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  • Jun 19, 2014
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    TV Show “Parks & Recreation” Promotes Beef In Big Way

    Although I’m not a big TV watcher, I do make a point to keep up with a few favorites. In our household, it’s “Parks & Recreation,” a show about government workers working in the Parks and Rec department in Pawnee, IN....More
  • Jun 16, 2014
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    It’s Time To Gear Up For Team Beef Events!

    The cold winter months might have kept you from hitting the gravel and logging in some miles. However, now that June is finally here, it’s time to start thinking about participating in some local races and representing all beef producers when you do it....More
  • Jun 10, 2014
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    7 Lessons I Want To Teach My Ranch Baby 7

    As I write this in preparation of taking a brief maternity leave from blogging, I’m overjoyed about the upcoming arrival of our first baby. Tyler and I are excited and nervous to bring a little cowboy or cowgirl to our ranch, and we can’t wait to start making memories as a family!...More
  • Jun 5, 2014
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    Kids In Rural America Dispel My Concerns About The Future

    I hear it all the time. “Kids don’t know how to work.” “Kids today are spoiled.” Without a doubt in my mind, there is no better place to raise kids than rural America....More
  • Jun 4, 2014
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    10 Ways A Country Wedding Is Different Than Other Weddings 6

    My sister Courtney married her sweetheart Riley last Friday. The wedding was picture-perfect, and as I watched these two exchange their I-dos, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist sharing a few of the finer details from the special day on the blog....More
  • May 29, 2014
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    Barnum & Bailey Shows The HSUS Juggernaut Isn’t Invincible 2

    Just the mention of those four little letters – HSUS – can evoke strong emotions in most cattlemen....More
  • May 22, 2014
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    Where Do You Take Your BEEF Magazine? 1

    Where do you read your BEEF Magazine? We are looking for your fun photos of you and your family enjoying our print publication. Share them with us!...More
  • May 21, 2014
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    5 BuzzFeed Lists Showcasing Consumers’ Love For Cattle

    While ranchers already know how great the cattle industry is, some consumer websites are discovering just how wonderful bovines are, as well. Here are 10 BuzzFeed lists that celebrate cows....More
  • May 20, 2014
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    TV Chef Jamie Oliver Should Be Served A Slice Of Humble Pie 22

    British chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver gets a dose of his own medicine after slamming food safety practices in the U.S....More
  • May 19, 2014
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    Ranch Mom Photography Contest Winners; PLUS: 3 Mom Stories From Readers

    We’re tipping our hats to ranch moms this month, thanking them for their love, guidance, support, good cooking, and great cattle handling skills. It seems like ranch moms can do it all. After reading the many stories from readers who paid tribute to their ranch moms in our “Ranch Mom” photo contest, I’m certain these women are truly very special and unique....More
  • May 15, 2014
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    FFA Member Earns Spot In “The Voice” Finale

    Although we’ve been busy fixing fence and hauling pairs to pasture the last couple of weeks, when Tyler and I get in the house at dark, we try to catch up on a few of our favorite TV shows, including NBC’s “The Voice.”...More
  • May 14, 2014
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    Should PETA Be Allowed To Memorialize Animal Deaths On Roadsides? 21

    I recently received an email from a reader who has family from the town of Berne, NY. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is fighting there to put up a roadside memorial for 11 cows killed during a recent truck rollover in the area....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    Hey, Kids, Want To Work In Ag? Go To Law School 1

    I’m not sure the industry will benefit from this new and inevitable environment that is building, but the lawyer class will certainly do well....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    I Deal With Super Mamas Every Day; In The House & Out

    There is no greater embodiment of love in life than the love of a mother....More
  • May 8, 2014
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    3 Ways Beef Is Making A Comeback With Consumers

    It’s always exciting to see positive information about beef being shared in the news. Such articles are good for consumers, who are seeking information about beef and looking for answers about how cattle are cared for and how beef production impacts the environment. These articles are also good for beef producers, who can use some positive recognition about the job they do in feeding the world and caring for the environment and animals. Here are three articles worth sharing on social media sites today....More
  • May 7, 2014
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    Readers Share Mom Memories; PLUS, The Perfect Song For Mother’s Day

    After last month’s “Man’s Best Friend” photo contest received 180+ entries, we were excited to launch a second contest. We amped up the prizes ($100 in Beef Bucks for first place, and $50 for two runners-up), picked a fun theme fitting with Mother’s Day just around the corner (“Ranch Moms”), and opened up the contest for entries (send yours to me at amanda.radke@penton.com). However, the entries have been slow to trickle in, which is good news for you! Your chances of winning are that much better, and there is still time to enter the “Ranch Moms” photo contest, which closes at noon on Thursday, May 8....More
  • May 6, 2014
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    From One Rancher To Another: Be Proactive About Preventing Skin Cancer 3

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and before you stop reading this blog, thinking it’s an issue of no concern to you, think again. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime.”...More

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