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Women in Agriculture

Celebrating Women in Agriculture: Jen, Jodi, & Tracy

Celebrating Women in Agriculture

One of the the inevitable truths about blogging and sharing your life in such a public forum is that you will always have critics. There will be people that disagree with you and there will be people who plain don’t like you. The fact that I openly and honestly tell my own story here on this blog often leads to criticism of my life, my marriage, what I do on and off the farm, etc. Luckily, I’ve learned to accept…

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Farming Love Story & Marriage

Dear Ladies Vying for the Heart of Prince Farming…

Dear Ladies Vying for the Heart of Prince Farming

I will be honest I haven’t fallen into the trap of watching this season’s The Bachelor. In case you’ve been under a rock, this season’s Bachelor has the Ag community on fire. Chris Soules from Iowa, cleverly referred to as Prince Farming, has joined this reality TV show to find love. What I have been following are the many commentaries made regarding the show. From blog posts to Facebook posts, many are totally on board. Lots are skeptical about how…

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Farming Love Story & Marriage

Dear New Farm Wife

Dear New Farm Wife

Are you dating a farmer? Having thoughts that you may not make it as a farm wife? Not sure if marrying a farmer is for you? This one is for you. All of you who may be doubting this life. You are not alone. Even the most seasoned of farm wives experience doubt, isolation, and periods where we just want to give up. I went on my Facebook and posed a question…  If you could give a new farm wife…

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Farming Harvest Love Story & Marriage Planting

Realities of Being a Farm Wife

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It doesn’t matter where you go, there are certain realities that all farm wives face on a seasonal basis. Some of them are easier to deal with than others. Some of them may not be as big of a deal to some. The fact is many of these things are realities for farm wives across the country.    There will be times you just have to say NO. Weddings, conferences, social events. There’s certain times of the year you simply…

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Crop Protection Farming

What Are Pesticides?

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Often times when people talk about using chemicals on the farm, they use the word “pesticides”. To people outside of Agriculture, pesticides tends to be the lump all category for any and all chemical compound we spray on our crops. And honestly, that is far from the truth. We don’t have a jug labeled “pesticides” that goes on anything and everything. In agriculture, we call any sort of chemical we use on the farm, crop protection products.  The truth about…

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Farming Love Story & Marriage North Dakota

10 Ways Marrying a Farmer Will Change Your Life…

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When I fell in love with my (NOW) husband, I never imagined what our life would look like on a day to day basis. I had an idea it would be hard, I’d be spending a lot of time alone, and that it was bound to be unpredictable. Being married is a feat in and of itself, being married to a farmer adds a whole other layer.  There is no denying the fact that our relationship is an adventure. Just…

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Agriculture Advocacy Social Media

Agvocating Through the White Noise

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Agriculture is an industry unlike any other. It has this power to ignite a passion in people from all walks of life. There’s something so personal about agriculture and something that connects with us on a deeper level than most industries. Social media has allowed agriculture to connect with people who are hundreds of miles away from farms and ranches. It allows the general public a firsthand look into the agriculture world. Social media also connects people within the industry.…

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Agriculture Advocacy Social Media

Never Stop Sharing…

When I first started blogging, I felt like no one was listening. It was like I was up on stage and all I could hear was crickets. Not even my mom was reading my blog because well, she wasn’t even online then. But I didn’t give up. I kept writing, I kept sharing, I kept being honest, I kept being myself. My one year blogging anniversary passed and I couldn’t believe how far I’d come in that amount of time.…

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Love Story & Marriage

So God Brought Me Mark…

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Although I wasn’t looking, God knew I needed a man in my life. He knew I needed someone who was a whole person, someone who was confident, someone who could sincerely appreciate me. And all the things that I do. He knew I needed someone who would be my partner in life, stand next to me, defend me if the need be. Someone who could pick me up when I was down or be the first to apologize because he knows…

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Why Do Farmers Check Fields…?

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This last weekend, my farmer’s pickup pulled into the driveway on a Sunday afternoon. Unannounced to me, he flew in the house and asked if I wanted to go check fields with him. Immediately this made my heart swell because he knows: a. how much I love being with him, b. how much I love to get out and explore with my camera, and c. I, too, like to keep progress on how our crops are doing! So I threw…

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