Lately I have been involved in (and observing) some frustrating conversations. We have so many systems at play in the world of agriculture right now, and people are fighting tooth and nail to gain an edge on the competition. Even if that means throwing our neighbor under the bus. It is incredibly difficult to be a … Continue reading 4 frustrating agriculture messages we need to fix
What is a Factory Farm? Does feeding cattle corn harm them? Why are cattle finished in feedlots? These are a few of the questions I often receive when discussing the beef we eat and how cattle are raised. Do cattle eat grass or grain? Most all beef cattle are born and raised on pastures where … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: Does feeding cattle corn harm them?
Can you believe we're already on the second week of August? Classes for kids here in Tennessee have already begun and my University classes start in a few short weeks. But for now, I'm actually headed home to Arkansas for a few days. I'll get a hands-on look at some of the worst drought seen … Continue reading Effects of 2012 drought on corn after the rain
How about an actual Wordless Wednesday for once? Well, as close as I can get. I start each Monday this summer in the pasture, taking photos of cows. Yep, it's true. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Can ya think of a better way to start the week? I sure can't. … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Sitting with the cows
Another addition to my month long series celebrating the diversity of American Agriculture. Farmers, ranchers, and consumers are sharing why they are proud to be a part of Agriculture. Why are YOU Proud to be a part of Agriculture? My husband and I live in Central Nebraska and raise cattle, corn and hay. Our corn … Continue reading AgProud: Corn, Cattle, and Countless Hours
I'm always up for some good food, especially when it comes to Cajun flavor, ingredients easily found in the pantry, and some good hearty beef. So when I saw this recipe on the Texas Farm Bureau page, I knew I had to share it. Quick Food Facts: The onions in this recipe are referred to as “1015″ … Continue reading Recipe: Texas Jambalaya
As part of my Day in Farm Life Series, today Bobbi Lorenz from Nebraska shares a bit about her life. Bobbi and her husband Mark are Nebraska ranchers raising cattle, corn, and hay. Be sure to read the entire post. Bobbi does a great job of sharing how tough some days can be while caring … Continue reading Day in Farm Life: Central Nebraska