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25

Sep

2014

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters

It’s National Farm Safety and Health Week. Did you know that? A week dedicated to educating about the importance of farm safety. Because as we all know, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs.

Now that harvest has started, farm safety should be top of mind. Not just for farmers, but for everyone who travels on the road. So, as I was researching Farm Safety Week, I ran across an article from the staff at Successful Farming. Here are a few tips they put together.


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17

Apr

2014

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Top 10 Ways to Stay Patient While Waitin' on Spring

When I think of how this spring has gone or better yet, hasn’t gone, I’m reminded of a certain song. Have you ever heard “Waitin’ on a Woman” by Brad Paisley? This song defines my life. And even though I hate being late, I usually always am. Just ask my husband.

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8

Apr

2014

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Five Years Difference

The screech of the screen door echoed as a blonde-haired boy stepped out of the old white farm house. Standing in a white t-shirt and shorts, he wiped the sleep from his big, blue eyes. With a quizzical look on his face, he lifted his arms and yelled, “What’s going on?”

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18

Dec

2013

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Christmas on the Farm

As a little girl, Christmas mornings didn’t consist of pink clothes, Barbie dolls, and makeup. There were toy tractors, model horses, plastic hay bales, barns, and even fences. I mean, you can’t have a horse barn without fencing, right? But I didn’t just ask Santa for farm toys; I asked for real animals.

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16

Oct

2013

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

An Invisible Passenger

Instead of getting worked up that I was now traveling at a mere two miles per hour, every few minutes on the interstate, I took in the city atmosphere. I listened as the cars in the opposite lane whizzed by at a methodical pace. With semis closing in around me, the smell of exhaust, brakes and dirty equipment took over my car. I was as far away from the country as I could get, and all I could think about was the farm.

 

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9

Oct

2013

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Tour Stop #9 - Nathan Wentworth, Warrensburg, IL

On that Friday morning in early April, I felt like I was sitting across from my dad and brother. Although Austin is a little younger than Nathan, they're both smart men, eager to grow the farm, and prepare it for the next generation.

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28

Aug

2013

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Time for a Rest Stop

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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13

Aug

2013

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Tour Stop #3 - Scott Smith, Windfall, IN

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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31

Jul

2013

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

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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