Fuel Up To Play 60 Chicago Marathon

Fueling Greatness for the Chicago Marathon – #FuelGreatness

For anyone who has been following my story for the past few years on Twitter and Instagram, you'll know that I've been seriously bitten by the running bug. Every weekend I'm out on the trails and going for a long run. In 2016, I completed my first three marathons and in June 2017, I completed … Continue reading Fueling Greatness for the Chicago Marathon – #FuelGreatness

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Podcast 022 – Beef and Dairy Checkoff Over a Beer

Everyone aside from those too young remembers the iconic television commercials with Sam Elliott, a catchy tune and the phrase - Beef, It's What's For Dinner. But what happened to those ads? Many ranchers complain because these ads aren't front and center. Why aren't our Checkoff programs spending $5 million for a 30 second Super … Continue reading Podcast 022 – Beef and Dairy Checkoff Over a Beer

Is McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Bad Business for Beef?

Today, I stopped in McDonald's at 11 a.m. for a Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin. I'm a fan of the new All Day Breakfast, which began on Tuesday, October 6 across the country. Social media rejoiced, McDonald's proclaims a great move by listening and responding to its customers and franchisees are calling it a logistics … Continue reading Is McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Bad Business for Beef?

CNN Eatocracy: ‘Frostbite on their teats’ and other cold weather farming issues

Despite all the cold during the past few weeks, farmers and ranchers across the country have been out and about, taking care of their livestock, and getting things done on the farm and ranch. I wrote an article that looked at several of these cold weather tasks that was published on CNN Eatocracy yesterday. It … Continue reading CNN Eatocracy: ‘Frostbite on their teats’ and other cold weather farming issues

Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination goals for dairy farmers

A few weeks ago, I started a series featuring biotechnology tools used in cattle herds across the country. David and Jennifer Heim are friends of mine and own a dairy farm in northeast Kansas. The Heims milk 85-100 Holstein cows and raise their heifer calves as replacements. They also raise corn, soybeans, hay, and other forages, mostly … Continue reading Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination goals for dairy farmers

Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm

Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm

Yesterday, a new undercover video was released from a Wisconsin dairy farm; a farm much like one of the many family farms across the country. Actually, after reading so many reports of animal welfare concerns, these revealing scenes from behind closed doors are pretty shocking. Watch the video for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNSzrSiZ9w See the original undercover … Continue reading Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm

AgProud: Tennessee Dairy Farmer Ryan Bright

Today my month-long series takes us to Philadelphia, Tennessee, visiting with 5th generation dairy farmer Ryan Bright. We're celebrating the diversity of Agriculture by visiting with farmers, ranchers, and consumers from across the country and asking why they're proud to be a part of Agriculture. Why are YOU Agriculture Proud? I was at the grocery … Continue reading AgProud: Tennessee Dairy Farmer Ryan Bright

Back To The Start – Chipotle Ad Draws Controversy

Questions of Science. Science through Progress. Nobody said it was easy. I'm going back to the start. Boy ole Willy Nelson sure knows how to strike a chord with a song of emotion. Sunday night's Grammy awards broadcast included a Chipotle commercial featuring their Food With Integrity Campaign and a slogan of Cultivating a better … Continue reading Back To The Start – Chipotle Ad Draws Controversy