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7.14.17

Taking Water Management to the Fields- How we manage our greatest resource.
Diane Karr is a sixth-generation farmer who raises row crops and beef cattle in Nebraska. She and her husband raise soybeans, corn and ...
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7.10.17

An Inside Look at Mid-Season Management of GMO and Organic Crops
By Jennie Schmidt Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, ...
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6.16.17

Organic or Conventional? Let’s Celebrate Choices!
By Kellie Blair As a farmer, I’m proud to play a role in growing food that is both safe and sustainable. As a mom, I face the same ...
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5.25.17

Apples to Oranges: Why Crops Thrive Where They Do
Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family ...
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5.11.17

As Unique as a Thumbprint
Sarah Wilson and her husband, Jeremy, are raising three children, along with corn, wheat, soybeans, rye and a variety of cover crops ...
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4.28.17

Bill Nye Saves the World – And Examines the Safety and Sustainability of GMOs
Julie Kenney grew up on an Iowa farm. She and her husband Mark have two children and are the fifth generation to grow corn, soybeans ...
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4.21.17

Bill Nye is Back and is Uncovering the Science Behind GMOs
Julie Kenney grew up on an Iowa farm. She and her husband, Mark, have two children. They are the fifth generation to grow corn, ...
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2.15.17

Farming at the Mercy of Mother Nature
By Jennifer Poltermann In addition to raising three children and helping out on her husband’s fourth-generation Wisconsin grain and hog ...
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