Category Archives: education

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

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National Agriculture Day Down on the Farm

Yesterday was National Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate agriculture in our country. On our farm, we spent the day caring for our livestock like we do every day on the farm. I began my day at a meeting that … Continue reading

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So God Made A Farmer – What About the Modern Farm?

I’m not a big football fan but I do love spending time with my husband.  My husband watches one football game a year on TV, and that’s the Super Bowl.  Many of my friends tell me how lucky I am … Continue reading

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Another Cold Day on the Farm

It’s winter time and it’s cold outside! This isn’t my favorite time of the year, I don’t like being cold.  Farmers who care for livestock normally spend quite a bit of time in the cold weather.  You might be saying, … Continue reading

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Does Your Child Fit the ‘One Size Fits All’ Lunch Program?

This past week my kids started school.  Neither one of my kids were ready to go to school; our son prefers helping his dad on the farm to sitting in a classroom all day.  I think that is pretty typical … Continue reading

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City Girl Meets Pig Farm

A few weeks back, a good friend of mine from St. Louis came to visit our farm for the first time.  Not only was this her first trip to our farm, it was her first trip to any pig farm.  … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Pulls the Proposed Child Labor Regulations

Tonight I received some news that made my day!  The kids and I were taking care of our cattle when I glanced down at my phone because I had a message.   I had to do a double take when I read the … Continue reading

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