Tag: Montana

Raising Bison For Meat in Montana | Agriculture Proud Podcast 019

In Episode 018 of the podcast, I visited with the National Bison Association to learn more about raising bison commercially across the United States. We touched on a fair number of statistics to describe this sector of the agriculture business on a national level. On Episode 019 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast, I follow up […]

Five Ways Livestock Make Contributions to Open Lands

Much of what we love about the western states involves open lands. Both private and public ownership of millions of acres make up these open spaces where we can enjoy wildlife, big skies, and the last remaining wide-open country. Do livestock and farming operations contribute to retaining these open lands? I decided to tackle this topic […]

Western Author on Sharing Your Story | Agriculture Proud Podcast 016

For years, we’ve talked about sharing your story in the context of agriculture advocacy. Today, while there is an increasing number of agriculture advocates sharing their stories on blogs, that doesn’t mean we’re doing it in the most effective manner to reach the audience we truly would like to reach. On Episode 016 of the […]

Montana Ranchers Plan for 200-mile Running Event

Each year, members of the Montana ranching community lace up their shoes, load up the vans and head out for a run with beef in hand. The group goes with an intention of meeting people from outside the state who have mutual interests in healthy living, the outdoors and running. The Montana Running Ranchers is […]

Montana Beef Cattle Extension | Agriculture Proud Podcast 009

I’ve always been a big supporter of our Land Grant University extension and research programs. Growing up in 4-H had me acquainted with their efforts from the start. Continuing education in the college of agriculture had a natural integration through my undergraduate years, and my graduate research program allowed me to dive even deeper working […]

Young Montana Ranchers Learning to Contribute Through Leadership

When the Stockgrowers Leadership Series was launched in January, fourteen young members of the ranching community gathered from across Montana to embark on the inaugural 12-month journey to improve their skills and learn more about our industry. Now four months into the program, the class participants are enthusiastic about their progress and even considering different perspectives […]

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