Are you curious about how a cattle farm operates? Want a peek inside a real family farm? Do you want to know an actual living farmer? (A girl farmer, at that!) Then you have come to the right place! Come inside my rural North Alabama barn and stay a while! Here on the farm we raise grass-fed beef, vegetables, and honey bees. While we are waiting on our cows to grow and bees to make honey, we get into all sorts of shenanigans. We would love for you to join us!
Want to know a secret?
I never attended a single class in college remotely related to agriculture. Nope. I majored in American History. Related to farming? Not in the least. Everything I know about raising beef cattle I have learned from the school of hard knocks, YouTube videos, and books I bought from Amazon. When I first got started, I searched and searched the internet for a blogger/farmer like me who could give me advice I could understand. Mostly what I found were fancy sites by people with PhDs in some sort of animal science-TOTALLY intimidating to someone like me. I started this blog in an effort to reach out to other fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants farmers like me who need to know that there is someone else out there who started out not having all of the answers (and still do not), but has made it despite the lack of professional education.
Memberships and Certifications
Despite the fact that I do not have a formal animal science degree, I do pride myself in the fact that I take advantage of every educational opportunity I am able to attend. Here is a list of certification courses I have attended, and farming-related organizations to which I belong.
Artificial Insemination Certification – Mississippi State University
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