Category Archives: education

PEDV – Here’s Your Sign!

I am pretty aggravated tonight so forgive me now if I am a little blunt in this post.  I’ve had a long day, and I know many other moms are feeling tired just like I am tonight.  When I came … Continue reading

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The Food Knowledge Gap

This last week I heard someone talking about a recent hospital visit a family member had.  A nurse, who was providing care for the person, told them they needed to eat only organic food because it was healthier.  The nurse … Continue reading

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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

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There Is No Health Insurance for Pigs

Understanding Antibiotic Use on American Farms and Ranches On our farm, it’s normal for us to have entire groups of pigs that never have had any antibiotics when they go to market.  Yes, you read that correctly. I know this … Continue reading

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Taking My Farm Story to New York City

Last week I had an amazing opportunity, I went to New York City to meet with journalists and bloggers.  The point of our visit was to help share our farm story and put a face on agriculture. As a farmer, … Continue reading

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Life In a Rural Community

Last week our daughter had a big basketball game at her school against a neighboring town; it was the “Think Pink” game that is becoming an annual tradition for our school.  FCCLA organized this event to raise money for breast … Continue reading

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12/12/12 A Difficult Day on Our Farm

Some days on our farm are easier than others, that’s true of every farm.  Some days are difficult due to the weather, equipment breakdowns, broken fences and even broken hearts.  Yes, broken hearts. Yesterday our day began like any other day.  … Continue reading

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