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May 27, 2010

Celebrate National Hamburger Day on Friday, May 28!

I'm on the road today, headed to Athens, TN for a Hay Day, where I'm a featured speaker. It will be a quick trip as I head back to South Dakota on....More
May 26, 2010

Young Ranchers: Passion in Action

Last night, I had the great opportunity to speak at the Watertown FFA Banquet. While traveling to Watertown, I had the chance to visit with two young....More
May 25, 2010

Keeping An Eye On Meatless Mondays And The Vulgar Media

I think what started as minimal chit-chat questioning the values of food production and agriculture has now become a booming roar as celebrities,....More
May 24, 2010

BEEF Poll: Cattle Prices and Beef Markets

Swing by a sale barn these days, and you're likely to find a lineup of trailers waiting to unload anything and everything they've got. Cattle sales....More
May 20, 2010

Have You Joined the Online Conversation?

I don't know about you, but it's a busy time of year for our family. We are keeping busy moving cow-calf pairs to pasture, breeding replacement....More
May 19, 2010

PETA Posts Offensive Billboard in My Backyard!

Oh no. Not in South Dakota! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is hoping to make a statement in the Vermillion, SD area, sharing its....More
May 18, 2010

Twilight Star Taylor Lautner Shapes Up For Movie with Beef

I have a confession to make: I'm a huge Twilight fan. I read all four books in college during my four-day Thanksgiving break weekend, and I will also....More
May 17, 2010

Things Are Looking Up!

It's another beautiful day here in South Dakota. The sun is shining, the pastures are greening up and we took our first load of cow-calf pairs out to....More
May 13, 2010

Spread the Word: "Eat Steak, Stay Slim"

It's the secret beef producers are already well aware of: lean beef is a healthy addition to well-balanced diet. With 29 lean cuts of beef, there are....More
May 12, 2010

Off-The-Farm Follies: A Homeless Woman And a Pigeon

The summer after my freshman year of college, I had an internship in Washington D.C. with USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service in the Livestock and....More
May 11, 2010

Do You Go The Extra Mile In Animal Care?

Although I have grown apart from my old high school friends, we still manage to get together once in awhile. Over the weekend, I met up with some of....More
May 10, 2010

The Elephant in the Room: Corn, Ethanol, Livestock Production

In the last couple of years, it seemed new ethanol plants were popping up faster than thistles in a neglected pasture. The promise for corn producers....More
May 06, 2010

Billboards Aim To Share Agriculture Story

It looks like agriculture could learn a thing or two from the animal rights groupies about the importance of a well-placed billboard. This....More
May 05, 2010

Take the National BEEF RUNNER Month Challenge

In just 10 days, I will be returning to the Brookings Half-Marathon to compete. My sister and I joined Team ZIP last year and ran our first 13.1-mile....More
May 04, 2010

Celebrate Beef Month with Checkoff "Profiles" Campaign

At our operation, we are busy spring cleaning, getting ready for my sister's high school graduation, gearing up to take cows to pasture in the....More
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A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism...
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