A Palm Beach Girl on the Ranch

She was a very unlikely candidate to manage a cattle feedyard in central Nebraksa.  She grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida and knew next to nothing about ranching.  However it’s who she met at college that influenced her life and career–and the lives of the many she communicates with…..

Harold Barrett and His Indian Motorcycle

Today we say hello to our listeners on KWBG in Boone, IA.  Folks there should stay alert!  There’s a 90 year old man south of Boone riding a 1944 Indian motorcycle–and he’s been known to haul five people at once…..

Harold Barrett

Chicago's Union Stockyards circa 1944

Harold Barrett has been farming and feeding cattle as long as he can remember–and that’s about 90 years so far.  So how has the operation changed in those nine decades?  For starters, he doesn’t have to take the train to sell the cattle anymore…..

Arivaca Boys Ranch

The Arivaca ranch has been breaking horses since the late 1800s. They’re still breaking horses, but today the horses are also used to break young men. This story of horses teach us the lesions of life…

A Cattle Ranch for Boys

For over a century, this ranch near Arizona’s border with Mexico has raised thousands of head of cattle, herded by generations of desert cowboys. Today the ranch is raising more than cattle though…

A Cattle Drive in the Grand Hall of Union Station

If you’ve been around cattle for much of your life, you know there are times when one head in the bunch just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. That comes with the territory, but you usually don’t have to chase the animal down in a building crowded with thousands of people…

Raising Cattle in the Heat

Angus Brown is used to dealing with 120 plus degree heat and three inches of rain a year. It’s a cattle operation that thrives in some of the most extreme weather conditions…

The McElhaney Cattle Company

Along Interstate 8 in Southwestern Arizona, you can find one of the largest cattle operations in the nation. It’s called the McElhaney Cattle Company and today we take a look at a herd of over 100,000…

Temple Grandin

Many people in agriculture know her name well. This weekend, the world will get to know the subject of a new HBO film…

The National Cattlemens Beef Association’s MBA Program

Many universities provide MBA degrees, but the one you can get from this organization will cost you nothing and perhaps be more practical for life…