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More than a logo

I wasn’t around for the first pound sold. A decade away from walking this earth, October 18, 1978 came and went. I try to think back to when I first learned what the Certified Angus Beef ® brand was, where and how I came to know the meaning behind those words and iconic logo. Maybe […]

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Seven in ’17

Celebrating our blog-iversary with the top posts of 2017

“Do you have a blog?” they’ll inquisitively ask. Strangers on airplanes, friends at Christmas parties – it’s a strong assumption given the writing gig. “I don’t,” I’ll smile and say, “but my team does and it’s better than anything I’d do on my own.” Steve, Miranda, Nicole and I, Katrina, Lauren Nelson, and some interns, […]

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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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Award/contest winners, Hot topics, On the road
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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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