Tag Archives: ranchers

Dr. Phil FCA-1
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Doctor’s orders

As a kid my family went on two trips a year. One to visit relatives up north (this one, not even a guarantee), the other to the Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention. What may have been work for my parents was vacation for us kids. We swam, we danced, we played and we hung out […]

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On the ranch
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Acres, not hours

It rained a lot last night. Storm clouds rolled in around 6 o’clock and just as I was unplugging my computer to get on the tractor, I knew it would be a race for time. I checked my clock to make sure the time was right. This summer I’ve become quite familiar with the “sky […]

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Givers and Takers

Early on in my Extension career, we hosted a minimum tillage meeting in western Kansas, along with the (what we used to call) SCS; or Soil Conservation Service. It was about 1984; and while minimum tillage in farming operations was not an entirely new concept, it hadn’t really gathered much steam and a lot of […]

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Social Society

Social media has become an increasingly popular platform for information sharing. People are tweeting, posting, uploading, checking in, and sharing information 24 hours a day. In fact, by reading this post you are among the two-thirds of online adults using social media in 2011.   Social media presence is also growing within the agricultural community. A […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Happy Labor Day to those who labor for us

I will be enjoying a pretty laid back vacation day with my family, probably catching up on both housework and lawn work, capping it off by grilling out. But as I celebrate with a simple meal, I’ll take a moment to think about all the hours of hard work it took to bring it to […]

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