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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 grain sorghum, which are mainly used for livestock feed, along with wheat. The sun is blazing. Sweat is rolling down your back….

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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 (including radishes and turnips) in Jamestown, North Dakota. Farmers are committed to growing a safe, abundant and sustainable food supply. We all care…

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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 and oats on their central Iowa farm. By Julie Kenney I heard a stat the other day that most Americans…

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Soil…As Valuable as Diamonds?

By Katie Heger Katie and her husband, Steven, raise corn, soybeans, wheat, pinto beans and field peas in Underwood, North Dakota. Katie is a farmer, wife, mother of five, teacher and blogger. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The bigger and sparklier the…

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More than one way to plant a seed

Kellie is a mom, wife and farmer from Iowa, where she raises livestock, corn and soybeans. Water quality is something that I’m concerned about as a mom and a farmer. I live in Iowa, where this is a particularly hot topic. There is a big…

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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 on their farm in western Texas.   If you ever find yourself in a rut, it always seems helpful to switch up your routine. Take…

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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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GMOs: Helping Us Produce More With Less

By Lindsey Hendricks Lindsey’s husband is a fourth-generation farmer. Her family raises corn, soybeans and wheat in Kentucky.   So much of my job as a mom of two is figuring out how to do more with less. Use coupons to buy more groceries with…

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Excuse Me While I Check My Robots

By Ashley Kennedy Ashley is a third-generation Michigan dairy farmer. She graduated from Michigan State University and spent two years working at an off farm job before returning to the family farm. Like most millennials, technology plays a big part in my life. I’m social…

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How Has the Carbon Footprint of Dairy Farming Changed?

By Caci Nance Caci is a third generation dairy farmer from South Carolina Like many families, my family and I are concerned about limiting our impact on the environment and using natural resources as efficiently as possible. On our 108-cow dairy farm in McConnells, South…