Category: Youth

Judging the 2014 National Beef Ambassador Contest

I love to travel, even if it does mean riding in a small Delta puddle jumper with a grumpy flight staff. A few weeks ago, I had the really awesome opportunity to travel to Arkansas and be a judge for the 2014 National Beef Ambassador contest. I was never a participant in the program, but […]

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Dodge RAM pays Super Bowl tribute with “So God made a Farmer”

The Super Bowl is the most watched television event of the year. By some estimates, more than half of the country watches the game. Many are just as excited, if not more, to see the commercial break ads that air during the broadcast. This year, Dodge RAM used their ad space to declare 2013 the […]

Youth Livestock Skills Competition

Earlier this week I told ya about all of the fun we had in the show ring at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo, but there was another competition at the event. Raising and showing livestock involves many more skills outside of the show ring. This includes subjects like health, nutrition, handling, and of course knowing […]

Cattle at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo

Last week was a busy one for the cattle show folks here in Tennessee. We were in Murfreesboro, TN all week for the first week of the 41st annual Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (web, Facebook). Week 1 is all about the cattle. Week 2 is all about the sheep. It was a busy week for those […]

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 […]

AgProud: Kentucky Farm Mom Wanda Quiggins

Ask someone involved in farming and agriculture what is most important to them. Likely, most of those responses will include family. Wanda Quiggins, 4th generation beef and tobacco farm mom, takes a moment to share why she is proud to be a part of Agriculture and why youth involvement and agriculture education is so important. […]

AgProud: Illinois Agriculture Education

It’s National Teach Ag Day, and here’s my second Agriculture Educator sharing why she is Agriculture Proud. Kathy Novotney is an Illinois educator. Have you thanked and Ag teacher today? This is part of my month-long series highlighting the diversity of Agriculture. Are YOU Agriculture Proud? Growing with two parents as teachers, high school math […]

Unemployment Under 30 – Get A Job

“Nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today.” Ok, so when Mitch Daniels added this statement to his State of the Union response on Tuesday night, he might have been stretching things a bit. I don’t normally touch on political subjects, because honestly there’s too much lobbying and money swapped […]

Agriculture – Useless College Degree Part 2

According to UrbanDictionary.com a Yahoo can be described as “anyone who is uncultured, ignorant, or stupid…of lower intelligence” or as “an uneducated person with a backwoods mentality.” I find it ironic that Yahoo Education would come out with a story citing Agriculture (No.1) (and two associated degree programs: Animal Science (No.4) and Horticulture (No.5)) as […]

Country Classroom in Maury County Tennessee

Today is World Food Day: My daily work involves production agriculture, bringing food from pasture to plate. Part of my work includes sharing my passion of cattle production with others who may not have that opportunity on a daily basis. Learn more about Agvocacy efforts throughout my blog. Thank a farmer for the food on […]

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