Author Archives: Diane Becker

About Diane Becker

My husband, Tom, and I farm south of Norfolk, Nebraska where we raise irrigated corn and soybeans and do custom work. We have six children ages 7, 11, 15, 17, 19 and 24. I taught online and campus computer and web page classes at the nearby community college for many years. Now, I focus my energy on writing columns for the Nebraska Farmer and the Norfolk Daily News, working as a staff writer for the City of Norfolk and updating websites. I am active in our kids' school organizations and am a member of the board of the Norfolk Express Soccer Club and the Nebraska Soybean Association. I was in the Nebraska LEAD program 2007-2009. My hobbies include attending the kids' activities, running half marathons, taking long bike trips, and reading with my online book club.

Homemade Ice Cream

It’s calorie packed and ends up being twice as expensive than if we bought it at the store but we love our homemade ice cream. We have a tried and true recipe that I am unable to share with you … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Nebraska Sweet Corn

There’s nothing like Nebraska sweet corn. We bought an old four row planter just for planting our favorite summer delicacy. In February we special order from a company in Illinois extra sweet corn with names like “Sugar and Gold” and … Continue reading

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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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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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No-Till Farming

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 three years since … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

By Diane Becker Uncertainty follows farmers around this time of year like a hungry cat at your heels. The ground seems too dry to drop seeds into. A few days later, rain spattering on the windows is going to put … Continue reading

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