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Jul 07, 2010

Grab Your Laptop and Defend Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers are the targets of constant scrutiny. The words thrown around about agriculture are greedy and don't describe our industry in....More
Jul 06, 2010

Looking For More Pasture This Summer?

In my neck of the woods, an onslaught of rain has flooded out many pastures and hay fields, leaving ranchers scrambling to find adequate resources....More
Jul 05, 2010

Heck Yeah, I Want To Be A Farmer!

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the 2010 Red, White and You Conference, a teen leadership camp for eighth, ninth and tenth....More
Jul 01, 2010

Grilling Tips for Independence Day

It's hard to believe that it's July already and Independence Day is right around the corner. I'm hoping the month brings warm, dry weather to my part....More
Jun 30, 2010

Social Media Changing the Livestock Marketing Game

Yesterday, I spent the day at the 2010 Red, White and You Conference in St. Peter, MN. This event focused on teen leadership in the legislative....More
Jun 29, 2010

2010 Brings Fresh Optimism, Increased Beef Demand

The economy is turning around, consumers are paying the extra buck for steaks again and beef producers are finally seeing green after a few long,....More
Jun 28, 2010

A Must Read: Vegan Visits Feedlot, And Approves

When vegan, nutritionist, health expert and overall "foodie" Ryan Andrews was given access to visit a Colorado feedlot, he was nervous about what he....More
Jun 24, 2010

Exclusive BEEF Poll Examines Current Stocker Trends

In an effort to better understand a dynamic sector of the beef cattle business, BEEF conducted a survey of stocker trends back in 2007. The results....More
Jun 23, 2010

I've Got Your Social Media 411. You Ask, I Answer.

Last week, I spoke to two different youth groups, the Minnesota Agriculture Ambassadors Institute and Minnesota 4-H livestock exhibitors. I had the....More
Jun 22, 2010

Passing On The Family Legacy

“Getting started is the first step; getting started is the hardest step,” says Heather Gessner, a South Dakota Extension Educator from McCook County....More
Jun 21, 2010

Last American Cowboy Shares Our Story

Fewer than 2% of us in the U.S. are directly involved in production agriculture these days, and that small percentage has the hefty job of feeding....More
Jun 17, 2010

Producer Perspective Part Four: Why Do You Love Ag?

It's time for the fourth and final segment of this producer perspective series that has been going on the last couple of weeks. We've talked about....More
Jun 16, 2010

78% Fear Negative Impacts From Increased Regulations in Agriculture

Last week, we posted a new poll question asking producers what they thought about government intervention and increased regulations in the....More
Jun 15, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours

Mitchell, S.D. makes the map for being the home of the world's only Corn Palace. Now, my hometown is making headlines for something other than a....More
Jun 14, 2010

Producer Perspective Part Three: Cattle Breeds

Last week, I began a multiple-part series featuring the things producers use on a daily basis on cattle operations across the country. Cattle....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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