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Lunch is served.

There’s been a lot of discussion in the news lately about the school lunch program. I think it’s very important for schools to provide well-balanced meals for students. Many children may not receive adequate nutrition other than at school, and … Continue reading

As a mom, I’m thankful for 4-H

I pledge my head to greater thinking… My heart to greater loyalty… My hands to larger service… My health to a better living…. I’ve said the 4-H pledge thousands of times as a youngster growing up, but somehow the words … Continue reading

Life After PAL?

How many of you have been to a conference or training that was amazing and impactful and then you get home and you put the binder of information on the shelf to gather dust? You may utilize a few strategies … Continue reading

Rainmaking Deserves a Fresh Look

In the 1950s movie “The Rainmaker,” Burt Lancaster played a smooth-talking con man named Bill Starbuck who promises to bring rain to drought-ridden western towns. Starbuck also sold rods with a gizmo on top to prevent hailstorms. This image of … Continue reading

Politics, the Farm Bill and Your Next Meal

The droughts and other natural disasters may have done damage beyond repair to this year’s harvests, but the House could still breathe life back into this bill. It’s not too late. Continue reading

Harvest is a family affair

It’s harvest time in North Dakota!  Under this year’s dry growing conditions, our harvesting machines started a little early at the end of July, first threshing wheat, then canola, and now we’ve moved on to fields of pinto beans and black beans.  … Continue reading

National Day of Prayer

The Drought of 2012 is predicted to go down in history as the worst drought in 50 years.  People all over the United States and the world are being affected by the lack of rain.  Crops have withered away, pastures … Continue reading

National Day of Prayer

The Drought of 2012 is predicted to go down in history as the worst drought in 50 years.  People all over the United States and the world are being affected by the lack of rain.  Crops have withered away, pastures … Continue reading

Never Would I Ever…..Marry a Farmer

“Never say, never.” Have you heard that before? Well I sure have had to eat my words a time or two! One of the things I said I would never do is marry a farmer. Oops! Well in my defense … Continue reading

Large Animal Veterinary Shortage?

There was an article in my newspaper this morning about the shortage of large animal vets. This has been a concern for some time and is occasionally revisited. On one hand, there does seem to be a shortage of veterinarians … Continue reading