By Jesse Bussard
As I explained in my last post, I did not discover my passion for the cattle business until a few years ago. At the time, when this realization came to me, I began to consume information in any form I could access, from books to online articles, which would help me to learn more about my new found obsession.
At the time, I thought places like industry organizations or land-grant universities were the only places I would be able to learn the information I craved so much. I was not fortunate enough to grow up in a ranching family and at the time had limited knowledge of those individuals who were truly worth learning from in the business. Many other young producers may be or have been in similar positions, especially those who come from non-traditional backgrounds.
I can say from experience, that I wish I had known then the many amazing people I have discovered since my quest for learning the ins and outs of the cattle business began. The least I can do is to give you my perspective on what I have learned along the way.