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As big as a barn

Nebraska history books talk about it, barn aficionados know about it, and for something like 75 years, the 18-sided barn that stood along the Niobrara River sat on land that my in-laws now operate near Butte, Neb. It was originally built by a local who had a contract to supply horses to the army. With […]

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Chow down in Cowtown

After all, a trip is only as good as the food you eat there.

When I met my husband eight years ago, I was living in Fort Worth, working for Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association as associate editor and social media manager for The Cattleman magazine. Since we got married in 2010 and I subsequently moved to his hometown of Electra (population 2,722), people will frequently ask if […]

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Ready For Rory?

I strain my ears as a few people wander into the kitchen of the Amarillo Country Club, pondering if those new voices match the one of chef and TV personality Rory Schepisi. “You’ll know when Rory’s here,” Executive Chef Joey Guzman assures me. Right on cue a burst of laughter erupts from the kitchen staff. […]

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Sold: An auction tale worth retelling

Record monies raised for ag scholarships and wildfire relief

There is something about an auction, no matter where or why, that evokes good memories of the energy at a community sale barn. I can almost taste the café’s homemade pie. The Colvin Scholarship fundraiser at our CAB annual conference was no different. I was in a cocktail dress and enjoyed a fancy four-course meal, […]

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All about the beef…or is it?

A little look at #BeefBash17

 “This is more than a celebration of marbling.” President John Stika said that as he kicked off the CAB brand annual conference in Nashville. The event was dubbed #BeefBash17 and the street barbecue the night before featured more high-quality beef than I’d ever seen in one place before. It was delicious and photogenic—I watched food […]

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