Life happens and time changes things. We learn how to buy better beef, runner smarter races, and write better blog posts. As my blogging efforts near a decade, I realized it may be time for those to change as well. Agriculture Proud will always be an important chapter in my story, but recognizing that my … Continue reading Running and Travel Fueled by Beef
National Ag Day 2015 – Ranching, Sustainability, Family
Happy National Agriculture Day 2015! I can't believe it's been 5 years since the creation of this blog that has traveled far and wide. Over the year's I aimed to show an example that proclaiming a pride in what you do isn't boastful, but rather sharing enthusiasm for your passion and the values which you … Continue reading National Ag Day 2015 – Ranching, Sustainability, Family
Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)
Turns out I was writing about the Montana Stockgrowers Association LONG before I ever even knew I would be moving to Montana and working with this great group of ranchers. I've now met Heath and Kiley Martinell and their children and know much more about how they contribute to the Montana ranching community. This post … Continue reading Ranching gives you a perspective of life… (Video)
Love for Agriculture and Red Dirt music #WorthTheFight
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
What does Agriculture mean to you?
"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?
I Am Agriculture Proud
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 … Continue reading I Am Agriculture Proud
Why I Occupy My Food Supply
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
Thankful Thursday: Flashback
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
Why Graduate School?
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?
Agendas And Social Media: War Path or Passion
Last week I attended the AgChat conference in Nashville. The opportunity to spend 3 days putting a face with the twitter handles and avatars I have been talking to for the last year, was a pretty awesome experience. All of the online friends I talk to everyday are now real life friends. It was a … Continue reading Agendas And Social Media: War Path or Passion