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Thanks, Dad

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of getting chores done, pens cleaned and all of the other daily tasks that come about on a farm completed, it’s easy to forget to show appreciation to one of the people who helps keep things going — our livestock dads.  In honor of Father’s Day, we asked a few people what they were thankful their dads’ helped them learn, using livestock as the tool to make them into great people.  Check out their thoughts below.

Dad, thank you for…
Teaching me responsibility:

Dalton with his dad, Travis

“Learning from my dad how to show livestock and properly care for them has not only taught me responsibility, but also to always give it my all and be the very best I can be. Spending time with my dad at shows and in the barn is something that I always look forward to.” 

-Dalton Shanks; Colfax, IA

 

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New Faces at SGI

 

We are excited to introduce two new faces that have joined the SGI team in Cambridge!

 

Bre Branderhorst graduated from Iowa State University in May with a degree in Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, and joined the team at SGI to lead our marketing initiatives.  In addition to handling SGI’s marketing efforts, Bre will serve as the Administrative Secretary for the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).  SGI has partnered up with the IFAA team to house Bre, as well as a joint SGI/IFAA summer Intern.  The IFAA is a non-profit organization comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to providing scholarships, financial awards and incentives for college-bound (4-H and FFA) youth seeking a post-secondary education in the area of agriculture.

Bre grew up on a farm outside of Prairie City, Iowa where her family raised show pigs and row crops.

 

Bre Branderhorst, Marketing

 

Lexi Delaney is currently a Junior [...]

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