Karol Swan

About Karol

Columbus, Nebraska

I’ve had the fortune to live on a farm all my life. I grew up on a row crop farm in Saunders County.  My brothers still farm and feed cattle there. I own an irrigated row crop farm near York with my daughter, Jordan.  We are blessed with wonderful tenants that use the latest innovations to continually improve our farm. I am currently in the Columbus area with a farmer/feed yard owner/ operator.

I am retired from the USDA. I worked 32 years for the Meat Grading and Certification Branch grading carcass beef. My duty station was Grand Island and I worked in other beef plants throughout the Midwest. I was a 4-H Mom and leader for years.

We had cattle and horses for business and 4-H projects, plus other livestock species for projects. Horses are still part of the York farm.  Jordan lives on the York farm, trains horses and works in real estate. I enjoy giving presentations to high school classrooms and sharing the CommonGround messages.  I cannot stress the importance of connecting with people.

I love to listen, answering questions, and assuring folks that we have the safest, healthiest, most abundant, and most economical food supply in the world.

News from Karol

Oreo Salad

Oreo Salad

CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares a recipe for Oreo Salad.   Oreo Salad 15 Oreo cookies crushed1 small package instant vanilla pudding1 cup milk1 8 oz. tub whipped topping Crush the cookiesMix pudding, milk and whipped topping.Add cookies Chill and serve...

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Dorothy Lynch Sloppy Joes

Dorothy Lynch Sloppy Joes

CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares a recipe for Dorothy Lynch Sloppy Joes.   Dorothy Lynch Sloppy Joes 1-1/2 pound lean ground beef2 cloves minced garlic1/4 cup diced onion1/2 teaspoon each pepper (salt, mustard powder, garlic powder)1-6 oz can tomato paste...

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Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad

CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares a recipe for Spaghetti Salad with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Spaghetti Salad 1 12 oz package spaghetti1 to mato diced1 cucumber diced1 diced green bell pepper1 small red onion diced1 8 oz package Parmesan cheese1 16 oz...

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Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole

CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares a recipe for Easy Egg Casserole.   Easy Egg Casserole 30 ounce bag frozen shredded hash browns1-1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese. (cheddar or Swiss can be used)1 pound browned sausage ( or 2cups diced ham1/2 cup sliced...

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