Tag: Arkansas

Meat Scientist Janeal Yancey | Over A Beer 041

Surely I’m not alone in having left those leftovers on the counter overnight. Are they safe to eat? What’s the best way to store meat in the freezer? And what is a meat scientist, anyway?!? We have the answers to those and even more of your meat questions. This week on the podcast, Carrie Mess […]

My Introduction As A Kid | What Happens In A Cattle Feedlot

So what really takes place at a cattle feedlot? Many folks refer to these places of business as factory farms. There is strong fascination among activist groups to uncover acts of cruelty and abuse from these locations, not only animal abuse, but irrevocable harms to the surrounding environment and communities. I have been lucky enough […]

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 […]

It’s not a trip home without…

Last week I had the opportunity to make a quick trip back to Arkansas to see family and friends. It was my first visit since Christmas and it seems like 5 days flew by entirely too fast. With every trip home growing farther apart these days, I always have a brief list of things that […]

White Christmas in Arkansas with the family [Video]

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas this week with lots of food, family, and friends! I traveled home to Arkansas to spend the week with family and ended up seeing a VERY White Christmas. We had about a foot of snow at the house and 6-8 inches of snow with quite a […]

Kids of the Ag college.

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 […]

Family and Farming will persist through the Arkansas drought

A special Thank You to @Urban Magazine from Fort Smith, Arkansas for featuring my story and insight on this year’s drought and its impact on the farming community. Be sure to check out the original story and leave a comment on the @Urban Magazine website. Ryan Goodman is tracking the extreme drought from his home […]

Isaac brings rain, worries and relief for Arkansas drought

Hurricane Isaac’s approach to Arkansas and the Midwestern states couldn’t be more of a blessing. These areas are in great need of significant rainfall.┬áMy thoughts go out to those affected by the significant flooding and wind damage on the coasts of Mississippi and Louisiana. Even though some forecasts are calling for up to 8 inches […]

CBS News covers Arkansas drought – Respond with comments

No matter how hard we (farmers, ranchers, others within the agriculture community) may try to share our story with the world, there will always be haters. That would be those folks who have made up their minds about agriculture based on their first impressions from anti-agriculture groups. We have a long road to travel in […]

Arkansas Drought forcing ranchers to sell off cattle

As the drought conditions in Arkansas continue to worsen, farmers and ranchers watch their fields turn brown and water sources shrink. A few weeks ago, I shared a few photos from my family’s fields on CNN. Despite more numerous spotty showers, this week’s drought monitor update shows the drought only intensifying in Arkansas and across […]

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