Emma Vogt

About Emma

Naper, Nebraska

I grew up on my family’s farm, just the town over from where I currently live. I spent plenty of time up in the tractor with my dad, feeding bottle calves and even getting to spend time running the rake tractor and grain cart wagon. After receiving my nursing degree, I returned home to get married. We moved to my husband’s family ranch where we currently live in the original farmhouse. Every year we try to make improvements as farming and ranching have changed greatly over the past 100 years. In the past, we raised chickens, cows, milk cows, pigs and row crops. Currently, we have cows, haying, corn and soybeans.

It’s amazing to see the changes that have happened from the way we raise crops, feed cattle and care for them. My husband and I both have off the farm jobs. Ryon works as a mechanic and I work as a nurse at the local hospitals. I love that we can raise our three kids on the ranch and be close to both of our families. My favorite part has always been the calves and cows, and I especially love when we have a bottle calf or two. It’s a great experience for the kids to learn responsibility about caring for the animals, and it’s something that I always loved doing as a kid. I never planned to return back home, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

News from Emma

Grape Salad

Grape Salad

CommonGround volunteer Emma Vogt shares her recipe for Grape Salad with Pure Nebraska viewers. Grape Salad 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature1 cup sour cream1/2 cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons vanilla2 pounds green grapes seedless (rinsed and dried)2 pounds red...

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Devil’s Food Cookies

Devil’s Food Cookies

CommonGround volunteer Emma Vogt shares her recipe for Devil's Food Cookies with Pure Nebraska viewers. Devil’s Food Cookies 1 package devil’s food cake mix2 eggs1/2 cup oil1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Mix cake mix, eggs and oil together and fold...

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Beef Biscuits

Beef Biscuits

CommonGround volunteer Emma Vogt shares her recipe for Beefy Biscuits with Pure Nebraska viewers. Beef Biscuits 1 pound browned ground beef1 jar spaghetti sauce2 tubes large refrigerated biscuits1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Stir spaghetti sauce with browned meat...

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Crispy Bars

Crispy Bars

CommonGround volunteer Emma Vogt shares her recipe for Crispy Bars with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Crispy Bars 1 cup sugar1 cup White Corn Syrup1 cup Peanut Butter5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal1 cup chocolate chips1 cup butterscotch chips Mix corn syrup and sugar on...

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Meat Shell Potato Pie

Meat Shell Potato Pie

CommonGround volunteer Emma Vogt shares her recipe for Meat Shell Potato Pie with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Meat Shell Potato Pie 1 pound ground beef1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup divided1/4 cup chopped onion1 egg1/4 cup dry bread crumbs2 tablespoons dried...

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Cheerio Cookies

Cheerio Cookies

CommonGround volunteer Emma Vogt shares her recipe for Cheerio Cookies with Pure Nebraska viewers. https://youtu.be/_MGg0FYqCTA Cheerio Cookies 1/2 cup light corn syrup1/2 cup chocolate chips1/4 cup sugar1/2 cup peanut butter3 cups Cheerios Mix corn syrup, chocolate...

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