The publication of Kenneth Eng’s book, “Started Small & Just Got Lucky,” will coincide with the 2014 Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium, which is set for Sept. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites – Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX....More
Rodeos are a public arena to showcase rural America. Cowboys and cowgirls, make sure to put your best foot forward at these events, so our consumers continue to respect and appreciate farmers and ranchers. Here are five ways rodeos can help to connect city and country....More
“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe shares his SWEAT Pledge, as part of a $1 million scholarship fund to get Americans back to work. The pledge is one that ranchers follow every day, and I think you’ll appreciate the advice Rowe gives....More
Michele Payn-Knoper is a leading farm and food advocate who works to connect the farm gate with the consumer plate. With 98.5% of the U.S. population today living off the farm, she encourages farmers and ranchers to connect with consumers’ “hot buttons” and speak their language....More
The tight slaughter cattle supply have reduced the total supply of beef at a time when demand has been good. The last six weeks that included three major grilling holidays are always very important to the beef market....More
It’s July and that means summer is fully upon us. But the weather and the market have made the summer of 2014 a remarkable and interesting time. Here is a roundup of headlines to inform and entertain you.
Hunting has been in the crosshairs of mainstream news lately as a result of hunter Kendall Jones posting images on Facebook of her big game hunts; the photos were later banned from the social media site. The images caused a heated debate about hunting, conservation and eating meat. I believe ranchers can learn a few lessons from this debate to better represent meat production online....More
The annual 4C Summit brings together hundreds of beef and dairy producers and their spouses to hear how successful entrepreneurs in other industries address and solve problems. The sponsors, Elanco and MICRO, say the purpose is to provide a unique leadership-building experience to their top customers
I do a fair amount of recreational reading, by which I mean reading that it isn’t related to my job. My wife likes to kid me that my reading subjects aren’t all that recreational, because it mostly revolves around autobiographical history....More
It may be the week leading up to July 4, but that doesn’t mean the news is cooling off. Here’s a roundup of headlines to interest and entertain you as you prepare to fire up the grill for Independence Day.
The 4C Summit is an executive leadership program hosted by Elanco and MICRO for their top producer clients in the beef and dairy industries. Mark Shaw, president of MICRO, provides some background on the strategy that went into the development of the 4C Summit concept....More
Stephen J. Barnard addresses the logistical challenges and opportunities open to those in his market, as well as what he sees as very bright prospects for those engaged in agricultural production in general....More
Harold Edwards is CEO and president of the Limoneira Company, which is headquartered in Santa Paula, CA. He provides his thoughts on the future of agribusiness, and the mission of the Limoneira Company....More
In recent columns, I’ve touched on the following topics:
• Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and through people – usually those closest to the business, land and livestock....More
A Harvard study links red meat consumption to an increased risk of breast cancer. But the study is weak, and there have been numerous counter studies over the years concluding that the link between beef and cancer is erroneous. Help spread the word with these five blog posts that debunk the red meat and cancer myth....More
The fed and feeder cattle market, ignoring historical norms and every price chart ever constructed, continues to gain tsunami-like momentum as summer officially kicks off. What does that mean for your fall marketing plans?