Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Food Challenge Quiz

On this day before Thanksgiving, I am at work, busy listening to a calf sale on the internet, surfing the internet, and visiting with customers who have come in to taste some great chili.  I came across this food quiz, and thought I would take a stab at it. 

Now I wasn't too disapointed on my results, but I thought I would do better.

On the first quiz I got a 67%.

On the second quiz I scored a 75%.

This is just another lesson on how important it is to promote Agriculuture. 

Take a moment to take the quizzes and let me know what you scored!

Pepsi to Donate to HSUS

I am so fired up over this news, I really have no words at the moment.  I will let you read the article, and after I wrap my head around this statement, I shall post my thoughts/concerns/comments on the subject. 

The article was found on the Northern Ag Network website, and if you go there you can learn more about the Pepsi Fresh Project.  It also contains a link where you can send an email to Pepsi about your thoughts on this. 

Pepsi is set to Give HSUS $250,000

The Humane Society of the U.S. is in the top spot to receive this month’s $250,000 grant from the online Pepsi Refresh Project. And, in line to win a $50,000 grant is a project titled “$50,000 to stop healthy animals from being fed antibiotics.”

The Pepsi Refresh Project in itself is a very honorable endeavor. It began in January of this year. Their goal is to award grants to “innovative and inspiring causes.” Fourteen of the past 17 grants of that $250,000 amount have specifically benefited children and eight of the 17 grants have gone toward medical research.

Here are the details of the Pepsi Refresh Project:

Ideas are submitted by individuals, groups, non-profits and businesses with no more than 25-million dollars in revenue. Winners of the grants are selected by public votes. You can vote online or via text message.

The voting is still open for this month and you can still take part. But should HSUS and the antibiotic project be eligible?

The public vote does have the HSUS in the top spot to receive $250,000 and the top spot for a $50,000 grant seeks to stop the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animals.

In the official application guidelines, it strictly stats that applications cannot to any degree “challenge, lobby for or seek to change current laws, or enact any new laws.”

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has come out saying that they are dismayed that the Humane Society of the United States has been deemed eligible to participate, adding that the HSUS 100-million dollar budget exceeds the 25-million dollar limit imposed by Pepsi.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 MT Stockgrowers & MT Cattlewomens Convention

Mark you calendars for December 15th  - December 19th for the 2010 Montana Stockgrowers and Montana Cattlewomens Annual Trade Show and Convention. 

Registration Deadline is December 8th. 

Here is a link to registration & schedule

Your Local Cattlewomens Group

Do any of you out there belong to your local cattlewomens group? 

In my neck of the woods, there is no active group.  A friend and I have been toying with the idea of starting a local group up agian.

Any ideas?  Suggestions?  Ideas for projects?  How do we get started? 

Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated. 

The question I want answered is...

Why?   Why would a person do this? 

The Cattle Business Weekly reported today that a former Nerbraska cattle inspector was indicted for faking test results for BSE (mad cow).  He was charged with submitting inspection reports on 92 Nebraska cattle operations, but never really performed any of the inspections. The inspector faces federal charges on mail fraud and making false statements. 

Why??  Was it laziness?  Was it thinking no one cared? 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Month of Thanksgiving

Last November, when this blog was just a baby, I did a post entitled 30 Days of Thanksgiving

I enjoyed making that list, and I have decided to make another list, without reading last years, to see if and how my life has changed.  I am working on the list and should have it done tonight. 

What are you Thankful for?