All Things Minnesota Agriculture

Corn

Welcome to my blogging series highlighting Minnesota agriculture! I will feature one farm/ag-related business everyday for the month of November. Minnesota has some very unique and a variety of offerings when it comes to agriculture. I will be listing them all here as I write one for each day of the month. Check back often!   … [Continue]

Family Farms vs. Farm Corporations

Corporate Farms vs Family farms

It seems there is always a debate about how corporations are involved in farming. People generally don't like farm corporations and prefer family farms. The concerns are usually shaped around these types of comments:   "Family farms take care of their animals, corporations do not." "Smaller farms are better." "Only buy from local family farms." "Farm Corporations are reckless and will do anything to make profits, even at an animal's or environmental expense." Through … [Continue]

Harvest: Let The Combines Roll!

Let' The Combines Roll!

Minnesota. Fall. Harvest. Women in ag. Combines and Tractors take over the rural roads. Ever wonder what operating a combine is like? I am the combine operator for our farm and I … [Continue]

The Best Thing One Can Do When It’s Raining . . .

The Best Thing One Can Do When It's Raining . . .

  I love spring! No, I really LOVE spring! I love that I don't need to wear boots and I can finally feel my fingers and toes when I am outside. Spring reminds me of … [Continue]

What I Wish People Knew About Pig Farming

Pigs

Recently, I participated in an online video discussion with an Animal Welfare class from an eastern U.S. university. The purpose of the class was to give class attendees a farmer's … [Continue]

A Letter to Every Farmer Under the Age of 35

Corn Field

Dear Young Farmer: Farming is an honorable occupation, but it is not for the faint of heart. It is a profession overflowing with risk, hard work and great rewards. … [Continue]