Growing up on my family's cattle ranch, we always had beef in the freezer. While there were other proteins - pork from the neighbors, eggs from chickens in the barn - beef protein was always our primary choice. To be honest, I am still shocked when I meet adults who admit to never having cooked … Continue reading Can beef protein fuel strength for running?
For the better part of a decade, I have been involved in agriculture advocacy efforts. I began this blog as a simple way to share what I was doing on the ranch. That soon developed into a full network of friends and peers across the country. And today, directing programs for a growing nationwide network … Continue reading Advocacy Has Become Just Another Part of Doing Business
Certainly a busy week! Where do I start? My second week of travel would offer more challenges and more flights. Short winter days keep me running on the treadmill as I try to fit runs in before morning and all-day meetings. Three different time zones on multiple occasions. My internal clock is a little messed … Continue reading Motivation is Overrated – This week in beef, running, and travel
For 25 years, beef has been what's for dinner. Most people recognize that phrase and acquaint it with early television ads. But things in the food world have changed and we're keeping pace with the world. And now, we're working to show you how that is done. We're at odd cross-hairs in the food and … Continue reading Rethink The Ranch – Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.
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
Life happens and time changes things. We learn how to buy better beef, runner smarter races, and write better blog posts. As my blogging efforts near a decade, I realized it may be time for those to change as well. Agriculture Proud will always be an important chapter in my story, but recognizing that my … Continue reading Running and Travel Fueled by Beef
Earlier this year, I received word that I would be recognized in a group of Top 10 Industry Leaders Under 40. Of course, I have quite the excitement and appreciation for being listed among some top cattle business leaders in the region. This is a community of many hard-working, independent and bright people. So to … Continue reading Top 10 Industry Leaders Under 40 – Cattle Business
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
I frequently receive questions about how (of if) beef can be part of a healthy diet. Often times, beef is acquainted with cuts of yesteryear which carried more saturated fat. Thanks to advances in meat cutting to trim excess fat, cattle breeding and feeding, we see more lean beef today than we have in previous … Continue reading Can Beef Be Part of a Diet for Weight Loss and Heart Health?
Want an opportunity to do research with Jack Daniels? Have you considered studying cattle nutrition? Well, I didn't get to drink any JD as part of the work, but we did get to use some of their by-products from distilling as feed for beef cattle. On Episode 025 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast, Ryan Goodman … Continue reading FAQ on Beef Cattle | Over A Beer Podcast 025