A Response to An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

A Response to An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

  Yesterday morning I woke up and wrote a letter. I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect anyone to actually read it. Every morning I have the same routine. My alarm sounds and I reach for my phone and check out social media for all the latest news. (You know, because...
An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

  Dear Ellen DeGeneres, This year has been a tough one for the cattle producer. We have taken hit after hit. Your request for people to eat less meat was just one more punch in the gut to America’s cattle producers. You have an opinion and you have a broad...
Show Mom Wisdom

Show Mom Wisdom

  Our daughter, a high school senior, was recently asked to speak to 8th graders to persuade them to join FFA. This made me reflect on our experience and made me sad to think her showing career is coming to an end. Our daughter began showing her beef heifers when...
Beef Industry Careers: Life After the Show Ring

Beef Industry Careers: Life After the Show Ring

  Like all good things in life that come to an end, time as a showman is often limited. College, careers, families, and age limits. These get in the way of us chasing the purple-banner dream forever. But that doesn’t mean that the lessons learned in and out...
Impact of Beef Mentorship: The Julia and Jinger Story

Impact of Beef Mentorship: The Julia and Jinger Story

My love of cattle started when I was young. As Daddy’s little helper and Grandpa’s partner in crime, I learned how to be a farm girl. I grew up learning about and loving cows and their calves.  At the age of ten I started my own beef herd with an FSA youth loan....
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