Meet The Interns: Katelyn Wendel

Hello everyone! My name is Katelyn Wendel and I am ecstatic to be the Vitaferm sales intern this year! I am from the small town of LaMoure in southeastern North Dakota. I have had the privilege of growing up around not only the show ring, but also the nutritional and registered Angus parts of the livestock industry. My love for livestock started before I could walk and has only grown the more involved I have become. I have worked with all the different livestock species from cattle to sheep to pigs and even meat goats. I started showing market lambs ...Read More

Meet The Interns: Lauren Barker

Hey Sure Champ Fans! I’m Lauren Barker and I am the Sure Champ Public Relations Intern for the summer. I’m from Monticello, Iowa, a small town in eastern Iowa where my family owns a small registered Angus herd, R&C Angus. I have been active in the agriculture industry since I was young. Right from the start, I had the itch to be in the show ring and couldn’t wait for my turn to show my cattle, horses and pigs. I became active in the Iowa Angus Association and attended multiple LEAD conferences and National Junior Angus shows, I just couldn’t ...Read More

Meet the Interns: Jack Oattes

Hey Sure Champ Showmen! My name is Jack Oattes, and I’m extremely excited to serve as the new Sure Champ Sales Intern for the coming months! I hail from your neighboring country to the north - Cobden, Ontario, Canada to be specific. Although I may come from a different part of the world, I’m still quite familiar with the livestock industry and show ring in the United States. I’ve spent several years traveling the country competing with my own livestock, working with other operations and on collegiate livestock judging teams.   My roots in the Charolais and Simmental breeds are what initially ...Read More

8 Reasons Why Ag Careers are in Demand

8 Reasons Why Ag Careers are in Demand Employers struggle to find qualified candidates By While agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry that directly affects everyone in the world each day, employers still struggle to find candidates that are enthusiastic about the industry and need. According to USDA “between 2010 and 2015 there will be more jobs available in ag and food systems, renewable energy, and the environment than qualified graduates to fill them.” With the industry booming but college students being left uninformed about the importance of agricultural careers, the numbers need to increase. Here are 8 reasons ...Read More

Recipes From the Ranch: Creep Feed for the Kids

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen Before we know it summer show season will be here and families will head out for maybe their only family vacation or ‘cowcation’ as we’ve started to call it. Whether your family is headed out to your state, regional or junior nationals this summer, we know both parents and advisors will be busy trying to feed their families, friends and hungry crews. It’s never an easy task to plan to be gone for seven or more days, but our best memories have been made on these trips by our family or with our Hereford family ...Read More