Hello fellow agriculture enthusiasts. I am Mitch Stuber, the new State of North Dakota Representative for Raised In a Barn. I am from Slope County, located in the Southwest corner of the state. We bought our first Boer Goats five years ago, and that has now expanded into a herd of more than fifty. Here on the Stuber Ranch we have raised Hereford cattle since 1909, when my great-great grandfather started the place on the same exact land that serves as our headquarters. We have grown to a herd of roughly 1,000 head and around 300 registered. We bring in buyers from all across the country from Texas to Washington. My great uncle Roger has served as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, while my father Duane is one of the hardest working men you will meet in your life, hands down.
I am the youngin of RIAB, as I am only 14 years old and will be a freshman in high school this fall. This past ND state fair I showed my goats, bringing two does (Ellie and Minnie) and a market wether (Napoleon). With Ellie in intermediate showmanship I placed reserve, falling just short of the state round robin competition. In FFA as one of the youngest competitors, with my doe Minnie, I made the final drive and again fell just short of the round robin. I have been president of my 4-h club the past three years and have also won the last three overall showman buckles in my county. Some people like to make fun of my naming skills, as I named my buck Jackalope and my doe Unicorn, both who were born in July this year. My favorite color is pink, but apparently my mother doesn’t think I should put a pink bow on my locker for decoration (what’s her problem?). I also enjoy singing classic country duets with Jerry the Steer, which for some reason my siblings don’t tolerate very well. My heifer Brittany despises me, probably because of the singing. I don’t know why, because Jerry and I are beautiful singers. Anyway, if you are looking for quality registered boer goats find us on Facebook or Instagram @stuberranchboergoats. And if you happen to recognize me at a stock show, judging competitions, or the state or national convention, I would love to talk agriculture, or if you have questions on regulations or politics of the industry I’m always willing to talk. Probably after the show though, as I’m not the most pleasant morning person. Goodbye for now, let the skies bring rain, let the herd stay healthy, and God Bless America!!
-Mitch Stuber, State of North Dakota Rep and Oreo enthusiast.
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