Monthly Archives: May 2011

Luck of the draw

By Dawn Caldwell Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital.  I was there for the U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors Meeting.  Everything about the meeting was great – the information presented, the … Continue reading

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Talking straight to the consumer

By Kristen Eggerling Last week, attendees of the Taste of Home Cooking Show in Lincoln, Neb., learned more than a few new recipes from me, as I was on-hand to address their food concerns. As a CommonGround volunteer spokeswoman, I spoke openly with … Continue reading

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A Spoiled Society – When It Comes to Food Choices

Sometimes, especially when I am struggling with what to fix for supper, I realize that when it comes to food choices, we are an extremely spoiled (or blessed) society.  We have thousands of choices staring us in the face from … Continue reading

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Life’s All About the Little Things

By Joan Ruskamp This past year I had the pleasure of getting to discussfarm life with a group of elementary students from Lincoln, NE through the “Ag in the Classroom” project.   One of the questions the students asked my husband … Continue reading

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A Goal Reached

By Linda Gutz Have you ever worked on a project for over a year then stood back and smiled when you could watch it come to fruition? I had this experience just this morning- no I didn’t finally organize all … Continue reading

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Tattoos…where’s yours?!

By Dawn Caldwell Try to Google “cattle tattoos.”  Wow!  There is some less than attractive body art out there!  No, my farmwife body is NOT a canvas for any permanent creativity.  I am usually pretty adventurous, but when it comes to putting something … Continue reading

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No-Till Farming

By Diane Becker     I hardly got my hands dirty. The garden tiller did all the work for me plowing through the weeds that were already getting a head start on the seeds still in their seed packet. Though it’s been … Continue reading

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