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7 Lessons Learned from Showing Livestock By: 07/22/2015 @ 10:54am

One show halter and one show stick guide a 1,000-pound animal. Those seemingly simple pieces of equipment have harnessed a lifetime of lessons for Liz, Maddie, and Grace…

Memorable Moments from the Show Ring By: 07/22/2015 @ 11:00am

When asked, members of Agriculture.com’s Cattle Talk discussion group shared their most memorable moments in the show…

7 Tips to Combat Heat Stress in Cattle By: 07/27/2015 @ 1:35pm

With hot temperatures comes the potential for heat stress in your cattle. While there aren’t necessarily any common…

The WhyIFarm Movement Continues - Frank Doll - Illinois Farmer Video Release By: 07/21/2015 @ 1:25pm

“I see every sunrise. I see every sunset. Being outside, enjoying the weather. Enjoying the outdoors. The smells, the sounds. I think that’s one of the greatest things about being a farmer.” –…

Women in Ag: Appreciation and Sharing By: 07/15/2015 @ 9:06am

I have a client base that has allowed me into their lives for the better part of the last seven years. I have the distinct pleasure of working with dairy farms of all sizes, those in transition between…

Issue Preview: Cutting the Cost of Hay By: 07/13/2015 @ 11:32am

Wintering beef cows was once “pretty traditional” on Jerry Doan’s Black Leg Ranch near McKenzie, North Dakota. “Like most everybody else, we brought the cows up into the corrals at the headquarters and…

Join In the Conversation! By: 07/06/2015 @ 9:57am

As farmers become more and more vocal and present on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we have the ability to share our stories and our love for what we do to engage people in…

Science is Cool, Spread the Word! By: 06/25/2015 @ 3:33pm

June is a busy month around our farm. If the weather is good, we won’t be doing fieldwork. That was the case this year, but last year we were planting corn into June. First crop has to go into the bunker…

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Show Bound: Preparing for The Show

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