Author: Chris Chinn

Food Dialogues Come to Missouri

Last week was a hectic week for our family. I had four meetings in four days and between the kids they had three doctor/dental appointments and three ballgames. I felt like I spent most of my time on the road! … Continue reading

I’m Not Paying Your Bills For You Mom!

Earlier today I was looking through my Facebook page while waiting on one of my kids and I saw a friend had posted the following:  “The treasury secretary has now asked Congress to raise the debt limit for borrowing more … Continue reading

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It’s August and school is just around the corner.  I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by.  Many families are trying to squeeze in one last summer trip before school starts.  For our family, we were not able … Continue reading

Teaching the Next Generation to Farm

One of the things I love about farming is working with my husband and kids.  This past Sunday we spent most of the day working cattle.  A couple of our young heifers had scratched their eyes on tree limbs and got … Continue reading

Livestock Shows & Lessons Learned

  We had our county fair last week and as usual, it was a busy time for us.  We are still in the hay fields but Kevin did a great job planning his mowing so he could mow the day … Continue reading

Still Feeling the Impacts of the 2012 Drought

The drought of 2012 may be over but the impact from the drought is still being felt on our farm every day.  A lot of last year’s corn crop had aflatoxin in it.  As a result, we have to test … Continue reading

Transparency in Food

Today I should have been in Chicago attending the Food Dialogues discussion regarding transparency in food.  I wasn’t able to attend because we are still trying to plant beans on our farm and we have hay that is ready to … Continue reading

When It Rains, It Pours!

We finished planting our corn on Saturday, May 25th around 2:00 a.m.  Later that day the rain set in and it rained over seven inches last week on our farm.  And on top of that, the temperature dropped to the … Continue reading

Finally Planting Corn on May 21st!

It’s been a busy and stressful month for us.  We have had a lot of rain, 3 1/2 inches to be exact.  Last week we were finally able to get in our fields to work the ground.  The weeds took … Continue reading

Not A Seed Planted

Today is the third day of May and all of our corn seed is still in the bag instead of being planted in the ground.  Last year at this time we had most of our corn planted.  My husband isn’t … Continue reading