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Sometimes it's better not to charge at full speed into new ideas

I received an interesting news item in my email box the other day, and it should give us all reason to weigh all of the options when considering a radical new idea.

October 06, 2013 7:45 am(1)

And 40 years later-

Shortly after graduating from college with an ag journalism degree, I returned home to the family dairy farm, with plans to make that my profession. However, I also had a desire to make use of my journalism degree at the same time. With that in mind, I took on the part time job of agricultur…

February 23, 2013 1:44 pm(0)
In general, 2012 was a pretty good year

In general, 2012 was a pretty good year

In just a few days we will be throwing the calendars for 2012 away and starting out with a new year. That always provides a good time to look back on the old year and do a mental review. After reflecting for a while, I would have to say that both from a personal standpoint and from an agricu…

January 10, 2013 9:13 am(0)
Sometimes it's okay to take a journey into the past

Sometimes it's okay to take a journey into the past

It seems like no matter how advanced the technology in farming gets, there is a part of every farmer that likes to take a peek down memory lane and relive, if for only a few hours, the way farming used to be done. A prime example of that happens every year at the Western Minnesota Steam Thre…

September 18, 2012 7:16 am(0)
What did you do to celebrate National Pollinator Week?

What did you do to celebrate National Pollinator Week?

National Pollinator Week has come and gone and I was wondering - just how many took part in the celebration? I doubt that any calendar had the celebratory week listed ... and even if it had been included on the list of festive events, most would have scratched their heads, wondering what it …

July 16, 2012 7:53 am(0)
It isn't only corn that grows tall on ND prairie

It isn't only corn that grows tall on ND prairie

I admit, the two-lane paved roads of North Dakota are more alluring to me than being buffeted by wind currents generated by trucks traveling 75 miles per hour on the Interstate system. Therefore, I often take the state and county highways of the state in my travels. An added benefit is you c…

June 04, 2012 7:32 pm(0)

How about a good mystery in an agricultural setting?

My attention to the novel was captured with the title - "Dakota" - and the chances of it being a good read were further enhanced by the author - bestselling writer Martha Grimes. It turned out to be an easy reading mystery that I couldn't put down until I reached the end of the book, and the…

January 27, 2012 7:50 pm(0)

Thoughts on another tough winter season

Since the  “double whammy” blizzard at the end of 2010, the snow depths have continued to increase and an extended period of below normal temperatures has settled in over the region. We all may tend to grumble a little about the weather, but we have had tough winters before and we are certai…

February 24, 2011 6:55 am(0)

Crop budgets for 2011 look very positive

The NDSU Extension Service is in the process of introducing their Crop Budgets that have been developed by Extension farm management specialist Andy Swenson for the many cropping districts of North Dakota. And as farmers are being exposed to those budgets at various production meetings aroun…

January 07, 2011 3:27 pm(0)

We have so much to be thankful for in agriculture

During October I had the privilege to again cover many agricultural happenings for our readers, but three things really made a lasting impression on me.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am(0)
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