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August 30, 2013 For a minute there I was super glad that I was super busy Wednesday afternoon. Then Steve sprang some unexpected news on me, regarding the Thursday morning milking. more »»

From the Farm: Signals of summer's end

August 23, 2013 The end of summer is just around the corner to my house. Things start happening that notify me that we are near the last hurrah of summer. more »»

From the Farm: Beauty before intelligence

August 16, 2013 I always tell Steve and our boys that I do some of my best work around three in the morning. Apparently, I also do some of my worst work early in the morning as well. more »»

From the Farm: Points in time

August 2, 2013 I married a Hoffman. I married the Hoffman that just happened to be the one that was going to continue the family tradition of milking cows on the home far. more »»

From the Farm: Singing and dying

July 26, 2013 We have a Sunday morning ritual. Deviate from that ritual and our entire day would be off kilter. Kind of like when you do any weekday morning routine out of order. more »»

From the Farm: Ahhh... relaxation

July 11, 2013 We just closed another chapter in our vacation books for this summer. It was another great vacation with many new stories to be shared, and also some traditions that carry on. more »»

From the Farm: Dairy production employees really make a difference

July 5, 2013 For years and years I complained about having to bale hay in the blasted heat of summer. This was all worth the space it took up in my column over the years because I was miserabl. more »»

From the Farm: It's hard to stand by

June 28, 2013 It has always been a dream of Steve and mine to have one, or both, of our boys come back to farm. more »»

China trip an eye-opener for SDSU ag students

June 28, 2013 Editor’s note: A group of ag students from South Dakota State University recently took a study tour to China. This is their report. BROOKINGS, S.D. more »»

Hail evaluation clinic Friday

June 20, 2013 SANBORN — University of Minnesota Extension Agronomists Seth Naeve and Jeff Coulter as well as IPM Specialist, Bruce Potter will answer questions on managing crops damaged by the June 18 storm that... more »»

From the Farm: June is Dairy Month

June 14, 2013 Once again, it’s June, and that it’s still my favorite time of year. First and foremost, my birthday is this month and it’s also June Dairy Month. more »»

From the Farm: Realizing I need an outlet

June 7, 2013 I was having another one of my panic attacks, which explains why every other soul that lives in this house was missing. (I can’t blame them. I do turn into a bear when I have a million things to d. more »»

From the Farm: Peace, tranquility, chaos

May 24, 2013 Well, it was supposed to be a nice relaxing day out in the woods hunting for the elusive morel mushroom. It started out with the warm sun shining on my back and the dogs chasing bunny rabbit. more »»

If you have it, use it

May 17, 2013 I am beginning to think that spring may have actually arrived. Knock on wood. I hate to jinx the idea that spring is actually hanging around. more »»

From the Farm: Quality Time

May 9, 2013 Apparently, my husband’s idea of quality time spent together is checking field conditions with his wif. more »»

Your Farm Business: A delayed planting season

May 9, 2013 What a difference a year makes! The 2012 planting season was one of the earliest ever. more »»

Dairy producers, are you prepaparing for your retirement?

May 3, 2013 You will not find a group of people more dedicated to their careers than dairy producer. more »»

Signs of spring are a fallacy

May 3, 2013 There are probably a million ways people have of predicting when spring finally arrives. Not that it matters much; this year spring has proven all those old adages to be a saturated “tissue of lie. more »»

Custom Farming Agreements

April 26, 2013 From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College An alternative to leasing farmland is a “Custom Farming Agreement. more »»

Twenty years and counting

April 26, 2013 The older I get the faster time seems to slip between my wrinkling fingers. I cannot believe Wednesday marked Steve and my 20th wedding anniversary. more »»



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