How you say it matters. But sometimes, what you say can have an even bigger impact on how your message is received. Word choice matters. Think back to the last time you were part of a discussion with someone from a different industry about their line of work. Did they bring up any words or … Continue reading What word choice leads to misunderstanding?
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
Each year, I’m on the road doing more than 70 presentations and workshops with beef farmers and ranchers across the community. I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me to work with people doing what I love and helping these awesome people be more confident and comfortable sharing their stories. While in Oklahoma … Continue reading Program Helps Beef Producers With Advocacy Skills | Audio
If you have a question, go ask Twitter. While at times it can be a madhouse, I’ve found Twitter to still be a great source for conversation, banter, and new ideas. That’s partly why I reference it as the coffee shop of social media during my training workshops. You can learn about your own industry, … Continue reading Career Advice – 101 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier
I got a kick out of these ads I found via StumbleUpon earlier. From 1999–2000, Adidas ran a series of print ads featuring scenes runners would commonly connect with. Not only are the scenes real, many of the conversations I’ve seen have people laughing because we can relate from our own running experiences. I can’t help but … Continue reading Runners. Yeah, We’re Different (1999)
Last week, work took me on a trip to Phoenix to tour a cattle feedlot and ranch with a group of dietetic interns and the Arizona Beef Council. This is one of the exciting programs with my job where we help future dietitians learn more about how beef cattle are raised and the nutritional science … Continue reading Arizona Cattle Ranch and Feedlot Tour
One of the difficult parts of jumping on a new social media network can be figuring out how to use it. Twitter can be one of those platforms that can seem overwhelming if you don’t have good examples to follow. Maybe even in the beef world. I am pretty darn lucky to work with some … Continue reading 32 Beef Advocates to Follow on Twitter
Farmers and ranchers love feeding their cattle. There’s just something about going out to the field and emptying a bag of cubes or dropping off a few more protein tubs. This is especially true for livestock producers in the Southeastern U.S. with smaller herds. But does that extra feed pay off in the long run? … Continue reading Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?
Today we’ll continue with a series on the Montana Running Ranchers relay team. The team will be participating in the Ragnar 200-mile relay event in Hawaii, October 14-15, 2016. The team uses this event as an advocacy opportunity to share the message of beef in a healthy diet and Montana ranching with runners and athletes from across … Continue reading Christy Gerdes | Montana Running Ranchers
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. … Continue reading Western Montana Ranchers Gather For Winter Grazing Seminar