Junior Nationals are More than a Show

Summer is quickly approaching, and for many livestock families that week dubbed “the most wonderful time of year,” otherwise known as Junior Nationals, will soon be here. Yes, many breed-and species-specific week-long events might have started as a place for youth across the country to showcase their animals over the course of several days. But […]

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Sure Champ Ring Leaders

Name: Kyle Murphy Hometown: Slaton, Texas Species Shown: Hogs Favorite Stock Show Memory: My favorite stock show memory is from San Antonio this year. I had the privilege to show in the same class as a boy with special needs, I think his name was Nolan. In the holding pens, he was penned right next […]

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Be Thankful for Something

“Thank you, God, for food so good; help us do the things we should. Aaaaaaa-Men.” This might seem like the simplest prayer you’ve read, but in our household, it is recited almost nightly. It is the one our then-2-year-old daughter learned at daycare, and it is one she actually taught her dad and me. I […]

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Thanksgiving: Rooted in Agriculture, Family, Tradition

In today’s fast-paced world filled with busy schedules, it sometimes seems like it takes extra effort to gather with friends and family for a day of rest and reflection. However, nestled between the costumes and candy of Halloween and the bright bows and lights of Christmas, most people find one Thursday in November to sit […]

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How Nutrition Plays a Role in Raising 4-Legged Kids

With a 4-H project “gone mad” Kedrick Miller has devoted the last two decades to building his meat goat operation. Located in Thorntown, Ind., Miller along with his wife, Melissa and four kids focus their attention on raising high-quality Boer goats for youth livestock exhibitors. What started at as a 4-H project about 20 years […]

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Memories are Worth More than Buckles & Banners

Coming home from livestock shows with a collection of buckles and banners is rewarding. However, for 18-year-old Logan Rosenquist those are not what has made a lasting impression on him as he rounds out his showing career. Logan said he will take three more important assets with him as he nears graduation from Wylie High […]

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