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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
Nov 10, 2008

What's at "Steak"

Even though America has chosen a new president, elected a new set of Congressmen and passed new legislation, this doesn't mean the skies have....More
Nov 06, 2008

Agriculture's Stormy Cloud

Elections have come and gone, the dust has settled and now it's time to disseminate the results. Of course, it will be interesting to see who Barack....More
Nov 05, 2008

Our President-Elect

As many of you undoubtedly did, I stayed up late watching the poll results to see Barack Obama elected as our 44th President. From my careful....More
Nov 04, 2008

The Whole World's Watching

Today is the big day. I don't even have to say it, and you know what I mean. Today is the day America selects its new president. Today is the day....More
Nov 03, 2008

A Big Week for the United States

After months of campaigning, debating, mud throwing, shaking hands and kissing babies--Barack Obama and John McCain will finally come head to head in....More
Oct 30, 2008

Halloween: Cowboy Style

Everyone loves Halloween. Harvest is nearing completion (unless you can't get in the fields because of all the rain like all my neighbors), the....More
Oct 29, 2008

Bachelors Get Political

Have you heard of Cosmopolitan Magazine? I imagine not alot of you have read it...the pages aren't exactly filled with advice on how to market your....More
Oct 28, 2008

Don't Miss Out

Have you registered for the BEEF Quality Summit yet? Presented by BEEF Magazine, this year's summit is focused around the issue of, "Quality--A....More
Oct 27, 2008

More Bang For Your Buck

Many of you know that I served as a National Beef Ambassador in 2006. For those of you that aren't familiar with this program, the NBAP is a youth....More
Oct 23, 2008

When Oprah Speaks, the World Listens…And That’s the Problem

I’ll admit that I wasn’t the first to see Oprah’s latest assault on the agricultural industry. In fact, just as I refuse to listen to country....More
Oct 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom

I have always stood by the fact that if you want to learn something new, you only have to look to someone with a lifetime of experience and ASK. I....More
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