The government shutdown will never directly impact me. I just work at a state University trying to mind my own business and finish up some research. At least that's what I have been thinking all week as the news headlines focus on D.C. and Congress' inability to do their jobs. As it turns out there … Continue reading Government Shutdown – Impacts on Agriculture Research
If you've been online in the last week, I'm sure you've seen the storylines about Chick-Fil-A's stance on marriage issues. Many are calling for a boycott, while others are calling for a day of support, tomorrow August 1st. No matter where you stand, this issue doesn't stand alone when it comes to controversy over our … Continue reading How does Agriculture respond to food issues
As if the impact of drought hasn't been enough, agriculture has had it rough in the eyes of the media during the past few years. With groups like PeTA and HSUS drumming up emotional topics and images with poultry and pork farming, it has been tough for farmers to get a positive voice in the … Continue reading Impact of drought through farmers’ voices on CNN
Pasture Fencing: Everyone has their own way of doing it. Every situation is different. No two fences are the same. Whether the project is a short two hours of patching or an extended building project, each needs its fair share of planning! It's one of my favorite things to do when I need a little … Continue reading How do I build fences for livestock?
(Don't forget to read part 1 first and continue to part 3 in the series.) In case you missed out on Monday... I took a quick trip to Petit Jean Mountain last week to visit with other Arkansas Young Cattlemen about becoming better leaders in our community. Daren Williams from NCBA came down and shared a … Continue reading Advocating for the Beef Community (Part 2)