Welcome to BEEF Daily, our brand new offering of today’s beef industry updates! I’m your host on the BEEF Daily Blog, providing you with my personal stories in life as a South Dakota cattle producer and college student along with my thoughts on the day’s top industry issues.
This summer I worked as an intern in Minneapolis for BEEF Magazine. The summer was both fun-filled and educational, and it truly renewed my spirits for sharing the beef production story. When Editor Joe Roybal asked me to continue working for BEEF as a web editor during my final year at South Dakota State University, I knew this was my opportunity to keep my boots on the ground as a cow-calf producer and chronicle my experiences from my laptop.
As the oldest daughter of three, my dad always chose me to open gates for him during chore time. I would ride the bus home from school and meet Dad outside to help feed bulls and cut twine string off the bales. As a little girl with a wild imagination, I often told stories to the curious calves on the fence while I waited for Dad to bring the hay with the tractor. I guess that’s where my passion for story telling began, and it has turned into a career of telling the beef production story. Be sure to stop back everyday during your coffee break for more stories, news updates and lots of discussion. And stay tuned: the BEEF Daily e-newsletter will soon be available. Have a great weekend everyone!