I will be expanding my horizons starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, when I announce the ranch rodeo at the Dakota Bronc Sisk Memorial Arena south of Maryville on State Highway A.
My friend, Tim Schafer, is conducting the event, which will feature four-person teams competing in steer sorting, steer mugging, calf rope’n tie and wild cow milking. He asked me to try something new, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.
But more importantly, I’m looking forward to watching these great ranch cowboys (and, likely, cowgirls) show off their working skills. While rodeo contestants put a public face to the Western lifestyle, ranchers are its backbone.
So if you’re in northwest Missouri or just passing through, stop by Sisk Arena and enjoy the show.