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9.9.16

Switch It Up: 4 ways crop rotation helps our farm be sustainable
Kyla Hamilton and her husband, a fifth-generation farmer, grow corn, cotton, oats, sorghum, vegetables and wheat, and raise beef cattle ...
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9.8.16

From Cow to Carton: The path milk takes to your grocery store cooler
By Daphne Holterman Daphne and her husband Lloyd are 4th-generation Wisconsin dairy farmers who milk about 850 cows and grow alfalfa ...
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8.16.16

The Crops I Plant but Don’t Harvest …and how they protect the land and water
By Lauren Biegler Lauren and husband, Bryan, farm corn and soybeans and raise their family in Lake Wilson, Minnesota. Lauren grew up on ...
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7.28.16

Summer on the Farm: Keepin’ Cool
By Morgan Kontz Morgan is a corn, soybean, alfalfa and cattle farmer from South Dakota   While my husband’s family has been ...
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7.25.16

Figuring out Farmers Markets
  By Shelby Watson-Hampton Shelby and her husband farm alongside her aunt and uncle on their family farm and vineyard in Southern ...
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7.8.16

Can We Eat Like Our Ancestors?
Kelly Marshall is a busy farm mom who raises row crops and a garden near Maysville, Missouri.   Springtime is my favorite time of ...
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7.1.16

No Pests Bugging Me This Summer!
By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband raise cattle, corn, sheep and soybeans on their farm in Laclede, Missouri.   Summer is ...
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6.28.16

Milk Misconceptions: Bad Information Doesn’t Do Any Body Good
By Jody Sharrard Jody has an animal science degree from Michigan State University. She and her husband, Jeremy, are fifth-generation ...
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