Because of the year-round educational support within the communities, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have been an honor to be a part of. Being apart of the HLSR has made me realize that I can achieve something so much bigger than myself. To me, the HLSR means learning about not only about where our food comes from, but about your community and surroundings. The HLSR is an annual event that pulls in various people from the community, so everyone has a chance to learn about agriculture. Also, I love how this organization educates the youth by providing several opportunities to learn about our environment at the livestock show.
Niemeyer also stated this in his article. He stated that, “Family togetherness and family values gave a meaning to what is desired as a life skill. It was apparent that participants in this study put emphasis on the importance of the family participating in activities together.” Behind every livestock showman is a family full of support. Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village”? Well, in the livestock industry this could not be more true.
Goals are an important factor in creating success for the future. Without these goals, innovations and improvements to our society would not happen. Veterinary medicine is a professional field that has had empowering success contributed from individuals with a passion, and goal. Throughout my career at Colorado State University, I plan to study in the field of veterinary medicine to begin my journey of achieving my doctor of veterinary medicine, while also planning to open and run a successful practice in the field. These goals are strictly important to my course of study at Colorado State because of their suburb program for students interested in pursuing a veterinary medicine career, motivating me to be successful in the field of study for
In the long run feeding livestock what naturally grows is financially beneficial to the farmer and the consumer because it cuts out the cost of unnecessary medicines, doctors’ visits, purchases of number 2 corn, oil, etc. Furthermore, grass fed meats are worth more and selling this within the local community, which can boost the local economy and can aid in a substantial farming business. Sociology and psychology are involved due to the fact that malnutrition (animals and people), the treatment of animals, the psychological effects of grass fed produce, and many of these issues are societal. Furthermore, the psychological effects of consuming grass fed produce increases the intake of healthy fats, which is beneficial to our
For instance, farming took place in the Aztecs and Incas environment, “the Inca were farmers, growing potatoes as well as other crops, often in terraces cut into the high mountainsides.” Patel (4). They also raised sheep and used their meat for hunger and its wool for cloth. Due to the Aztecs living on a swamp, they adapted by making a floating garden called a Chinampa to help produce maise and grow other crops. Maldonado (3). It was very genius for Aztecs as well as Incas to have generated an agricultural structure.
Dr Grandin has influenced many lives, including mine. Dr. Grandin has accomplished many tasks including the newly improved cattle dip. Dr. Grandin, although she has autism, helped the agricultural community. She has also helped the U.S. food industry. With her innovations and ideas, she has changed the agricultural world as we know it.
Students will understand that traditional Native American farming and agricultural practices are still used today and many are passed down from one generation to the next. Students will realize that each tribe has their own practices and beliefs ranging from their spirituality to how they take care of the land. The lesson examines how these practices have been around since time in memorial and were long practiced traditions at the time of the “discovery” of America and continue to be used. Procedures: Day 1: The lesson begins with students doing a pre-assessment of playing four corners. All four corners of the room are labelled either; one, two, three, or four, these numbers represent a spectrum of agree to disagree, one stands for not agreeing
His ideas were the product of a diverse early career; all of his experiences pre-planning (pre-1958, essentially) informed his designs down the road. Having spent a lot of time farming, Olmsted was fond of, and personally felt a connection to, transcendental ideals. He valued man’s connection with nature as a divine and important part of life. Olmsted’s quintessential love of nature springing from his farming days was compounded, firstly, by his inspiration from Andrew Jackson Downing. Downing was a mid 19th century author who wrote best selling books about rural life.
Ever since the emergence of mankind, humans have always prioritized their search for food and water. Even today the need for sustenance is still prominent; however, methods for producing it have evolved over time. The Paleolithic people went about scavenging, hunting, fishing, and gathering on their quest for food. The Neolithic Revolution marked a transition from such practices into the “cultivations of crops and the domestication of animals.” (Strayer, pg.12) Even after thousands of years, although techniques have changed, the basic concept of agricultural cultivation has still remained similar. On my countless journeys along America’s countryside, I have visited multiple crop and cattle farms.
Community service is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. I realized this most when I began volunteering at my school's clothes donation center, Cesar's Closet, named after the labor organizer and civil right's activist Cesar Chavez, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. Cesar Chavez was well known for his community service. He did farmers a great service fighting for them to get a fair wage for their hard work. This is why my high school was named after him.
They are also a service and social group for campus students. The very first collegiate 4-H club started in 1916 on the Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Campus (“4-H Wikipedia“). Most 4-H clubs and groups carry on community service activities. Each 4-H member carries out at least on project a year. Group activities involve teenagers interested in a particular subject such as leadership skills.
Given the opportunity to step back and admire a piece of art representing my landscaping abilities is truly extraordinary. Transferring skills from my college and learning experiences to prepare a functional landscape for a client, presenting it to the client, and selling a landscape plan would be the best feeling in the world. My business emphasis will allow me to know the underlining basic requirements and strategies of owning a successful
I strive to be as involved in my community as my studies permit. Two years ago, I was selected to attend Pearson College UWC, a school with students from over eighty different countries. It was here than I honed my leadership skills and developed an appreciation for our global community through listening to speakers and through dialogue with my peers. In addition, I further engaged in the outdoors and sustainability. I run the Cross-Training fitness group on campus, as well as being a Kayak Leader.
My jacket shows my commitment to the organization, while showing my individual achievements. My jacket represents a milestone of love due to the fact that the organization itself has taught me, and continues to teach me, to love agriculture in a myriad of ways. The variety of activities involved within the organization helps me to find new passions quite
The community I grew up in central Texas celebrated my heritage, honored differences in culture, and fostered personal growth and self-discovery. My parents, with the strong work ethic they developed on their family’s farms in Ghana, encouraged my brother and me to work hard and find ways to use our skills to be of service to others, which wasn’t hard to do growing up in Austin with its many avenues to become involved and take care of the community, whether it was helping to direct families through the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park during the winter or raise money for educational programs for underprivileged kids in the area through working the concession stands at the University of Texas at Austin. It was this collaborative mindset that Austin