Idaho Cattle Convention – Sun Valley, Idaho

I  can't believe I've let a month go by and haven't updated the blog on my travels in and around Montana. (So I better catch up!) Work has definitely kept me busy and on the go. But I guess that is a good thing! In early November, I had the great opportunity to travel to … Continue reading Idaho Cattle Convention – Sun Valley, Idaho

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Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin

Over the past several years, I have been engaged in several conversations about transparency, animal welfare, and requests for more information about how livestock make it to our plates. Recently, American Meat Institute has teamed up with Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-know animal scientist who focuses on improving animal welfare practices, especially during slaughter. The … Continue reading Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin

#BigSkyMove: Manhattan Kansas serves up a great steak diagram

Where does your favorite cut of steak come from? During my #BigSkyMove, I had the opportunity to visit Manhattan, Kansas, specifically my friends Brandon and Jodi Oleen. Jodi works for the Kansas Pork Association and Brandon with one of the Beef Cattle units at Kansas State University. Talk about house divided when it comes to … Continue reading #BigSkyMove: Manhattan Kansas serves up a great steak diagram

CNN Eatocracy: How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?

This week has been an exciting one for those discussing food and farming. Sunday's airing of RAM Truck's Super Bowl ad featuring the American Farmer has had online communities buzzing about the images and characteristics that defined our farmers in 1978. Those characteristics and values still hold true today, despite what we commonly hear in mainstream … Continue reading CNN Eatocracy: How has farming changed since 1978 and “So God Made a Farmer”?

99 Bushels of Harvest with Frosted Mini-Wheats [Video]

Have you seen the latest Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats commercial? It brought a grin the first time I saw it. I wonder if wheat farmers really drive through the golden fields singing "99 bushels of wheat on the farm, 99 bushels of wheat!" (especially with dancing cereal biscuits?). Here's the video in case you haven't seen … Continue reading 99 Bushels of Harvest with Frosted Mini-Wheats [Video]

AgChat attendees swap agriculture items from across states

I spent most of last week in Kansas City with more than 100 farmers and agriculture professionals, learning to better utilize social media when sharing our stories. We had a great week catching up with everyone, many were first time contacts IRL (in real life). It's a pretty neat experience to network with someone via … Continue reading AgChat attendees swap agriculture items from across states

Road Trip to Kansas City: Missouri Agriculture Facts

About the time this blog posts, I'll be at the airport in Nashville, waiting on a Southwest Airlines flight to Kansas City, Missouri for the 2012 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference presented by the AgChat Foundation. This is a great meeting held to train farmers, ranchers, and others how to better utilize Social Media and online tools … Continue reading Road Trip to Kansas City: Missouri Agriculture Facts