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Food Labels Q & A

Food Labels Q & A

My husband, Beau, and I are the fourth generation (raising the fifth) to farm the Klug family’s land in Columbus, Nebraska, where we raise cattle, and crops. My husband works alongside his dad and brother every day to ensure livestock are properly fed, watered and...

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Celebrating Earth Day 2022

Celebrating Earth Day 2022

The world is focused on the environment and carbon reduction as never before.  CommonGround volunteers Kelly Witte, Joan Ruskamp, Wendi Emanual, Rene Blauhorn, and I were onsite at Earth Day Omaha in Elmwood Park Saturday, April 23, to meet and greet...

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Animal Health

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

I have had a love for animals and a desire to live on a farm since I was a child.  Little did I know my adult life would be spent caring for animals on a farm as I raised a family with my husband.  For the past 41 years I went from knowing very little about raising...

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Sustainable Ag

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

I have had a love for animals and a desire to live on a farm since I was a child.  Little did I know my adult life would be spent caring for animals on a farm as I raised a family with my husband.  For the past 41 years I went from knowing very little about raising...

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Celebrating Earth Day 2022

Celebrating Earth Day 2022

The world is focused on the environment and carbon reduction as never before.  CommonGround volunteers Kelly Witte, Joan Ruskamp, Wendi Emanual, Rene Blauhorn, and I were onsite at Earth Day Omaha in Elmwood Park Saturday, April 23, to meet and greet...

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Prescribed Burning: Why Farmers Do It

Prescribed Burning: Why Farmers Do It

Prescribed burning. It may sound like an oxymoron, but a prescribed burn is a valuable tool for farmers and ranchers as they manage grass and rangeland for grazing. By definition, a prescribed burn is a planned fire; it is also sometimes called a “controlled...

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Farming Methods

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

I have had a love for animals and a desire to live on a farm since I was a child.  Little did I know my adult life would be spent caring for animals on a farm as I raised a family with my husband.  For the past 41 years I went from knowing very little about raising...

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Hailed Crops and Dad’s Advice

Hailed Crops and Dad’s Advice

The older I get, the more I realize how smart my parents are. My dad has always had little tidbits of wisdom that he periodically sprinkles into conversations, and it is absolutely amazing to me how many times he is right. Recently we had a horrible hail storm here in...

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