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rowe_regFarmers became a big part of “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe” when Rowe took offense at the saying, “work smarter, not harder.”

“What a silly way to separate knowledge from skill,” Rowe told attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting Monday. Rowe decided to celebrate people who work both smart and hard and knew farmers and ranchers do both.

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TULARE, Calif - The 44th annual World Ag Expo 2011, Tools for Agri-Business, will run Feb. 8-10 at the International Agri-Center show grounds in Tulare, Calif. An estimated annual average of 100,000 attendees from 72 countries are expected to attend World Ag Expo this year.

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Join members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s annual convention and trade show – the Rocky Mountain Round-Up – from Feb. 2 to Feb. 5 in scenic Denver, Colorado. The four-day event is the beef cattle industry’s largest business gathering and features a trade show, cattlemen’s college, NCBA membership meetings and several educational and social events.

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0111pc_np_clearspan_1ClearSpan Beef Master Systems now available in stock lengths

ClearSpan Beef Master Systems from FarmTek have created a controlled, comfortable environment for livestock. A four-foot exterior overhang keeps feed dry and allows more adequate space per cow, resulting in improved feed efficiencies and less animal stress.

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0111pc_peck_1Anyone who hasn’t been following the events occurring throughout the Argentine cattle business for the past four years will find the following astounding. Those with even a cursory interest in beef happenings across what’s been called the Western Hemisphere’s oldest beef export industry will simply shake their head in dismay. And even the most hard-hearted protectionist cattleman in this country should have some sympathy for the plight of the average Argentine cattle farmer.

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