Tag: Next Generation
Whitt & Wisdom: The Thunberg Effect
By Jim Whitt Contributing Editor Years ago, I walked into a feed store displaying a sign that read, “Hire a teenager while they still
Barbara McCaffree’s Mission: You Do Not Get Food From a Grocery Store
By Patti Wilson Contributing Editor Words of wisdom from CALF News columnist Jim Witt remind us repeatedly that we must have a purpose in life
Zoetis Industry Support Program Benefits Local FFA Chapters
Zoetis contributes over $600,000 to FFA, over $392,000 to future leaders in 2021 program Feb. 24, 2022 — Zoetis today announced the 2021 results of
Visiting Through Modern Technology
By Shane Koester, Contributing Editor I’m a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), majoring in animal science, minoring in Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars
Jake Ruth: Cow Man in Corn Country
By Patti Wilson, Contributing Editor Jake Ruth has always been the cowboy in his family. “I always knew what I wanted to do. I was
Meat and Greet
Empowering Future Ag Leaders through Raising Livestock and Partnerships By Kelsey Pope, Contributing Editor Showcasing how food is raised while building better connections between people
The Power of Collaboration
What We Can Learn From Songland By Jim Whitt, Contributing Editor This year a new show with a unique format premiered on television. It’s called
A Little Hard Work and Spanish
By Aly McClure, Contributing Editor
As the debate over immigration policy continues and many have hastily chosen on which side of the line they reside, there is another aspect of the ever-evolving agriculture world that needs to be considered.
The Ahlquist and Ebert Families Threading the Needle
By Patti Wilson, Contributing Editor
Most farmers and ranchers who have navigated the stormy waters of generational transition will tell you it’s like threading a needle in a dark room – very difficult, with the likelihood of getting hurt.
Young Stockman – Mercedes Rodriguez
By Aly McClure
Mercedes Rodriguez is currently a student at Kansas State University where she is pursuing a degree in international agribusiness with a certificate in beef cattle ranch management. Originally from Satanta, Kan., Mercedes has been surrounded by the beef industry the majority of her life. “Growing up, my family grazed cattle where I helped by checking and feeding cattle,” she says.