High-tech Chicken Barns? You Bet!

High-tech Chicken Barns? You Bet!

While most of us are aware of the latest and greatest technologies available for our homes, such as Wi-Fi thermostats and video doorbells, would you believe that a lot of this same technology is available in modern livestock barns?  When we decided in 2016 to...
AI in Dairy Farming: What it is, and Why it’s Important

AI in Dairy Farming: What it is, and Why it’s Important

Artificial insemination, or AI, has been a topic of conversation within the dairy industry for years, both by farmers as well as those who often don’t understand the practice. My family has been in the dairy industry for over 75 years, and throughout most of those...
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...
#LambLovers Month on the Farm and in the Kitchen

#LambLovers Month on the Farm and in the Kitchen

Lambing: My favorite time of the year on the farm! I love to watch all the babies frolicking in the corral. On our farm, we are almost through with the first lambing season of 2021. It is a busy time, but we enjoy this season. While there is much work to be done...
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