Being a rancher is one of the most fulfilling careers that I think one can choose. It is also one of the most challenging. We get to see the immediate benefits of our work on a day to day basis – fences fixed, cattle fed, improvements made, helping friends and neighbors. We also experience the challenges to our line of work very directly – costs of production driving down potential income, the sometimes negative impact things like the weather can have or natural disasters such as wildfire – we suffer the consequences without ability to have stopped it from happening, and a constantly changing regulatory environment that is not only complex but often can feel like our work is under attack.
It has often been said the best way to resolve issues and come to solutions is to take the time to just talk it out. And that is what I hope to do. Let’s chat – about ranching in Oregon, about the industry, about issues, and I hope to learn more about how this industry and the ranchers out there working with their cattle everyday can interact and chat with others through new technology. I’ll admit facebook and twitter and ‘social media’ are new for me but I am looking forward to being able to connect with others out there… And we’ll find out if you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Look forward to catching up on the trail…
Oregon Cattlemen’s Association