Author: Courtney Spencer

My passion for agriculture and the livestock industry began at a young age. I grew up on a small purebred beef cattle operation where my family and I raise gelbvieh and balancer cattle. I began showing cattle as soon as I could walk and have spent every summer exhibiting cattle at the local, state, regional and national levels. I have quickly found my fit in the Animal Sciences department and am excited to gain some writing and communications experience through my involvement with CAFNR Corner Post.

Is ‘COOL’ right for the U.S.?

In March 2009, the U.S. implemented country of origin labeling (COOL) as a mandatory practice for meat retailers. This labeling requires retailers to provide country of origin labeling information for fresh meats including: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, goat, and wild…

Editorial: Youth programs help cultivate a brighter future

Growth, professionalism, goals and passion: together they set the foundation for youth development programs. These development programs are a stepping-stone to the real world and provide youth with many opportunities that others in their age group do not get to…