Barbed wire fences are a common site in farm and ranch country. This shot highlights one of the many joys of summer work when you have cattle or other types of livestock. Checking miles of fenceline and finding breaks in your fence means its time to dig out the fence pliers, fence stretchers and some good 'ole raw muscle in order to stretch and bend the wire back together creating the perfect "splice". This small, but important taks ensures that a livestock investment stays where it's supposed to be! When times are busy, the last thing a farmer or rancher needs is a surprise call from a neighbor saying "Hey, we got yer critter in our yard!".
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I am 28 years old. I grew up in Loveland, CO and attended Colorado State University. I now live in Kirk, CO while working for a large and renowned agribusiness company as a Precision Agriculture Specialist in Wray, CO. My job in a sentence: I help smart farmers farm smarter.
I am a huge proponent for rural America and agriculture. I am thankful to have had the opportunity move my career to rural Colorado and continue my wife's family cattle ranch and agricultural heritage. I am part techy, designer and artist while being an active participant in our farm and ranch operations. I live have lived a dual life, one part urban, one part rural.