Growing Greatness from the Ground Up

We were tasked with creating a video to launch the Opening Session of the 2015 National Agri-Marketing conference. The theme is “Growing Greatness.” Now, that could mean a lot of things. And to the agri-marketers attending the conference, it would involve all the ways we tell the stories of agriculture and help our clients and customers reachContinue reading “Growing Greatness from the Ground Up”

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Hot in the Hog Spotlight

A few years ago we shot a custom library with our friends at Morgan Myers for their client, DNA Genetics, a global swine genetics company based in Nebraska. They were fantastic hosts, and we were thrilled to shoot in probably the most incredible swine facilities we’ve seen. Well-managed, clean and technically advanced. So impressive. But theContinue reading “Hot in the Hog Spotlight”

Christmas on the Ranch – Carols, Bells & Cow Chores

Every family who celebrates Christmas has their own rituals. For our family, feeding the cows is as much a part of the ritual as opening presents, lighting the advent candle, playing carol music or preparing the big family dinner. Sometimes we do chores in waves — feed in one pasture, come in for a hot chocolate and a round of presents, thenContinue reading “Christmas on the Ranch – Carols, Bells & Cow Chores”

Christmas on the High Range

Christmas on the family ranch means getting together with the cousins, riding in the truck with Grandad when he feeds the cows, and making fun where you find it. For our kids, a highlight every year is pulling sleds through the pasture behind the 4-wheelers. But when the snow’s a little thin those frozen cow patties makeContinue reading “Christmas on the High Range”

The Story Behind the Stock

We sometimes have new clients say, “We need a great shot, but we don’t want it to look like stock.” We know what you mean. Too often, stock photography — particularly in agriculture — is either too “clinical” to be appealing, or too glamorously out-of-touch to be believed. We founded AgriLife Studios, and launched our stock imageContinue reading “The Story Behind the Stock”

High Plains Holiday

We celebrated Independence Day — and a 50th wedding anniversary! — with family at the ranch in Eastern Wyoming (we actually held the family reunion at beautiful and historic Ft. Robinson State Park in Northwestern Nebraska). It was great getting everyone together, and it just seemed right — honoring the legacy of family, and of our great country, atContinue reading “High Plains Holiday”

Farm Photo Cruzin’ in Gator Country

Recently, I was in Jacksonville, Florida, for the National Agri-Marketers’ Conference and had some extra time to kill before flying home. Most people – especially my long suffering winter-weary brethren – would jump at such an opportunity to visit the beach. Or at least sit by the pool. That would be normal. Instead, I choseContinue reading “Farm Photo Cruzin’ in Gator Country”

2013 Harvest in the Hopper

It’s the time of year here in Minnesota when when talk turns from frost on the pumpkins to makin’ ice on the lake. The corn and soybeans around here are all in and the fall tillage work’s already done. But a few folks out there are still hauling in the harvest. According to the National AgriculturalContinue reading “2013 Harvest in the Hopper”

Harvest Highlights 2011

Farmers are on the harvest home stretch, which is always good cause for celebration. All the beans in Minnesota were in over a week ago, and as of Monday (11/8) almost all of the U.S. soybean crop was reported in (92%). Corn growers were really haulin’ it in last week, and as of Monday, theContinue reading “Harvest Highlights 2011”