Little Friends that make your day :)

So, this past weekend I got to go back home to the Dairy farm. I really enjoy going back there! If you know anything about dairy farms you know that all the baby calves get bottle fed. I was there at the farm at the end of May, I went walking threw the calf barn. There was about 15-20 calves waiting excitedly to get fed and one calf caught my eye! I just had to name her, go see her, and make her my pet! Time went on, its funny how people say that “animals” don’t have feelings. I feel like that is very incorrect! Now, my little calf is turned out in a large pin with all the other calves and when I come around she “for sure” remember me and how I talked to her and loved her as a baby πŸ™‚
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What are YOUR dreams??

Have you ever asked your self what your “Dream Life” would be. I think about this daily about how I want to live my life, the man I want to be with for the rest of my life, future jobs, moving in my first official house. The list going on and on. I think men and women miss out by not dreaming of your future. Anytime I don’t want to go to class I think about living on a crappy income where if I want something new I have to depend on someone else or not have my want at all and that’s complete motivation to me! I herd a quote that once states ” If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!” I love this! πŸ™‚ Dream on everyone!!
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Meeting New People:)

We as a class had the opportunity to have a guess speaker named Lynzee Glass, the editor of Ozark Farm and Neighbor and she shared some ways how she and her team are getting the younger groups of people involved in agriculture. The Ozark Farm and Neighbor magazine has been around since the late 90β€²s, releasing their first copy September 1, 1998. This company sends out copies of the magazines to tax payers with cattle in 26 counties around Missouri. With the company growing so much they have a lot of sending to be doing to increase clientele. Not only have they grew by sending out magazines but they have also branches out to Facebook and Twitter! Lynzee talked about some of the advantages and disadvantages to social media that is used so widely now in our world.

Most of the readers are between the ages of 35 and 60. So Facebook and Twitter might not be the best way for them to get the news. So there is still a demand for the print version. The OFN is now trying to reach the younger crowd of people and are doing so through social media but they still feel the need for a print edition for older readers. So next time you’re on Facebook and Twitter look up Ozark Farm and Neighbor!! πŸ™‚

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Always nice to see family!

This week is going to be GREAT! It seams like when you move to go to college your time to see “family” seams to decline. Well me being from Iowa and now living in Springfield it is quite the drive to head back to see my father! But the great news is that…..HES COMING TO SEE ME ON WEDNESDAY. This is super exciting for me because for one, it was his idea, and for two, my father never likes driving 7 hours anywhere! Except to see ME and MY Sissy!
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Media “Farm Talk For You” Video

As partners we decided to do a TV Broadcast on the farming industry. Our show was called “Farm Talk for You”. We enjoyed making this video because we got to tell people how we felt about the way farmers where looked at, and how people who really don’t know much about the industry feel it necessary to talk about thing they do not know much about what farmers do that is so wrong or so wright. I really enjoyed this project πŸ™‚

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Was glad to leave the city last weekend :)

I recently moved to Springfield for school about a month ago. I really like the town, but sometimes it’s just nice to go back to a small town where you actually know where your going lol. Last weekend I went back to the dairy farm πŸ™‚ I had a great time going back, riding my horses and just hanging out! Right when I pulled in the driveway just the smell of country farm life makes me smile! With the weather being so nice it was a great time being back! I feel like back there is my “safe place” :). When Sunday rolled back around it was time to head back to Springfield and be ready for school on Monday!
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About Me :)

Hi everyone! My name is Alleigh Harper! I was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I then moved to the Missouri/Kansas area where I attended school. I grew up on a horse farm and lived the life of rodeo on the side. After I graduated from high school in 2008 I went to college on a scholarship to college rodeo. This was an amazing experience for me as a person and a trainer of my own barrel horses. From there I gave riding lessons on the side, trained performance horses, and started quality colts. After graduation I had a opportunity to work in the reproductive area in Equine as in AI’ing, semen collection and shipping, and foaling mares out. We shipped champion semen to many different countries around the world.
During the summer of 2013 I had the opportunity to live on a dairy farm that has been around for generations. I had the great experience to learn about crops, cattle, farming heavy equipment exc. The amazing genetics that the family strived for was very amazing!

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