Talking conventional and grass-fed beef at the State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair has unveiled a couple of new major displays this year. One of them is Raising Nebraska (the other is an interactive display with the Nebraska Game and Parks service) which highlights Nebraska agriculture and the people involved in growing it.

I had a chance to record some sound bites on common cattle and livestock consumer questions. I am featured in Raising Nebraska talking about the differences in conventional (grain-fed) and grass-fed beef. I have talked about that before, check it out here.

If you are a Nebraskan or need a weekend road trip, head to Grand Island and check out Raising Nebraska and the Game and Parks display – they will not disappoint!

IMG_4505.JPG A selfie with myselfie! 🙂

A day in the life of an Extension Educator

Yesterday was a busy, fun, productive day; and one that is fairly common for me in the summer months. I was able to get a few “office” things done in the morning. At the 2014 Nebraska State Fair the Nebraska Agriculture Experience will debut, which will be a year round exhibit featuring many aspects of agriculture. Yesterday I was interviewed as an “expert” and provided facts on antibiotic and growth hormone use in beef animals, meat labels, heat stress in cattle, and more! It will be interesting to see myself on camera in August 🙂 We also hosted the International Society of Health and Safety conference group, where participants learned more about how agricultural accidents can happen (so they are better prepared to handle these injuries in rural communities) and what we can do to prevent them. And finally, we were blessed with cooler temperatures and beautiful skies.


What does a normal day look like in your life right now?