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Hoyt Allan Nation, 69, of Purvis, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016, in Wimberly Texas, engaged in his favorite activity riding live steam trains. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am November 10, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic...

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scott douglass

January 07, 2017 | Dallas, TX

My regrets to Carolyn & Family. I've been reading the Stockman Grass farmer for about three years. I met Allan & Carolyn at three of the Grazing school classes I attended in 2015 & 2016. I'm a city boy, trying to learn to farm. Allan sure IS a neat man. We will all miss him!

spence killian

January 05, 2017 | Kennewick, WA

I'm an almost 20 year subscriber to the Stockman Grass Farmer but never really did any farming. I told people that my hobby was reading about farming but really it was just reading Allan's writings. He made me a believer in the movement. Thanks Allan!

mike baxter

January 05, 2017 | Muscatine, IA

Great, intuitive, educational man Allan Nation. I plan to continue to read Stockman Grass Farmer, and hope we get more heritage foods, history of deep south cattle grazing, piney woods, economics articles as Allan wrote. Like Allan told in his writings of himself, I too worked out of Greenville, Mississippi, on river towboats, much longer than Allan stated he did. He has a rivermans' tribute.

larry lampman

January 04, 2017 | Ancramdale, NY

A true inspiration to the moment of grassfed agriculture, he will be sorely missed.

January 01, 2017

I too was deeply saddened to read Allan had died. I was reading Allan's observations as I do each month and had a shock when I read the announcement at the end of the article. I still remember kitchen table conversations with Allan, Bud Williams, my dad, Joe and myself in the early stages of Bud's animal handling demonstrations, and the move to stress free animal handling. It also brings to mind the trip I took with Allan and Carolyn to Bernal, Mexico to visit the Galley brothers' sheep...

erick taylor

December 24, 2016 | Woodstock, CT

Terribly saddened on Christmas Eve 2016. Sitting here in my favorite chair next the Christmas Tree, listening to my wife and children preparing our Christmas Eve feast and reading the newly delivered December Issue of The Stockman Grass Farmer, life seems perfect for the moment. Then, I come to the end of Allan's Observations and I read the shocking news of Allan's Death and the end of his chapter called life. The selfish part of me feels horrible that I won't have his insights,idea's and...

mike weiland

December 09, 2016 | Imler, PA

I read w/much sadness of Alan's passing. I sat next to Alan on plane ride where he introduced me to purple cows. I was a young feed salesman at time &learned more from him than anywhere else. I'm now a grass farmer &am forever in his debt. He touched so many lives, and I only wish I would have thanked him more. I will miss his insight in every issue. May God bless Carolyn & family & Alans legacy of teaching us all to not be afraid of thinking outside the box.

elva svendsen

December 08, 2016 | McDonough, NY

I received my always-anticipated issue of the Stockman Grass Farmer today, and I was very sad and shocked to hear that Allan Nation had passed away. I have enjoyed reading his work since 1990, when I first started a small dairy. I would always share my magazine, once I devoured it, and my friends and I all will miss his valuable contributions. I believe Allan was a great man and did a tremendous amount to positively influence the future of agriculture in our country. My sincere...

clem moenster

December 06, 2016 | Hillsboro, OH

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Allan's passing. I have been a subscriber of SGF for more than 20 years and what I have learned has changed the way I farm and view agriculture. The Allan's Obs column was always my first read each month. The health of our animals, soils and nation have been and will continue to be greatly improved as a result of his work. May God bless his family and all of us who have benefitted from his life.