my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Monday, May 20, 2013


I've joined Instagram! See more of my agriculture photos! Follow me at monicajstevens.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ag in the Classroom

a shorthorn heifer calf visits 2nd grade students

I pulled the truck and trailer into the parking lot. A Shorthorn cow and heifer calf of mine visited the elementary school in Altona. The visit was for a lesson through Knox County Ag in the Classroom. I had the exciting opportunity to speak with 2nd grade students about beef cattle. So much fun! It is was a joy talking to the students about raising cattle on my family's 3rd generation farm. As always, I loved sharing my love of cattle! The kids liked seeing the two day old calf. And, I love seeing the excitement of the students learning about beef cattle!  

Sunday, May 5, 2013


This is a photo tribute to my love of 4-H. For 10 years, I was an active member of the Walnut Grove Progressors 4-H club in Knox County. Through the years in 4-H, I enjoyed and valued my experiences. And to this day, I truly cherish those experiences and memories. As a 4-H member, cattle and photography were projects that became lifelong passions. It was in 4-H where my love of photography came into focus. Over the years, my love further developed and into a career in agriculture photography.

Agriculture is what I know, love, and appreciate. Through my photographs, I am able to share my love of agriculture with others. My photos are from a unique perspective...a woman raising cattle. Photography is a love I love sharing. View my collection of agriculture photos at monicastevens.photoshelter.com.
The framed photo is of a John Deere 4020 and a John Deere B.