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Nov 09, 2009

Introducing YouTube Star, "The Real Farm Girl"

Laura Nielson is a born and raised cowgirl. She grew up on her family’s farm near Hartford, S.D., where the Nielsons raise 450 dairy cows, 400....More
Nov 05, 2009

Masters of Beef Advocacy Spotlight: Scott Niess

I feel the need to spread a little bit of sunshine on the blog today because that's exactly what the weather has been like for us all week! Finally,....More
Nov 04, 2009

Pass On The Gift: Heifer International

Have you heard of Heifer International? One of my best friends is taking a non-profit organization course at South Dakota State University, and he....More
Nov 03, 2009

HSUS Reveals True Characters in 'Words and Guns' Speech

This blog is beginning to feel like a tabloid as I report the ridiculous stunts the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) continues to pull to....More
Nov 02, 2009

Bob Barker Donates to Develop Animal Rights Major at Drury University

Former television game show host Bob Barker, who ended episodes of "The Price is Right" by asking viewers to spay and neuter their pets, donated $1....More
Oct 29, 2009

A Vet's Perspective on the Animal Care Debate

Today, my dad and I are headed up the road to Artesian, S.D. to help our neighbors wean their calves for today's sale in town. I think it's a great....More
Oct 28, 2009

Loading Up Calves, Dishing About Ohio's Issue 2

It's a busy day at our operation today. Later this afternoon, we will be loading up our sale cattle to market in town. For the better part of the....More
Oct 27, 2009

Count Your Many Blessings

I'll admit that, as of late, I haven't been feeling exactly positive about the state of the beef industry today. What with the cold, wet weather....More
Oct 26, 2009

The True Unsung Heroes, Women in Agriculture

Women in agriculture are unsung heroes. When a woman vows to marry a farmer, she knows she is also marrying the operation, too, including the cattle....More
Oct 22, 2009

What's It Like In Your Neck of the Woods?

Rain. Rain. Rain. It seems to be the theme for 2009. Some of you are begging for a drop of rain, and some of us are just wishing it would go away....More
Oct 21, 2009

Farmers on List of America's Most Dangerous Jobs

At times, it feels like the general consumer doesn't understand what we do on our farms and ranches. In the past few years, it has become evident....More
Oct 20, 2009

Media, For the Last Time, It's H1N1, Not Swine Flu

As I was driving to the Twin Cities this weekend to attend the Minnesota Beef Expo, the radio was nonstop news about a show pig that was infected....More
Oct 19, 2009

Introducing College Aggies Online

I'm so excited to tell you about a new program that just launched last week! This program is called College Aggies Online, and it is a joint venture....More
Oct 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

Today is Blog Action Day 2009 where thousands of bloggers in countries around the globe write about the same topic on the same day to make a....More
Oct 14, 2009

HSUS Attempts Christian Public Relations Stunt

Since I started my agriculture advocacy work three years ago, I have made it a point to monitor the activities of the Humane Society of the United....More
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