Farming Site Goes Blog Wild

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"Do you know that there are people who've never seen live animals other than dogs and cats," recalled entrepreneur and farmer Tracie Harrell. In the summer of 2008, Harrell and partner, Allen Barksdale, launched, a farming supply site. Recently, the duo started a new blog.

We want to make living on a farm fun and not at all boring like people seem to think

People often take America's Heartland for granted. If not for the farming community, there would be millions of Americans with very little food on their plates. Yet, the farmers and their needs are often an afterthought for many people. Tracie Harrell is an author who grew up on the farm and is spending her adult life back on farm.

Harrell saw that finding good farming supplies were becoming scarce and decided to start an independent business alongside partner, Allen Barksdale. In July 2008, the duo launched

"We offer the best products and they are well researched," explained Harrell. "The items on our site are very beneficial to livestock and farmers."

One of Out Around the Barn's key products are livestock sorting paddles. Affordable and easy to use, the paddles can also be customized to fit the user's specifications.

The site also carries other useful items such as a tow bar that allows a cart to be converted into a trailer, saddle racks and horse and cattle supplements.

In addition to having a wide selection of products, Harrell and Barksdale have launched a new blog to keep up with the wide accessibility of the internet.

"I wanted to have a way to get information out to people," Harrell said of "With the blog, we're able to provide how-to-instructions and other tips that new farmers may be interested in, whether a farmer of many generations or someone that is just starting out. We want to provide information to our readers and customers from our own personal experiences and from many other sources."

While the world embraces modernity and all its fallacies, Harrell wants to open the barn doors to people who've forgotten where the heartbeat of the country lies.

"We want to make living on a farm fun and not at all boring like people seem to think," she said. "It takes a little creativity but it can be done. Farms are disappearing and we're trying to get people excited about it."

After all, condo overlords will probably frown upon goats being in the building, but Tracie Harrell won't.

About the Company: is a part of AT Supplies, Inc. which is owned and operated Tracie Harrell and Allen Barksdale. The company's business hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST).

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