Rebecca Bearden

Contributing Writer

Rebecca Bearden is the daughter of an Alabama cattleman and a graduate of
Auburn University. She works as a Conservation Education Programs Specialist
with the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Posts by Rebecca Bearden

in Farm Press Blog Apr 15, 2016

Seeing the ranch through a little girl’s eyes again

Three-year-old Llona’s inaugural visit to our cattle ranch was full of options, but she knew how to prioritize her special day with daddy while mommy....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 16, 2016

‘Old-fashioned’ romance in the pasture and the rules of ‘engagement’

The responsibility to breed every cow that comes into heat this season is covered by someone....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 05, 2016

Newborn calf takes the blows and wins troubled ‘mom’ over

I suppose 05 was not thrilled about another upcoming calving event because when little Rhonda was due to come into this world, 05 was acting fitful....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 11, 2015

A rancher's Christmas all our own

Time may have changed the look of Christmas for our family over the years, but it hasn’t changed the spirit....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 06, 2015

Baling hay with the moody “Big Yellow Bear” always tricky

With good equipment, hay season might be an enjoyable time. For me and my sister, hay season involves a rocky relationship with the weather and old....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 09, 2015

A call no rancher wants, and it was pitch dark and raining

Your heart sinks immediately. You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, one that says you’ve been negligent....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 30, 2015

Checklist: You might be a female rancher if …

With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 09, 2015

Summer nights bring special, soothing nocturnal sonatas

Beginning in early April, the deep, dark forests of Alabama echo with the melancholy yet soothing sounds of the “whippoorwill,” a sure-fire signal....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 27, 2015

What lies beneath an Alabama creek?

One of the most enjoyable ways to explore the great outdoors during the warm summer months is in the cool creeks of central Alabama....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 01, 2015

Alabama’s aquatic diversity runs north to south

From the Tennessee Valley to the Mobile Delta, Alabama is drenched in more than 77,000 miles of freshwater streams, ranking this Sweet Home as the No....More
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