Bandita Janeal Yancey is a mom and a meat scientist living in Arkansas. She spends her days attempting to keep up with students and research at the University of Arkansas. She spends her 'free time' attempting to keep up with her 4-year old daughter, Vallie. She tries to help other moms know more about meat … Continue reading Kids of the Ag college.
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 … Continue reading Agriculture – Useless College Degree Part 2
Yep, I'm headed back to school this week, just as I have done for 17 years of my life (geeze... that makes it sound like forever). This time around I'm in Knoxville, Tennessee working on my Master's in Animal Science, studying Reproduction Physiology - in short, mostly cattle reproduction. Living in a town apartment isn't … Continue reading Back To School – Appreciation For My Experiences
As a part of my Day In Farm Life Series, I've been sharing thoughts from individual farmers. However, there's so much more behind-the-scenes work that is done to convey the message to consumers. Madeline McCurry-Schmidt is a journalist for a group of scientists and researchers that promotes livestock and meat science. These peer-reviewed studies provide … Continue reading Day In Farm Life: Off-Farm Perspective
Last week I received a link to a story from The Daily Beast, an aggregator news website affiliated with Newsweek. The headline was "20 Most Useless Degrees" and wouldn't you know it Horticulture (No.2), Agriculture (No.3), Nutrition (No.10), and Animal Science (No.20) made the list. The website laid claim that the first two degree fields … Continue reading Agriculture – Top 20 Most Useless Degrees?