Make a Difference; Teach Ag

So, you think you might want to teach agriculture? Maybe you have been inspired by your current or former ag teacher. Perhaps you have a passion for ag and want to share that with others. National Teach Ag Day is September 21, and we’ve reached out to two agriculture educators to get their perspectives on […]

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Anxious Animals :: Reducing Stress in Your Show Animals

Your palms are sweaty and your mouth is dry. It’s your first time giving a speech in front of a crowd this big. You’re prepared, but your anxiety rises and your stomach flips and flops as you walk on the stage with all those spotlights shining on you! Or think about when you started a […]

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Selecting the Right Show Stick

When you enter the show ring you have two pretty powerful tools to use to showcase your calf: your halter and your show stick. Most skilled showmen will tell you that your halter serves as the steering wheel for getting your calf around the ring, and when halter pressure is used correctly, it can help […]

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Seeking Success with Sure Champ

“I thought he looked pretty decent, but we weren’t expecting anything.” These are the words of an excited 19-year-old Sydnee Gerken, Cashion, Okla., after her steer, Richard, claimed the Grand Champion Bred-and-owned Steer banner at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show in Des Moines. Richard, whose registered name is SMG Insight 6510, is a March […]

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