Farming Methods

Food prices Q&A

Food prices Q&A

Growing up working in my parents' grocery store and helping out on my grandparents’ farm led me to a lifelong obsession with high quality food. As a farmer, my family and I take pride in growing healthy foods now and look forward to doing so in the future. Our family...

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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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Regenerative Ag: For Better Soil And Better Food

Regenerative Ag: For Better Soil And Better Food

Dull as dirt??? Hardly. Dirt - or more accurately, soil - is far from dull.  As a farmer, I know soil is the most important part of our farm. Every decision my husband and I make about our farm’s soil has to answer “yes” to the question, “will this make our...

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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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“Listen,” My Dad Would say.

“Listen,” My Dad Would say.

Growing up on a farm as a kid, I was often asked to listen up when the weather was on TV. Today, the conversation centers around the overall climate as much as the local daily weather. How can we make a meaningful impact when caring for our climate? This is a relevant...

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Celebrating a Decade of CommonGround

Celebrating a Decade of CommonGround

Some days it seems so long ago and other days, it’s like it was yesterday. I vividly recall getting a phone call asking if I’d be available for an “on the farm” photo shoot and video interview and “something, but they weren’t sure what” would ensue from that. Now, we...

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Virtual Conversations!

Virtual Conversations!

COVID-19 certainly turned our world upside down. CommonGround Nebraska volunteers love to meet you in person and visit with you about how food is grown and raised. But during this time of uncertainty, we have needed to adapt and find new ways to connect with you! The...

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Summer on the Farm

Summer on the Farm

Being a transplant to country life, I have learned a lot over my last few years on the farm. Each season brings a new series of events. Summers in the city consisted of the following: schools are out, kids playing, vacations, swimming at the pool, and flip-flops and...

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