Sustainable Ag

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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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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What is your carbon footprint?

What is your carbon footprint?

Obviously, this is not what is meant by a carbon footprint.  There has been a lot of discussion lately about carbon footprints and how businesses and individuals can be more environmentally sustainable in the way they go about things.  It can be confusing to...

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Agriculture and the Environment

Agriculture and the Environment

Talk: Agriculture is bad for the environment. Truth: Agriculture efficiently cleans up greenhouse gases and converts them into oxygen. Agriculture (livestock production specifically) has been incorrectly linked to causing high greenhouse gas emissions.  Some have...

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Farming: More Than a Summer Job

Farming: More Than a Summer Job

As temperatures slowly start to rise, the time has come for all Midwestern crop farmers to return from their extended vacations and get back to work. If only that were the case! Rather, farmers have been working all winter because America’s food production system...

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Conversations

Conversations

I love talking! Seriously, I know that sounds strange, but I am a person who can talk something to DEATH!  If you don’t believe me, just ask my husband.  Today there are many ways to have a conversation. With Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can begin a...

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