AJSA Member Wins National Essay Contest

Coordinated by Emme Troendle Grace Erickson, AJSA member and high school student from Bolivar, MO, recently won an essay competition sponsored by BEEF magazine. The contest was hosted by Jered Decker, author of the blog A Steak in Genomics, and sponsored by BEEF magazine, Zoetis, and GeneSeek. The essay contest is part of the “Identifying…

Opportunities with Simmentals

The Callison family are active in breed association activities and work to educate the next generation. By Laura Valenti, originally published in Ozarks Farm & Neighbor Kris and Glenn Callison moved from California to rural Lawrence County, outside Mount Vernon, Mo., upon Glenn’s medical retirement as a state fire fighter and chimney sweep in California…

Dakota Thomas, AJSA Intern

AJSA Intern, Dakota Thomas- Giving Back

AJSA Intern, Dakota Thomas-Giving Back By Emme Troendle Dakota Thomas’s roots, passion for cattle classics, and desire to give back, feed her love for the cattle industry. In an interview, Dakota, the 2015 AJSA Intern, says, “When you grow up raising livestock, showing on the local, state, and national level, the lifestyle becomes an addiction, and…

Our Simmental Family to the North

Our Simmental Family to the North By Courtney Wesner Many of us have used the line, “The cattle industry is like a big family” or “Cattle people are just good people” or maybe even, “Our farm kids, they know how to work and they will make it in the world”; it is not until we…