Archive for January 2013

It’s Good to be Back!

January 31, 2013

Life back in the 67042 is as exciting as ever! With a new semester comes new classes, new challenges, new experiences, and lots of new memories! While I did enjoy my break and all the time spent with friends and family, I am more than ready to get back into the swing of things. Already after just two short weeks back in El Dorado I feel as if we’ve been back for longer. After a hectic start to the semester; over sleeping, the brakes going out in my car, meeting my chem partner, and my first contest back, complete with 8 sets of reasons, I’d say it’s more than fair too admit that I wasn’t quite prepared for what some may call the crazyness of being a “judger”. But as with everything else there’s always “ups” and “downs” and I’m looking forward to continuing my semester with what I hope will be a little less flair!

Hi I’m Dyson;)

January 30, 2013

Hello everyone my name is Dyson Runyan and I am from a small town in Oklahoma called Madill. I am a freshman at Butler Community College and am on the Livestock Evaluation Team where we rank livestock based on traits we deem is important to us (agriculturists) and the consumer (you.) I once thought it was my destiny to serve the Oklahoma FFA Association as a State FFA Officer, but as we all know dreams change, and we are forced to make decisions that we hope we would never have to make. And yes, If you are aware of the Process you have to go through in FFA to become a State FFA OFficer you are aware of the time and dedication it takes to become one. I thought I was ready and willing to become the best officer anyone could ever be, but guess what? God had other plans, God decided that I needed to be at Butler for a specific reason, the reason why… I still don’t know. All I know is that I have met another family. I consider all of my teammates as a brother, sister, and friend. I value all the relationships that I have made in the year at Butler greatly, as well as the ones to come. I have shown and raised pigs since I was 9 years old. I know that everyone thinks that pigs stink and that they are mistreated. But I can assure you, my pigs get treated like kings and queens, and over the next couple of years I will try to prove to you that my pigs are happy as can be. I will show you the inside looks of a Swine Farmer!! Yes i know it doesn’t seem that exciting but wait till you see how cute the babies are! Everyone will want to take one home after you see them! I hope everyone who reads this takes agriculture seriously because believe it or not, no matter your beliefs, if you eat your involved in agriculture. My purpose is to be an advocate for agriculture and to have fun while doing it, like letting you all see the insides of a small, country, swine farm!

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Watch NWSS Jr. Market Beef Show (Live)

January 24, 2013

It isn’t the Superbowl, or the NCAA tournament, however for families around the nation is means so much more.   The Market Beef Show at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO is the culmination of a project that requires hours of work, financial sacrifice, and loads of dedication.  Beef projects are wonderful ways for youth to learn work ethic and for families to spend time together. 

The 2013 NWSS Jr. Market Beef Show starts today, at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time).  Once again, the show will be evaluated by a three -judge panel.  This year the judging panel includes:

Dr. Scott Greiner, Professor of Animal Science at Virginia Tech

Mr. Jack Ward, Chief Operations Officer of the American Hereford Association

Mr. Chris Mullinix, Livestock Judging Coach and Agricultural Instructor at  Butler Community College

 In Chris’s words, “It is a great honor to be asked to judge a show, of any size, and a responsibility that I don’t take lightly.”  

 Technology has the power to bring people and places together.  Thanks to CattleInMotion, you don’t have to hop on a plane to see the show today.  Just follow this link, log in, and enjoy your NWSS experience.

Chris Mullinix evaluating a class with rest the 2012 NWSS Jr. Market Beef judging panel.

Chris Mullinix evaluating a class with rest the 2012 NWSS Jr. Market Beef judging panel.