“My degree is in agricultural journalism. I continue to be an advocate for agriculture by working with my daughters on ag educational children’s books and by going into classrooms to give ag educational presentations. As a rancher, I believe it’s up to every farmer and rancher in this country to do something positive for our ag community, even donating one accurate ag book per year to their community’s library or school makes a difference.” Becky Chaney, author, rancher, mom and wife who recently moved from Maryland to Nebraska.
The first I knew of Becky Chaney was when my Uncle Jim, a longtime Polled Hereford (white-faced, red cows, no horns for the non-cow people) cattleman, gave our daughter Elizabeth, Little Star: Raising Our First Calf as a gift. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count up how many times I read that book to Elizabeth in the first winter we had it. Little Star planted a love for Jim’s calves in both our daughters.
Becky and I have many shared friends and connections in the ag industry but we have yet to meet in person. But this is what I know about Becky that I dearly love and respect: she follows her dreams. She advocates for her passions, writing and speaking for agriculture education. She keeps her faith strong. She is a committed mother and wife. Read this article on the Chaney’s Australian adventure and their now move from Maryland to Nebraska for a new lifestyle.
Becky cares about others immensely and is passing that down to her daughters, Rianna and Sheridan, who have been raising money in their Elwood, Nebraska school and community this fall for South Dakota Rancher Relief fundraising. I have a feeling our girls would get along famously.
I am going to let you in on a little Christmas surprise. My girls only have Becky, Rianna and Sheridan’s first book but there is a now a fifth book. Earlier this fall, I contacted Becky and ordered five bundles of the five book series. I am using a couple for gifts (and one will be staying at our house but don’t tell), donating one full series to our local library and then I am going to giveaway two full series as giveaways in December on this blog. Each series is over a $50+ value and I can’t wait to make a couple little kids Christmas brighter with the books. (You can order books now on Becky’s website also!)
Agriculture books that are accurate are extremely important to me and I am so thankful for Becky and her girls for creating a series of books that are not only ag accurate but are inspiring my young daughters to love agriculture. It makes my heart swell and my eyes tear up thinking of my kids having a love for agriculture and farm life as children and not waiting to figure that out until they are in their 20’s like I did.
Becky resides on a ranch in Elwood, Nebraska with her family including her husband of 16 years, Lee and their ten-year old twin daughters, Rianna and Sheridan.
Meet Becky Chaney, in her own words.
What is your role in agriculture today? My degree is in agricultural journalism. I continue to be an advocate for agriculture by working with my daughters on ag educational children’s books and by going into classrooms to give ag educational presentations. As a rancher, I believe it’s up to every farmer and rancher in this country to do something positive for our ag community, even donating one accurate ag book per year to their community’s library or school makes a difference.
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