Tag: tennessee

Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?

Farmers and ranchers love feeding their cattle. There’s just something about going out to the field and emptying a bag of cubes or dropping off a few more protein tubs. This is especially true for livestock producers in the Southeastern U.S. with smaller herds. But does that extra feed pay off in the long run? […]

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Tennessee #SocialBeef Social Media Training

I absolutely love days where I can sit talk with farmers and ranchers and encourage them to reach out of their comfort zone to share their stories. This past week, the Tennessee Beef Industry Council and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association offered me that opportunity. Lauren Chase and I were both very grateful for the chance to […]

Breeding Season coming to a close

Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of vaccinations (2 shots – one to protect against 7 different Clostridiums and Pinkeye, another for Respiratory diseases), […]

Tennessee Animal Cruelty Prevention Act Heating Up

Updated: The bill was vetoed by Tenn. Governor Haslam on Monday, May 13. Story from the Tennessean here. Haslam’s statement can be seen in this piece from the Knoxville News Sentinel. A follow-up to a previous post regarding the heated “Ag gag” bills/laws across the country. The controversy over so-called ‘Ag gag’ bills has heated up in […]

Angus Association visits me in Tennessee [Video]

The American Angus Association is one of the largest organizations within the cattle industry and does a great job showcasing the hard-working cattle producers across the country. Along with numerous print publications, the Angus folks have a great online presence. Their YouTube channel is full of videos featuring great news and information for cattle farmers […]

Social Agriculture: Social Media’s Role in Agriculture [Video]

Video of our panel at the 2013 American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Nashville, TN. Related articles Social Agriculture – What Is It? (farmbureau.wordpress.com) Ag Social Media ‘Rock Stars’ Encourage Farmers, Ranchers (farmbureau.wordpress.com) Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees (agricultureproud.com)

Annual Farm Bureau Meeting an Encouragement to First Time Attendees

This week I’m at the annual National Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Nashville. The following is a short post I shared on the meeting blog. I encourage you to read it and many other posts from attendees on the official AFBF meeting blog. This year is my first trip to the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting […]

Why do farmers grow tobacco? from David Hayden

On yesterday’s blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about the growing and harvesting process of tobacco. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. “No its ok, that barn isn’t on […]

A look at the Tennessee Tobacco fields

Have I mentioned that tobacco is a new crop to me since moving to Tennessee? Pretty sure I was one of the “new” folks wondering why that barn was smoking! Tobacco is still a big crop in Tennessee; both burley and dark fire are grown across North Central and Eastern parts of the state. This […]

Cow giving birth to twins [Video]

Calving is my favorite event to occur in ranch life. No doubt about it. I’ve written about the good and bad during calving season. There’s nothing that compares for me. That probably has something to do with how I ended up going to college studying Reproduction Physiology. I found this video of a cow giving […]

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