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Below you will find timely messages on a variety of topics relating to ranching. They are intended to encourage thought, provide information, or maybe even bring a smile!

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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!

Every School is the “Best School!”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 11:04 pm by Tina

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.

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Grassfed Exchange

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at 6:06 pm by Tina

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.

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Three Days Under the Shadow of Mt Shasta

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm by Tina



We spent three wonderful days teaching and working at Belcampo Farm headquarters located within sight of glorious Mt. Shasta.

Click here for more photos of our trip.

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Mizzou School

Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 9:52 pm by Tina


Richard and I enjoyed presenting to the very interested Vet School students.


Thanks to Jeremia for taking these photos of both Richard and I!

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Wisdom of Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 11:46 am by Tina

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Great Schools in Winchester, VA

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 11:21 pm by Tina

We put on our first Bud Williams Marketing School and also a 1.5 day Stockmanship School in Winchester, VA. Click here for photos!

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Speaking at Eco-Farm Conference

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 7:29 pm by Tina

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.


Richard, Tina, Whit Hibbard, Temple Grandin, and Kent Reeves.

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Dr. Will Winter to speak in Vinita, OK

Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 2:13 pm by Tina

Weather permitting, Richard and I are looking forward to attending Dr. Will Winter’s talk on “Herd Health Naturally” January 16-17 in Vinita, OK at the Craig County Fairgrounds south of the Holiday In Express. The cost is $200 per person for the two day school from 9 am to 5 pm with lunch provided each day.

Dr. Winter will also speak on Holistic Health for Humans Thursday, January 16 at 7 pm. This session is free and open to the public.

Learn more about Dr. Winter here.

For more information about the talks, contact Kim Barker at 580-732-0244 or oklsa@pldi.net.

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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 10:14 pm by Tina

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 12:11 pm by Tina

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