National Agriculture Day – What does it mean to you? My role in Agriculture has changed a bit since this time last year. In 2011 I was staring down the nose of some rank Brangus momma cows as I tagged their newborn calves. Day in and out I found myself in the middle of a […]
Continuing my Agriculture Proud series today with a type of agriculture so many forget is actual farming. We’re celebrating the diversity of agriculture, hearing from farmers, ranchers, and consumers on why they are proud to be a part of ag. Why are YOU Agriculture Proud? A forester is an agriculturalist, whose crop is slightly different […]
Last night I was pacing the kitchen, digging through the fridge, looking for something to eat. A few weeks ago I bought some flat-iron steaks on sale and stuck them in the freezer for safe keeping. There’s a start. I love my beef, but it’s nice to do something with it. On the counter I […]
Now before you get excited at the mention of poo, I have no crafty songs like Will Gilmer, (Water ‘n Poo, you have to see it!) but I do want to talk about how we manage manure from the barns, pens, and feeding areas. We want to recycle nutrients on the farm, while at the […]
So I’m really not a fan of saturating a conversation with facts and figures, but I saw this video from Merck Animal Health and thought it worth a share. Doing less with more. That is today’s American Cattle Farmers and Ranchers. Sustainablebeef.org has much more information on sustainable beef production practices.
(After reading this, please continue to parts 2 and 3.) Last week I had the opportunity to join the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Class for their session on media training and a tour of WinRock Farms on Petit Jean Mountain. Director of Communications for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Daren Williams (@Real_Beefman), came to […]
Imagine an entire week without your phone, computer, or even a television. Now imagine that week being in a place with dry creek beds, cactus spines sticking in your legs, sage blowing up your nose, blowing sand that cuts through your eyes, and the sun beating down all day long. A place so dry the […]
Thank goodness its Friday! On Fridays I will post a photo from the ranch and discuss the subject. Take a gander and see if you can tell me what we are looking at… Friend or Foe? I never considered this pesky plant as a friend, but the top google results all returned “milk thistle” as […]