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 … Continue reading Youth Livestock Skills Competition
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 … Continue reading Cattle at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo
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. … Continue reading AgProud: Kentucky Farm Mom Wanda Quiggins
Sometimes I forget what it would be like to be a first-generation Aggie. I grew up on the ranch, my dad the same, and the other Goodmans before him. Because of that there is probably a lot I miss, or maybe do not notice. But I wouldn't give my raising on the ranch for the … Continue reading Caleb is AgProud and Ag-Thankful
2010 is headed out the door and 2011 is on its way. When I started the "I am Agriculture Proud" Facebook group, I had no clue by the end of the year the group would have over 4,400 members and I would be writing daily for this blog. It is still weird that people actually … Continue reading Top 5 in 2010
Vlog. Video Blog. It is a great and easy way to share your story. Maybe you do not think of yourself as a great writer and find it difficult to write down your story in a blog. Have you tried telling your story through a Vlog? Video blogging is a great way to share a … Continue reading Sharing Through Video
Which is your style? Are you in it for the win or the experience? Of course we all want to win, but are we really taking advantage of opportunities to gain invaluable experience? There are many groups and organizations that encourage youth to become involved and learn to succeed. FFA and 4-H are common in … Continue reading In It for the Win or Experience?