Horse judging

Judging Tips for Life

May 13, 2014
You have studied those livestock cards for hours. You know what marbling is, you know how to analyze EPDs or cull a class. You’ve been in a walk-in meat cooler more times than you can count and can explain your reasons for “placing No. 2 over No. 1.” If these statements sound familiar, you’re probably... Read more »... Read more »
animal careers

Creature Careers

May 13, 2014
Growing up, many children dream of becoming a fireman, ballerina or president of the United States. Other children know they want to dedicate their life to animals. While a veterinarian is the first animal-related career that comes to mind, there are plenty of other options available, according to Michele C. Hollow, a well-known animal lover... Read more »... Read more »
Bob Funk and FFA officers

Cattle Drive: An FFA Success Story

May 13, 2014
Growing up on a farm, Bob Funk learned the value in hard work from a young age. An active FFA member, he was taught discipline and to set goals, and later seized an opportunity to begin his own business. Through his persistence, Funk’s success has grown substantially, and today, he owns livestock company Express Ranches... Read more »... Read more »
Thomas Glascock at his family's cattle ranch

Running the Ranch

May 13, 2014
Thomas Glascock has always had a natural way with animals. He found his calling at 4 years old as he proudly stood next to his older sister and showed his first calf. By the age of 6 he had joined the American Junior Red Angus Association and the Texas Junior Red Angus Association and officially showed his... Read more »... Read more »
Ag 101 Quiz

[QUIZ] Ag 101

May 06, 2014
Think you’re an agriculture whiz? Test your knowledge of basic ag facts on some of the country’s most valuable crops and industries.... Read more »
Missouri Pork from Farrow to Finish

Ag 101 – Hog Wild

April 30, 2014
The United States is the second-largest pork producer in the world behind China. In 2011, there were 67,000 pork operations in the U.S., producing 21 billion pounds of pork from 110 million hogs. Known as “the other white meat,” pork has had a mixed reputation despite the fact that cuts of pork, such as pork... Read more »... Read more »
laboratory at BioPet Vet Lab in Knoxville, TN.

Animal Research Careers

April 30, 2014
Animal Behaviorist: Animal behaviorists research animal habits and behaviors. They identify which factors influence animal behavior such as weather, hunger, illness or hormones. They also study how animals interact with people, or anthrozoology. Animal Nutritionist: Studying the nutritional needs of animals increases health and productivity. An animal nutritionist studies and identifies proper diets based on... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces Courtney Brumbach Oley, PA

FFA Faces – Courtney Brumbach

April 30, 2014
Courtney has participated in the horse judging, dairy foods, veterinary science and poultry career development events (CDEs). She is an avid hunter/jumper equestrian and competes in shows year-round.... Read more »
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