“People don’t believe they exist, but they do.” Those were the first words out of a man’s mouth as he approached me at a farm show a few years ago. I was standing behind a sales counter when he came up and started the conversation with those words, followed by, “Can I have one of those yellow bags?”
Well, of course I said yes. But, I wasn’t about to leave that odd introduction alone.
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There is an infamous number every crop farmer strives to reach. It’s a number that signifies innovation, dedication, hard work, and passion. And it’s a number that, if reached, proves it can be done. Just a few days before Christmas, I sat down with a farmer from east central Indiana. But this time I wasn’t there to capture his Why I Farm story, I was there to capture his 300 bushel story.
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Faith. Christianity. God. Normally you wouldn’t see these words on a company blog, but I can type them proudly. And it’s not just because I am a Christian. It’s because I work for a family-owned company, Beck’s Hybrids. Maybe you don’t remember from my first blog, but I absolutely love my job. Not only do I love what I do, I love who I work for, what the Beck family stands for, and how they’re not afraid to share their beliefs.
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It’s time for another rest stop. And this time, I’m taking you to one of my favorite places – harvest. On Sunday, September 22, I looked up into the bright blue sky, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. A sweet smell wrapped up in a cool breeze swept across my face. And just for a minute the world stopped turning.
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I’ll be the first to admit, and I’m sure my husband will agree, having patience isn’t one of my best attributes. It’s something, that over the years, I’ve had to cultivate. And even though I firmly believe I acquired this trait from my dad, he is also one of the most patient people I know.
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It’s time for a rest stop. And if you’re like me on a long road trip, you need time to stretch your legs, grab a drink of water, and maybe even an ice cream cone. But I’m not going to take you to just any rest stop; I’m going to take you to the greatest spectacle in the agriculture industry - Farm Progress Show.
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It’s been six years since I became a graduate of Purdue University. Since then I’ve traveled more times than I can remember, moved to two different states, changed jobs three times, encountered numerous challenges, and had some of the best moments of my life.
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Have you ever asked yourself why you’re in the job you’re in? Is it to provide for your family? Is it a job you’re passionate about? Or maybe you don’t even consider your job a job because you love what you’re doing.
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