Can Pig Farmers Be Good Environmental Stewards?

Pigs

Environmental stewardship is probably not the word that comes to mind when you think about pig manure. I mean, let's face it, poop has the ultimate "yuck" factor. Can pig farmers turn "yuck" into something good for the environment? By answering the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about pig manure, you can decide for yourself if pig farmers are good environmental stewards. Let's start with where does all the manure go? Modern pig barns allow pigs to stand on cement slats. Slats have … [Continue]

Just a Bunch of Random Farm Ramblings!

Workforce center conference

It seems like its been eons since the last time I blogged!  I have taken a small respite the past couple weeks. Not because I had nothing to write about, but because I have been really, really busy. So, go grab yourself a coffee or an iced tea, sit back and find out just what I have been up to lately. One note of caution - this post is filled with a bunch of random farm ramblings and a longer post than normal, but there's pictures! Trust me, it's an easy read. Enjoy!  Let's start with … [Continue]

Child Loss: “You Don’t Understand What I Am Doing . . . ”

You Don't understand

Four years ago today, our family's world came crashing in. My granddaughter passed away unexpectedly at the age of 3 1/2 months. Ainsley was a beautiful little girl. I don't think … [Continue]

Ask The Farmers

Ask the Farmer

  Last week I had the privilege of talking about farming with fairgoers at the Minnesota State Fair. And while some of the fairgoers had visions in their head of Sweet … [Continue]

5 Lessons Learned While Working In The Oink Booth At The MN State Fair

Oink Booth

Yesterday was a first for me and my husband. We both worked in the Oink Booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Here are just a few takeaways from the day: 1) People love pigs! And … [Continue]

AgChat: Third Time is the Charm – What I Learned

AgChat Participants

People who know me know that I like my feet on the ground. I don't particularly like flying but nothing was going to stop me from going to the AgChat conference held in Austin, TX. … [Continue]