Thankful for our Local Communities

I left Cheyenne early last Saturday morning to drive to Buffalo, Wyo. for the Johnson County Cattlewomen’s Rancher Relief Benefit. I first heard of the event over social media, specifically Facebook, and knew that I wanted to help. Little did I know that it would also not only help the CattleWomen, but also create lasting tiesContinue reading “Thankful for our Local Communities”

Four Years Documenting Life on Gleason Ranch: Sharing the story of agriculture

Gleason Ranch Risking Everything … is a documentary film in-the-making that tells the story of two sisters struggling to hold onto their 5th-generation family ranch after the sudden death of their parents. It’s a labor of love that’s been unfolding for over four years, and the work to finish this film continues to this day.Continue reading “Four Years Documenting Life on Gleason Ranch: Sharing the story of agriculture”

WSGA Urges those to Donate to Funds already put in place.

As your Association, we urge you to help by donating to those in need through these funds already in place. South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support andContinue reading “WSGA Urges those to Donate to Funds already put in place.”

Making Hay while the Sun Shines: More tails from our Interns

Intern: Ryler Lerwick Farm: Lerwick Hay Company Ryler attends Laramie County Community College and plans to continue his education at the University of Wyoming the 2014 spring semester.  He is a pursing a Bachelor of Science in Ag Business. This week things really began to pick up! Finished all the harvesting this Saturday and haveContinue reading “Making Hay while the Sun Shines: More tails from our Interns”

What are you up to this week, Ryler?

We have a total of four interns writing us this summer about their experiences on each operation who mentors them. As each operation is unique in how it runs, our interns will give us a rare view into the daily and weekly happenings. Take a look below for another post from Ryler Lerwick who is working atContinue reading “What are you up to this week, Ryler?”

Food Ethics

Happy National Ag Week! With less than 2% of the American population involved in production agriculture, the industry gets lost on a lost of folks minds. However, agriculture is incredibly vital! Without it, you’d be hungry and naked…not a pretty picture. I recently watched a great YouTube video by the Center for Food Integrity calledContinue reading “Food Ethics”

Wyoming Farm to School Workshop a Success

Technology and live presentations were combined on Friday, February 15 to bring participants around the state the first Wyoming Farm to School Workshop and Webinar. We talked about this and the Wyoming Farm to Plate program in an earlier blog post. The workshop consisted of three modules specific to Farm to School. It started withContinue reading “Wyoming Farm to School Workshop a Success”

Wyoming Farm to Plate

Promoting quality, local foods in schools, daycare facilities, institutions, restaurants and retail stores is the driving force behind the formation of the Wyoming Farm to Plate program. Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) and its partnering agencies, Wyoming Department of Education, Wyoming Business Council, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension, Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom and localContinue reading “Wyoming Farm to Plate”

Farmer Vacation to the Ag Connect Expo

My farmer husband and I took a drive to a little farm show in Kansas City last week. Okay, so the trip was actually 2,000 miles and the little farm show was the Ag Connect Expo which drew a crowd of 11,000. But, who’s keeping track? We heard about Ag Connect through a direct mailing,Continue reading “Farmer Vacation to the Ag Connect Expo”

Dry Season

The days unfold–one warm dry sunny day after the next.  The neighbors gather and talk of only one subject–when will it snow?  We all have tales to tell.  Only two years ago, we were lamenting because we had to start feeding hay two weeks before Thanksgiving.  This year, some of us still have some roughContinue reading “Dry Season”

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