The Code

The Code

At the Table The code by Nicole Erceg May 20, 2020 ​Have you ever walked into a building and wondered about the engineer? Who verified that each beam sits right where it’s supposed to? Was he the details type of guy that checked everything to be sure gravity or a...

Time tested

We’ve dubbed it the “smiling house.” On my family’s regular route through the Sandhills, there’s a lonely old place, rain and time have left the wood devoid of color. Yet, with its classic, square farmhouse design—and a little imagination—its two upstairs windows make...

Doctor’s orders

As a kid my family went on two trips a year. One to visit relatives up north (this one, not even a guarantee), the other to the Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention. What may have been work for my parents was vacation for us kids. We swam, we...

More than a logo

I wasn’t around for the first pound sold. A decade away from walking this earth, October 18, 1978 came and went. I try to think back to when I first learned what the Certified Angus Beef ® brand was, where and how I came to know the meaning behind those words and...

As big as a barn

Nebraska history books talk about it, barn aficionados know about it, and for something like 75 years, the 18-sided barn that stood along the Niobrara River sat on land that my in-laws now operate near Butte, Neb. It was originally built by a local who had a contract...

These doctors have a new prescription

A dozen years ago when my husband got his master’s degree in agronomy, he was doing work in precision ag. Looking for ways to reduce phosphorus runoff from manure application, he applied it at varying depths. Yield monitors, grid soil sampling and GPS guidance helped...