Sunday, January 16, 2011

It all started with a bottle of Yellow Tail wine…

Those of you who have been reading will remember me mentioning Troy Hadrick in yesterday’s post. If you have no idea what I am talking about, go back and read yesterdays post…

Troy Hadrick is a rancher in South Dakota who took it upon himself to tell Yellow Tail wine, in a big way, that he will no longer be buying their wine because of their support towards HSUS (Humane Society of the United States).  As a response to Yellow Tail, he filmed a 54 second clip of him with his cows pouring the bottle of wine onto the ground. 

The story doesn’t end there…he posted the video on YouTube (linked below) and a gentleman from Furniture Row watched it and decided he wanted to help! That is how “Farm American” came about.  Furniture Row decided to sponsor a race car but instead of showcasing their company on the car, the side reads “Farm American – cultivating the future”.  The car has competed in many NASCAR races.

You can visit their website at  One of the neat features of the website is called “Food for Thought”.  Different facts flash across the screen about Agriculture such as – Agriculture is the largest employer in the country responsible for more than 22 million jobs. 

Troy Hadrick also has a blog that you may want to check out at  He talks about different ways and ideas for you to share you story, hot topics in Ag., different ideas for blog posts, etc.

Hope everyone has a great start to their week tomorrow!


1 comment:

crystal.cattle said...

Lyndi thanks for comment on my blog. I really enjoyed taking photos of in Denver, and hope to post a few more through the week. Good post about Troy. He and his wife are amazing agvocates.