A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
—D. Elton Trueblood
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In the future we hope this might become a virtual coffee shop where you can discuss issues with like-minded producers!
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3 Day Marketing and Stockmanship School!
Special thanks to Mom for coming along with us with Dolly and to Tom and Trina for setting up the school.
One thing Richard and I have noticed is that, after every stockmanship/marketing school, we turn to each other and say, “that was the BEST school ever!” I told Mom this, and she said she and Dad always said the same thing too! It’s such a wonderful thing for Richard and I to be able to travel around and put on these schools which attract the BEST of the BEST in agriculture! Sharing information with these forward-thinking people is extremely satisfying for us, and hopefully for them too.
Special thanks to TomKat Ranch for bringing us in to hold a one day stockmanship school here today near Pescadero, CA.
We attended the 2014 Grassfed Exchange conference in Columbia, MO Wednesday through Friday. What an excellent line-up of farm tours on Wednesday and speakers on Thursday and Friday! Here’s some photos from the farm tours.
Greg Judy telling the crowd what we would see at his farm tour.
Jan Judy told us about their sheep operation.
One of the Judy Farm interns described his hog project.
Then we walked out in the field to listen to Greg talk about how he grazes his cow herd.
Richard and I enjoyed presenting to the very interested Vet School students.
Thanks to Jeremia for taking these photos of both Richard and I!
We put on our first Bud Williams Marketing School and also a 1.5 day Stockmanship School in Winchester, VA. Click here for photos!
We presented part of a full day preconference session at the 34th Annual Eco-Farm conference along with Whit Hibbard of the Stockmanship Journal and Kent Reeves of The Whole Picture Consulting, LLC. We also presented part of a break-out session during the main conference with Whit, Kent and Temple Grandin. This conference is at the Asilomar resort in Pacific Grove, CA, so we were able to enjoy the ocean as well as the great opportunity to share the word about stockmanship.
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