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All Before a Cup Of Coffee...

It’s a family joke that I don’t drink coffee because it exacerbates my inability to sit still. The “rest of the story” is that I don’t drink a morning cup of coffee because my alarm goes off at 5:35 am and I am out the door 10 minutes later. 675 more words

Factory Farm

Despite concerns, board approves feedlot expansion

MANTORVILLE, Minn. – A local hog farmer is seeing his business succeed and he is ready to expand it. Other county residents say that is not a good idea. 383 more words

Local News

Why would a cow eat corn?!?

Economy-of-size is a significant driving force in the food industry. One would be forgiven for presuming that this would be a positive influence as it is typically accompanied by innovation. 972 more words

Distribution Of Wealth

18 Years of Life At a Feed Yard -- 4 Years of Blogging...

As a result of the 2014 Trailblazer Award, Beef Magazine asked that I write an article reflecting on important issues for cattle farmers.  This was a great opportunity for me to share thoughts relative to 18 years of working in a feed yard and 4 years of blogging.  284 more words

General

The Traditional Career Mom...

Earlier this week I traveled to San Antonio to attend meetings at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention. My favorite farmer and I drove west Tuesday afternoon to watch our favorite basketball playing teenager and her team defeat the Ogallala Indians, before turning around and heading east to Grand Island to get ahead of a storm that moved in late that night. 392 more words

Family

When Your Husband Needs You For Your Manure...

Matt and I have a unique relationship. In addition to being soul mates and the parents of our three girls, we also partner together to manage our farm. 515 more words

General

Our Farm and New York City

Over the years, I have made a couple of trips to New York City to visit college friends as well as to do some volunteer promotion work for the Beef Check Off.  386 more words

General