Tag: Joan Ruskamp



Why Are Farming Moms Thankful?

Why Are Farming Moms Thankful? A collective reflection on Thanksgiving from CommonGround farmers Soon families across the country will gather around a beautiful bounty and count blessings as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Five CommonGround farmers across the country pause following harvest to share what they are…

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From Cow to Counter

By Joan Ruskamp Joan and her husband run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on their farm in Dodge, Nebraska. Memorial Day is fast approaching, and you might plan to celebrate the unofficial start to summer with a backyard barbeque. Whether you…

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Measuring Hormones in Food, One M&M at a Time

By Joan Ruskamp Joan and her husband run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on their farm in Dodge, Nebraska. I get many questions from moms once they know I raise beef cattle. Moms most often want to know if the meat…