Troy & Stacy Hadrick Named BEEF Trailblazers
March 31, 2002, was a watershed date in the lives of fifth-generation ranchers Troy and Stacy Hadrick. The young couple was in Troy’s hometown of Faulkton, SD, that weekend, spending the holiday on his parents’ diversified cattle and grain operation.
The medium is the message
Troy and Stacy Hadrick are fifth-generation beef producers from South Dakota. In Queensland on a speaking tour as guests of Meat and Livestock Australia, this young couple had a scary message for Australian farmers, a warning about the growing threat to their way of life.
Troy and Stacy Hadrick: Advocates for agriculture
On March 31, 2002 the New York Times published an article “Power Steer,” tracking the life of a steer in South Dakota from birth to dinner plate.
“When that article came out, it literally sent shockwaves through the entire beef industry,” said Troy Hadrick, who, along with wife Stacy were guest speakers at the 2011 Alltech Dairy School in Green Bay.
Stacy and Troy Hadrick on Being Influential
Troy and Stacy Hadrick are fifth-generation ranchers and founders of Advocates for Agriculture. They traveled to Lexington, Kentucky this week to talk to beef and dairy producers at Alltech’s Global 500. They spoke about influential power, a subject that they are familiar with from first-hand experience.
Aussie farmers apply Hadrick’s social media message
When US agricultural advocates Troy and Stacy Hadrick visited Australia last year, they urged Australian livestock producers to find their influential power.
When they returned to Australia last week, they discovered just how much the class of 2011 had learned.
Young SD ranch couple use social media to urge farmer-ranchers to speak up
Stacy and Troy Hadrick of Vale, S.D., take the stage as quintessential young Dakota ranchers — except they’re talkers. They say young farmer-rancher types like them have been too trusting of others to use the Internet and social media to fight back against groups they consider anti-animal agriculture. They urge farmers to tell their own stories, rather than have their industry twisted by journalists with hidden agendas.
Yellow Tail hears agriculture’s message after HSUS donation
Little did Yellow Tail wines know that when they made a $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), that there would be an immediate outrage on social media sites from farmers and ranchers. Because HSUS has a $200 million annual budget, and their main mission is to abolish meat, dairy and eggs from the American diet, farmers and ranchers take offense to the organization, which they believe will ultimately put them out of business.
Voices for Agriculture: Food producers urged to carry stories from ranch to supermarkets
Boots and a cowboy hat easily identify Troy Hadrick as a cattleman in western South Dakota, but drop him in the heart of Dover, Del., and the Vale rancher instantly becomes a curiosity.
Armed with his five-minute elevator speech, Hadrick is ready to capitalize on that curiosity to speak up for production agriculture, frequently emphasizing how much energy and care goes into raising the nation’s food.
Advocates for Agriculture set pace at Cattlemen’s Convention
A heavy snowfall and icy roads couldn’t keep cattlemen away from the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Tradeshow and Convention in Huron, SD on Dec. 3-4. Producers hurried to get chores done early, so they could get on the road and listen to the convention’s first speakers: Troy and Stacy Hadrick of Vale, SD.
Speaking Up For Ag
From the nightly television news to video streams via the Internet, one needn’t look far to find agriculture in the headlines. Unfortunately, the stories often show an unflattering and misinformed view of the industry. But Troy and Stacy Hadrick, fifth-generation ranchers from Vale, SD, are speaking up to debunk those mistruths and teach others to do the same.
Passion for ag
If Troy and Stacy Hadrick never spoke to the media again, never helped someone at a meat counter select a steak or never told the person sitting next to them on an airplane that they raise cattle, you’d understand.
The Hadricks, of Vale, S.D., were part of TheNew York Times “Power steer” article in 2002. They say the article depicted the U.S. cattle industry as a giant, evil, inhumane, greedy machine that abuses animals and pollutes the environment.