the Montana Stockgrowers Association in 2016. I’m very excited about the opportunity to put together a program to help the next generation in our ranching communities become stronger leaders for our industry! This is a great opportunity I’m thankful […]

Yellowstone Bison Management and Impact on Montana Ranching

Yellowstone National Park is the nation’s first park and admired by people around the globe. Folks often acquaint the Park with two iconic figures – Old Faithful geyser and the wild bison. These bison are the remaining few wild herds of their kind in the nation. During a majority of the year, these bison graze […]

3 Lessons Learned From My First 3 Half Marathons

Late last year, I set a goal to run a Half Marathon. After completing a few 5k and 10k races, I was hungry for more. So, this Spring, I accomplished that goal by running the Yellowstone Half Marathon. I wasn’t competitive for any medals, but I did accomplish my goal of finishing. Following that race, […]

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