Posted tagged ‘Crystal Cattle’

Pinterest Agvocacy

December 30, 2011

So I recently joined the Pinterest “addiction” and I’ve been hooked ever since! It’s rather new but has quickly become popular, at least in my circle of friends. I have seen many Facebook statuses stating “Pinterest is so addicting!!” Warning: this is very very true.

Alright so for those of you who aren’t familiar, here’s my explanation. Pinterest is a website that helps you manage ideas – a virtual pinboard. It lets you organize and share ideas you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. You can also find your friends and browse their pinboards!

But before you go searching for your perfect wedding dress consider this. Could this be another great way to advocate for agriculture? Besides pinning the things you like, you also have the power to create a new pin that will dive into the world of Pinterest. A few of my friends have already started.

Crystal Young pinned a link to her blog where she wrote about her opinion of Meatless Mondays.

Meatless Mondays

I also found this pin..

Which led me to the I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul website.

Linking to your favorite agriculture websites or blogs is just a simple, quick way to get agriculture in the minds of your family and friends.

Or maybe you’re just looking for a new pair of boots and turquoise jewelry 🙂 Pinterest can help with that too..

Follow me, Paige Wallace, and many other Butler bloggers to see how we agvocate!




Butler: Best of the Best

November 12, 2011

Well folks it’s that time of the year again! No….I’m not talking about changing weather, or colder temperatures or falling leaves. And no, I’m not even talking about the amazing, fantastic, super awesome Butler livestock judging team (or football team for that matter!) preparing for the national championship win! I’m talking about the “Best of the Barns” awards.

For the second year, many industry trends and friends were nominated to win the prized title of “Best of the Barn”! This year many Butler alumni and even Butler itself are nominated for an award! And we can NOT be beaten! So pals, it’s time to vote! Here’s how:

1) Go to –

(click the section where it says “Vote now”)

2) Vote for Butler Alumni! Let me help you out….

Crystal Young, 2005 Butler Alum, (also seen nominated as Crystal Cattle) is nominated for several awards including:

#5. Best Cattle Blog

#7. Best Show Cattle Social Media Poster

#55. Ag Advocate of the Year

Butler Livestock Judging Program is nominated for:

#32.  Best Junior College Livestock Judging Program

Logan MacLennan, 2004 Butler Alum, has had a very successful club lamb operation and is nominated for:

#57. Club Lamb Friend of the Year

3) Enter email address and push submit!

Hopefully Butler and Butler alumni will  rise this year thank to your support!

Oh, and just in case you want to see how fantastic of a livestock supporter Crystal Young is, check out her blog at:

Have a super weekend! And happy voting 🙂


The Best of the Barns-VOTE for BUTLER CC!

December 1, 2010

Ranch House Designs has announced the the 2010 Best of the Barns Awards, a fun and interactive way to celebrate excellence in the livestock industry.

AND…..#26 on this online survey asks you to vote for best community college agriculture program.  We all know that BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE is easily the best choice, so make sure you vote for us during the month of December.

Here’s how it works: Voting is open from December 1-31st for the 2010 awards. Here’s your chance to cast your vote for your favorite products, services, and people in the livestock business. 

I might add that Butler CC alumni, Crystal is also nominated in multiple categories.  Vote for her and don’t forget to check out her blog Crystal.Cattle.

Voting options: Click on the links provided to the right to cast your vote using our online survey. Each person may vote once through the online system. You may also vote once a day through our facebook page, where a new question will be featured daily. To vote on facebook, you must “like” the page (Ranch House Designs), then you simply hit the “like” button of the option for your choice for Best of the Barn 2010. Results from the online voting and facebook voting will be combined.

WINNERS will be announced and posted on the web site in early January. Each category winner will be provided with a “Best of the Barn” award winner kit which includes promotional logos that can be used in their marketing programs through out the year.

Butler Alumni-Where Are They Now?

September 9, 2010

Crystal Young-Butler Community College Alumni

As an instructor it’s exciting to watch Butler CC Alumni find their niche in the Agricultural world. For some this means a return to the family farm. Many others continue their education at the university level. From time to time on the Butler Agvocates blog I’d like to draw attention to Butler Community College Alumni. Through blogs of their own they have set out to raise awareness about agricultural issues and also to introduce themselves to the world as members of the agricultural community. Their blogs are a fun (not always serious) peek into the lives of young professionals who love agriculture.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Crystal Young. Crystal is a graduate of BCC and also K-State. She is a native of Alberta, Canada who now works as the Assistant Director of Public Relations for the American Angus Association. I could tell you about Crystal’s exciting life but you would learn a lot more if you followed her on her blog at Crystal.Cattle. She writes regularly and is a lot of fun to follow.