Tag: ranching

How Cattle Guards Work

Cattle guard. You know, those people who stand out in their field as hired guns, keeping watch over the herd. Right? There are plenty of jokes that can be made about the term, especially for those who are unfamiliar with agriculture, farming and ranching. But just because you may not know what it means, doesn’t […]

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 […]

Bison Ranching with National Bison Association | Agriculture Proud Podcast 018

When most of us hear about bison and Montana, what comes to mind? Usually, it is images of Yellowstone and free-roaming mammals of American history. While these animals have an important role in our North American heritage, bison is also becoming a popular item on restaurant menus across the country. Earlier this month, I had […]

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 […]

Visiting with Cattlemen in British Columbia

I love to travel and experience new places. I also enjoy visiting with ranchers, hearing their stories and learning how the same task (raising cattle) can become drastically different depending upon your location. Then again, I find that many things stay the same. So, it should come as no surprise that I feel very blessed […]

Sustainable Ranching with World Wildlife Fund | Agriculture Proud Podcast 007

Happy Earth Day this week! I hope you celebrate by sharing more about the work our farmers and ranchers are doing to conserve our environment and be more sustainable in maintaining our open spaces. On Episode 7 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast I feature a conservation group you may have heard about, but may not […]

Working With Youth and Being Involved with Montana Ranchers | Agriculture Proud Podcast 004

Episode 004 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast features a discussion with a ranching couple from far northern Montana. Do you remember the fluffy cow craze a few years ago? The Montana ranchers on today’s podcast raise this type of cattle and are a great ranch couple to learn from and spend time with! Butch and Doreen […]

3 Keys to Mentoring Farm and Ranch Employees

“It is important to acquire all of the knowledge that you can and to continue to learn,” says Montana rancher and businessman, Dean Wang, who recently shared the following advice on mentoring employees on farm and ranch operations. My banking, rodeo, and ranching mentors were instrumental in my development and here are a few items I have […]

Yellowstone Bison Management and Impact on Montana Ranching

Yellowstone National Park is the nation’s first park and admired by people around the globe. Folks often acquaint the Park with two iconic figures – Old Faithful geyser and the wild bison. These bison are the remaining few wild herds of their kind in the nation. During a majority of the year, these bison graze […]

Perspectives Divide and Offer Opportunity for Growth

Growing up in Arkansas, the cattle business was fairly lax when it came to politics, environmental concerns, and general camaraderie of the industry. Moving to Montana has given me a few new perspectives on things. Earlier this month, I traveled to San Antonio for work at the annual Cattle Industry Convention. This was their largest […]

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