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Dec 04, 2008

Lessons Learned at Cattlemen's Convention

Yesterday, I spent the day at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Convention in Huron, SD. Every year, my South Dakota colleagues get together to discuss....More
Dec 03, 2008

What College Kids Are Reading

Sometimes I come across articles about the agricultural industry that I instantly scoff at, and I wonder how anyone in the world would believe them....More
Dec 02, 2008

Global Market Updates

Currently, I’m enrolled in a course at SDSU called International Media. Over the duration of a semester, my peers and I have monitored news across....More
Dec 01, 2008

Gathered 'Round the Table

The long Thanksgiving weekend is over, and it's back to school for me. The four-day break was jam-packed. We worked on breaking the show calves and....More
Nov 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

It’s easy to get into the daily grind of things in the frenzy of getting things accomplished. Our list of things to do is usually chuck full of items....More
Nov 26, 2008

Say No to EPA's Cow Tax

Today's headline is about EPA's desire to tax ranchers for livestock emissions. This proposed "cow tax" will have a colossal impact on the....More
Nov 25, 2008

Winter Wonderland

The year was 1997. Christmas was right around the corner, and I was ten years old. I was in the house with my mom and two sisters. As tradition, we....More
Nov 24, 2008

Wrangling a Cowboy Poet

The lights shone on the modest cowboy. His fitted black Wrangler jeans revealed legs, lean and agile. His aqua blue pearl button shirt coupled with a....More
Nov 20, 2008

Top Ten U.S. Steakhouses

Every morning, I open my laptop and I start sorting through the day’s top news. Not only do I read what’s happening in the beef industry, but I also....More
Nov 19, 2008

Crunch Time

It's crunch time at South Dakota State University, as students are in a frenzy with last minute projects, tests and activity events before finals....More
Nov 18, 2008

Teaming up with the neighbors

You all know the saying, "Two heads are better than one." I think this saying applies to the beef cattle industry perfectly. The proof is in the....More
Nov 17, 2008

A Taste of Reality

My dad always teases me that I write about the beef business from my cozy desk at school, away from the realities of the farm. And, when I went home....More
Nov 13, 2008

Recapturing Agriculture's Youth

21 years ago today, my parents, Dave and Peggy, were on their way to the hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. The date was November 13, 1987, and their first....More
Nov 12, 2008

A Passion for Agriculture

Have you ever thought about the definitive moment in your life that solidified your passion for something? I was asked that question recently about....More
Nov 11, 2008

A Generous Gift

I met a wonderful person the other day. His name is Ira Dickinson, and he is a true gentleman. A cowboy to the core, Ira is all boots and spurs, with....More
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