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Day in the Life of Harvest, Perspective of a Farm Wife

By Sarah Wilson During harvest season on our family farm in Jamestown, North Dakota, my husband, Jeremy, and I split the family and farming duties among us, along with our two full-time employees Casey and Tony. He is the general manager of the farm and…

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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 an Iowa grain farm, studied agriculture in college and held marketing roles at several agricultural companies, giving her an understanding of agriculture…

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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 farming and raising beef cattle for generations, I am a first-generation farm wife. Before I became a farmer, I never knew how much…

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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 dairy farmers. They were named 2011 Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators by the Michigan Milk Producers Association.   Like milk and cookies, my dairy farm and…

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3 Meat-Marketing Claims Explained

By Annie Carlson, third-generation farmer from Mercer, North Dakota Along with my husband and three children, I own and operate Morning Joy Farm, a pasture-based, local-market farm. We produce pastured eggs, chickens, turkeys, pork and grass fed lamb and market it directly to local customers…

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Day in the Life of Harvest, Perspective of a Farm Wife

By Sarah Wilson During harvest season on our family farm in Jamestown, North Dakota, my husband, Jeremy, and I split the family and farming duties among us, along with our two full-time employees Casey and Tony. He is the general manager of the farm and…

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What Makes an Exceptional Turkey?

By Katie Olthoff, a family turkey farmer from Stanhope, Iowa Exceptional turkeys start on the farm, which is why we work so hard on our third-generation turkey farm to ensure that our birds are comfortable and the end product is safe, nutritious and delicious. My…

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The 411 on Cover Crops

By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband farm in north-central Missouri where they raise their two boys, row crops, cattle and sheep. Kate also blogs at www.UptownGirlBlog.com. When my husband, Matt, came back to the family farm after graduating from college, he brought with him…

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Harvest Season for Crops and Agritourism

By Becky Moreland Becky Moreland and her husband, Matt, farm 1,200 acres of corn, soybeans and hay, along with tending 550 head of beef cattle and a 150-head dairy operation, in Harrisonville, Missouri. Like most farmers across America, my husband and I are focused on…

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Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison, Part One

By Joan Ruskamp My husband and I run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on our farm in Dodge, Nebraska. Over the past few years, we have received more and more questions from consumers interested in how we feed our beef cattle…