2015 Agriculture Conference Opportunities

Conferences are not only a great way to connect with people that have similar interests as you, but also to learn about current topics and trends in a given field. Here is a list of “must attend” conferences in the agriculture industry:   National FFA Convention | October 28-31 | Louisville, KY 60,000 FFA members […]

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Show Ring Wardrobe for Less

It’s been long debated – show ring fashion. We all know that the show ring is not designed to be a catwalk for us to strut our style. Whatever you are leading, driving or bracing should always be the number one focus. However, I don’t think many would disagree that it is important to look […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Two Ways to Turn Up the Taste

by Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen In the last few years, black beans have found their way in to my pantry. They are a versatile vegetable that we can enjoy with more than just our Tex-Mex dishes. Black beans are not only delicious in these salsas, but are very high in fiber and a good […]

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Jr Spotlight: Riley Francis

Riley Francis has been very active in the agriculture industry and has had experiences most could only dream of, especially for her age. Riley took an internship in Russia working on a ranch and has brought back tales of her adventures. Tell us about yourself. My name is Riley Francis and I’m from North Dakota. […]

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The Power of Protein in Cattle Diets

Protein is essential within the diet of a ruminant to supply the ammonia needed for microbial growth and to provide the amino acids needed for absorption from the small intestine. A deficiency in protein can limit microbial activity, microbial protein synthesis and rate of digestion. All these can in turn impact feed and energy intake. […]

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Mark That Card: Crossbred Bred Gilts Results

Scenario: Place these bred females as they are to function in a total confinement setting in North Central Iowa. The primary focus is to retain the top end of the females to substitute for an older set of sows. The firms goal is to keep soundness and build in mind. Crossbred Bred Gilts Official Results Provided […]

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