Monthly Archives: June 2011

Super girl on the “wild side”

A friend of mine and I were getting ready for a soccer tournament when she shrieked, “Help! A bird!” A barn swallow had decided to check out the inside of the concessions area where my friend had been sweeping. She, … Continue reading

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4-H and Raising Livestock

Hi, my name is Hilary Maricle and I am a 4-Her.  I was the kid that grew up spending time with my cattle, not at the pool.  The town kids knew that if I had a 4-H event going on … Continue reading

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Control

By Joan Ruskamp Control, or lack of control, can be one of the most difficult issues any of us face. In the world of farming and cattle feeding we are continually adjusting to our lack of control of the weather. … Continue reading

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Pork is cooler

By Shana Beattie Now there’s more reason than ever to believe that pork is “cool”! Pork producers, like my family and I, across the nation are welcoming the news that the USDA has officially lowered the recommended cooking temperature for … Continue reading

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Great things happen in every season when you farm

By Mandy Hengelfelt I am not a farm raised girl. Everything I know about farming and agriculture comes from my husband and his family. Don’t get me wrong, I have knowledge about agriculture, but it is purely second-hand. In the … Continue reading

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