Nothing in this life is free. Good things come to those who work hard, and for me that includes pursuing my passion. I'm proud of my roots at home in Arkansas. It's a great state with many traditions, and great people who contribute to the world, but "you're always 17 in your hometown." Branching out … Continue reading Love for Agriculture and Red Dirt music #WorthTheFight
"Agriculture. It's more than a part of life. It's a passion, a lifestyle, a resilient community that works hard to feed the world." I first put this statement together in November 2010 after asking several of my followers why they were thankful for Agriculture (see blog series). I learned so much from that series of … Continue reading What does Agriculture mean to you?
"The stockman whose training has been solely in the school of experience often holds in light regard that which is written concerning his vocation. Let him remember the facts and truths are the same whether the repository is a book or the human mind. Held by the latter, all perish with the possessor; in keeping … Continue reading Photo Friday: Experience and Knowledge
Food Policy ...definitely not something I consider in my daily vocabulary, but a conversation we should all be a part of. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I should consider myself a ‘foodie’ (term used loosely). I spend every day concerned about my food. I think about where it comes, learning … Continue reading Getting Involved In Campus Food Policy
When was the last time you walked down the grocery aisle and looked at food labels. I bet you probably look at the Nutritional Facts and maybe a few flashy labels for the latest trending buzz word. But have you looked at the manufacturer information on the label? Or even the country of origin label? … Continue reading Why I Occupy My Food Supply
In case you haven't found out already, the new Facebook timeline is a gem for stalking. It pretty much cuts your time in half, if not more. Since my blog post for today turned into more of a 1,000+ word essay, I had to come up with something different. I decided to flip back a … Continue reading Thankful Thursday: Flashback
When I miss an opportunity or mess up on a question, I tend to take it as a challenge. A few weeks ago I traveled to Knoxville for my formal interview with the Animal Science graduate committee. Looking back, I would sure like to have a redo on a few questions. Surely, I am not … Continue reading Why Graduate School?
To change things up a little bit, today I host a guest post from a graduate student, dairy farm kid, and agriculture advocate from Minnesota. Farming and ranching in general, require much patience, passion, and hard work. Once ya grow up on a farm, it's impossible to leave those experiences behind. Even though so many … Continue reading Dairy Farming Requires Passion
Not sure who, but someone once said "My day job is better than your vacation." Pretty sure they were talking about my life. The past week has been quite a workout for myself, Pistol, and Grulla. We've been gathering bulls for the end of breeding season. Everything has been pretty smooth with the exception of … Continue reading My Job, Better Than Vacation
Nothing but my best. Last week I told you about my trip to New Mexico where I had the opportunity to teach elementary and middle school youth about Agriculture. During this trip I also had the privilege of being the FFA banquet guest speaker. Even though this was a first for me, I had to … Continue reading Sharing My Passion With New Mexico FFA Students