Farming Methods

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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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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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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