Tag Archives: agriculture

County fair time in Polk County

Here are some pictures of the kids at the Polk County Fair with their ribbons from the cow milking contest.  Every kid gets a ribbon, but the fastest kids get special prizes.  There are several events in the Junior Rodeo, … 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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GM and wildlife can coexist

The first time I heard a negative comment about genetically modified (GM) seed I was in another country. The comment was made that the GM seed brought into their country had caused the bee population to decrease. There was no … Continue reading

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Coming together on a CommonGround

Last week, CommonGround Nebraska volunteers, Diane Becker, Joan Ruskamp, Linda Schwarz, and myself attended the CommonGround Shared Voices Conference in St. Louis, MO along with volunteers from 10 other states! The focus of the conference was about creating conversations about … 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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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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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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Attitude is Everything

By Dawn Caldwell When I visit with fellow cattle-owning couples, especially the wives, I hear all kinds of crazy stories about husbands and wives working cattle together. Usually, one person or the other is not in the right spot at … Continue reading

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There’s No Life Like Farm Life

By Joan Ruskamp When all is said and done there is no life like the farm life.  We see the glory of God all around us and learn everyday the meaning of trusting in Him.  We have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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