Crystal Klug

About Crystal

Columbus, Nebraska

I grew up a farm girl and despite my mother encouraging me to ‘NEVER marry a farmer,’ I met my farmer husband, Beau, in college and we moved back to his family farm following graduation. We are the fourth generation (raising the fifth) to live and work off the land and raise cattle, crops and kids. My husband works alongside his dad and brother every day to ensure livestock are properly fed, watered and cared for. We plant a lot of cover crops to protect and improve soil health, which also provides an additional feed source for our cattle.

We also utilize the manure from our livestock to fertilize the soil, and are always seeking opportunities to improve sustainability on our farm. I play a supportive role on the farm, making meals for hungry farmers and crews during the busy spring planting and fall harvest seasons, manage the books, and keep our young family of five fed, clean, laundered and chauffeured. I volunteer in my kids’ school, am a 10-plus year 4-H leader, and help my oldest son walk, feed, and travel to pig shows with his show pigs during the late spring and summer months.”

News from Crystal

Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

CommonGround volunteer Crystal Klug shares a recipe for Cranberry Orange Scones with Pure Nebraska viewers.     Cranberry Orange Scones 2 cups flour (plus more for hands and work surface)2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon saltzest from 1 orange1/2...

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

CommonGround volunteer Crystal Klug shares her recipe for Pico de Gallo with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Pico de Gallo - from Pioneer Woman Yellow or Red Onion (finely diced)Tomatoes (Roma is preferred, diced)Cilantro (diced)1-2 Jalapenos (finely diced)LimeSaltChips...

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Build Your Own Mini Pizza

Build Your Own Mini Pizza

Crystal Klug and her children demonstrated how to make your own mini pizzas with pre-cooked flatbread.   Build Your Own Mini Pizza Mini Stonefire Original Naan FlatbreadFavorite Pizza SauceFresh mozzarella cheese (cut in small cubes)Browned Ground BeefThinly...

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