My name is Malorie Bankhead (AKA Mal the Beef Gal), and if it’s one thing I love, it’s agriculture!
When I think about the word agriculture, I think about the lifestyle I am thankful to live by. Whether it was helping dad feed the cattle or mom gather the chicken eggs as a child or raising my own livestock in 4-H and FFA, I am confident that agriculture shaped me into who I am today.
Almost 100 years ago my family began raising cattle, making me the 5th generation cattle rancher on the Bankhead side of the family. I grew up on my family’s cattle ranch in Livermore, CA and within me a passion for agriculture was born. In 2010 I served as a member of the National Beef Ambassador team and have been fortunate to call the beef community home ever since. I am a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications with an emphasis in animal science. I plan to enter into a career in the beef community in the area of public relations and consumer education.
My mission for this blog is to effectively bridge the gap that exists between consumers and farmers and ranchers through meaningful, thought provoking blog stories that help serve as a glass window into what happens in agriculture.
My goal is to share stories about things that are familiar to a farmer or rancher, but not so much to the consumer through photo journals, candid stories, and opinionated pieces to initiate conversations and fuel knowledge.
Please do keep in mind that my blog serves as a place for me to express my opinion while attempting to provide familiarity of the topics I choose to write about for others. While I vow to bring a polite, well thought out, and meaningful opinion to the table, please consider doing the same when offering your comments to my posts.
My hope is that you learn something you didn’t know before about agriculture, and that together we can be passionate about an industry and a community that feeds your families and mine.