Howdy folks! This is the beginning of a blog where words matter, quality counts, and beef consumers or those who are interested in learning more about beef and agriculture, can share their thoughts and opinions. I hope to provide you with valuable information to help you understand the lifestyle of farmers and ranchers.
My name is Meghan Anderson and I am a rancher’s wife in south central Nebraska. My husband (Troy) and I have a herd of purebred and commercial Angus cows, background calves and also have some dryland farm ground. We are blessed to be involved in agriculture with his mom and dad. We are a family farm and enjoy raising BEEF!
This year, I decided to start a blog. Troy repeatedly asked me why I would want to start a blog. Why? The answer is simple: because I am passionate about agriculture and raising beef cattle in the heart of cattle country in the Midwest. If we who are lucky enough to be involved in agriculture don’t tell OUR story, the media will tell it for us. And many of those who attempt to tell the agriculture story have never stepped foot on a farm, ranch or rural setting.
I know of many situations where uninformed individuals try to tell the story of agriculture for us. I become frustrated when this happens. There is misinformation that the media gets their hands on and twist what the truth is. I enjoy sharing my experiences and lifestyle with others. Farmers and ranchers have nothing to hide. But many just don’t have the time to share their lifestyle. Social media is great for those of us who enjoy sharing stories, pictures and our lifestyle with others!
Farmers and ranchers enjoy living off the land and the peaceful serenity it gives a person. There is nothing quite like enjoying the calming effect of a sunset or sunrise as you finish a days work. Many farmers and ranchers aren’t good with a computer or putting their feelings into words. Those of us who enjoy writing and sharing our story need to be more interactive with the consumers of our product. But when the day ends, there needs to be some brave people to put their busy day in words and pictures to share.
I will blog about my lifestyle and passion in life: ranching, raising quality beef and agriculture. I enjoy the outdoors, livestock and our way of life. A picture tells a great story and I will be adding pictures about my life.
I am an interactive person and will appreciate and encourage feedback. You can leave comments on my blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback is the cornerstone of any successful website or blog. It is important to me to hear from my followers. I will not tolerate mean, rude or malicious comments. If you feel the need to comment in this way, please take the conversation private and email me.