Sustaining Common Ground

Sustaining Common Ground

Sustaining Common Ground The first time I visited New York City it thrilled me. So many people from all walks of life coming together at one place and time. The smells were most particular – ranging from the taxi cab exhaust fumes to the Atlantic Ocean, wafting in...
Beef Leaders Institute: An Original Experience

Beef Leaders Institute: An Original Experience

BLI: An Original Experience I’ve only been with the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand since May 1, learning more about beef and cattle in three months than in my entire life growing up on a Texas farm and showing stock. Past experience showed me enough to get where...
Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in “I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is...
Not one for small talk

Not one for small talk

Not one for small talk Uncomfortable silence. If you don’t like it, you know the kind. Perhaps you’re just getting to know somebody, and you reach a point in the conversation where that silence hangs heavy and it makes you uneasy. I’m a talker by nature and...
Coming Home

Coming Home

Coming Home “His name is Panic Switch,” says Colton Hamilton with a grin. His father Gavin helps hold the stuffed bull’s head nearly their height. But I didn’t hear the word “panic” clearly. I don’t know what I heard, even after asking a couple more times. Maybe the...
From one over-achiever to another

From one over-achiever to another

From one overachiever to another Picture this: Two sprinkler irrigation pipes standing nearly 30 feet tall made sturdy by a cross brace. A perfectly calculated swing hanging from the center of the brace. A 12-foot platform attached to every kid’s dream jungle gym. Any...