Animal Health

How We Care for the Land and Cattle

How We Care for the Land and Cattle

Being ranchers in the Sandhills of Nebraska, my husband, Kerry, and I are all about being good stewards of our land and our livestock. We do what we can to improve our land and water to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our cattle. We do this to provide...

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Food Myths Q & A

Food Myths Q & A

 As a farmer, I not only think about purchasing and preparing food but producing it as well. I’m Ruth Ready, and my husband, Sid, farm near Scribner, Nebraska. In addition to farming, Sid is also a high school science teacher. We have four children and four...

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It’s a Family Thing….

It’s a Family Thing….

From Behind the Wheel of the 'Burban Our 'Burban has seen in all: With more miles on it than the odometer will admit; with a gas tank you better have filled before heading out to the cows because the fuel gauge has been broken for years; the dent in the driver-side...

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Our Chicken Barn–and What Goes On In There.

Our Chicken Barn–and What Goes On In There.

Have you ever looked out the car window at one of those big white chicken barns and thought, “what is going on in there?” I used to wonder that same thing until three years ago when we became chicken farmers and got our first flock of pullets (young female hens). All...

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Animal Health

Animal Health

CommonGround volunteers Melisa Konecky and Karah Perdue take you on a tour of Melisa's dairy and discuss how farmers and ranchers care for their animals.  Watch and learn  

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I Challenge Burger King – Let’s get the Facts

I Challenge Burger King – Let’s get the Facts

UPDATE - as of August 27, 2020 It took only a few weeks for Burger King to respond to numerous farmers, ranchers and consumers about the misleading video. Instead of crediting U.S. beef producers for their steadily decreasing carbon footprint, Burger King set up...

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Our Meat Products Are Back––Enjoy!

Our Meat Products Are Back––Enjoy!

A Little About Us Karol Swan and Jordan Swan have a farm near York, Nebraska. Karol, Jordan’s mother, is retired from a 32-year career with the USDA Meat Grading and Certification Branch, stationed at JBS Swift, Grand Island, Nebraska. She is currently with a...

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What does “Farm-to-Table” Mean?

What does “Farm-to-Table” Mean?

When considering the phrase “farm-to-table,” what images or words come to mind?  Maybe words like fresh, wholesome, nutritious, clean, or safe pop into your mind.  Do you picture a Norman Rockwell-type farmer dressed in striped overalls and a straw hat...

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Mom Guilt, and How to Avoid It When Grocery Shopping!

Mom Guilt, and How to Avoid It When Grocery Shopping!

“Mom guilt.” It’s like laundry. No matter how hard you try to wish it away, it’s always there. Now more than ever, this fast-paced, technology-driven world puts pressure on young moms to do what’s right for their family. Is this car seat safe enough? What kind of milk...

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