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Trunk or Treat!

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Candy for the kids – and a little advocating for agriculture at the same time!

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My daughter is a first grader at the Catholic school.  Last year our school got a new principal. 
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I have gained many useful skills and knowledge working on various operations. These operations ranged from a sandhills cow/calf ranch, a custom feedlot, a hog operation, feed mill, and even a dairy. While working for others I saved up money to start my own cattle operation. One day, when I was in my mid-twenties, my operation grew big enough that I no longer had time to work off the farm. As my operation grew I realized I was growing with it. To accelerate my personal growth I decided to seek out people who were the best in what they do, and learn all I could from them. I still continue to do that. Over time it became obvious that my hedgehog concept, the one thing I excel at, should be starting calves. The marketing, stockmanship, grazing, and business skills I have learned have helped me to grow my backgrounding/stocker operation.


  1. John Marble says:

    Congrats Doug!

    I would add that one other thing you excel at is raising kids and being a good guy in your community, if this project is any indication. Good work, and happy halloween.

  2. Doug says:

    I did not know there was a contest for the best trunk until we bagan setting up. The best trunk award was voted on by the kids and parents that went through. We won with this idea. They estimate that there were over 350 kids that went through that night, many of them went through our maze/trailer more than once.

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