It’s not what most would call “ag land.” The Snyder family’s Piedmont, S.D., ranch hugs I-90 to the east and the Black Hills National Forest to the west. It would make a beautiful campground. “Our opportunities for expansion are sure limited because of where we live,” Ken Snyder told me, as he and sons Andrew […]
Two consumers observe all facets of the beef industry.
As Kara was telling me the story of her weekend, I couldn’t help but appreciate the industry that we have chosen to work in even more. It seems that everybody has their own preconceived notions, and that’s OK. She spent that weekend in May with Josh and Leah, whose preconceptions made them curious of the […]
“She’s a farm girl,” I overheard him tell his wife, Susan, on the phone. “You can tell by her boots. We’ll get along just fine.” Sitting shotgun in his truck, Rick Gurley was right. He’d tipped his hat when we exchanged pleasantries, barely made it across the cattle guard to his place near Huntsville when […]
Rick Gurley’s a storyteller. You know the kind. Dissatisfied with a simple synopsis, driven by detail, he’ll settle into a memory and take you back with him for the ride. Life, love, Angus cattle – we talked and laughed about it all. The year was 2001. Rick was sentenced to couch arrest. i.e. six weeks […]
Calving season, check. Start of AI season, check. Criss-crossing the U.S. talking about commercial DNA, check. Rain…..not so much. I have been watching South Dakota weather reports as if they were my own. Ever since being up in the Faulkton and Highmore, S.D., areas this April, I’ve been waiting for them to get their moisture. […]