Feedyard Foodie: A Cover Girl?

5 years ago
City Girl turned Cow Girl turned Cover Girl!

When I made the life choice to move to Central Nebraska after graduating from Dartmouth College, I was focused on creating a new life as a farmer with my husband.  It was a humbling experience to leave the East Coast and begin such a vastly different life. My cum laude Ivy League education meant very little as I learned to understand and care for cattle. 
The last fifteen years have been filled with long days and a steep learning curve, but they have been more rewarding than I had ever dreamed.  My husband and I have built a solid farming business as well as a beautiful family.  I have been able to use my love of psychology to better understand my animals and to work as a volunteer to improve animal care through the Beef Quality Assurance program.
I used to laugh to my husband that the best thing about cattlemen's meetings was that "there was no line to stand in at the ladies room".  I am pleased to say that today, more and more young women are becoming leaders in agriculture, and I look forward to the day that one of my daughters shares my dream to make a difference in the world of food production.
I am honored to be the Cover Girl on the April issue of American Cattlemen for "Taking Animal Care To The Next Level".  Click on this link to read about the City Girl turned Cow Girl turned Cover Girl http://bit.ly/yz8EHN

Happy Reading!

Anne Burkholder

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