During a winter storm, our cattle are our top priority. Every farm family is different, but this is how my family prepares for winter storms on our beef cattle farm.Continue reading
In the agriculture community, we pull together in times of disaster.
In this situation, however, most of us are too far away to physically help with the recovery efforts. It’s going to take more than distance to stop the caring and generous spirit of family farmers across the country. We can help our neighbors recover from Winter Storm Atlas, one tweet at a time.
For each tweet using the #RancherRelief hashtag during the hour-long tweetcast, Tyson Foods (@TysonFoods) will donate $10 to the Rancher Relief Fund up to $50,000!
I started writing a Chipotle post several times but each draft was filled with anger and frustration so I decided to to wait until I wasn’t mad anymore. Today, I decided to stop waiting. I’m still mad. No, mad doesn’t really describe it. I’m hurt.Continue reading
Last week, Lorelei and I went to “Cookies and Milk with the Commissioner of Agriculture” at LeCows Dairy in Paducah. The folks at LeCows Dairy have been giving farm tours for years and love sharing their farm story via their … Continue reading
Like many of you, my thoughts and prayers have been with the families whose lives were literally uprooted by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma on Monday. I can not imagine what it must be like to lose your home, neighborhood … Continue reading
During my many years showing livestock, my friends and I always talked about what we as livestock exhibitors wished we could tell everyone who attended the Kentucky State Fair. This year, I finally took the time to write it all … Continue reading
On this blog, I often write about complex aspects of food and farming and interact with my predominately adult readers. My sister Renee, on the other hand, has always preferred to teach children about our farm. She’s brought our pigs … Continue reading
When I was in college, my roommate got Aaron and I hooked on her family’s Friday night tradition: “pizza night.” Like most broke college students, we chose which shop to order from based on one factor: which was the cheapest? … Continue reading
Generally, I don’t post the stories that I write for print publications on my blog. This blog is primarily focused on my personal opinions and experiences instead of the feature stories my clients commission me to write. Today, I’m making … Continue reading
My sister, Renee, is wrapping up her senior year of high school and preparing to head off to college next year. Over the past two months, Renee has been applying for every scholarship she can get her hands on. I’m … Continue reading