In Disguise

It’s easy to write about good news. Even for an optimist like me, it’s not that hard to write about bad news. In good or bad, there’s often a dramatic story to tell. What’s hard to write about? So-so news that’s neither good nor bad. It just is. It’s been a month...

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...

Not there yet

We were bringing a little preschool friend out to our house for the afternoon. She was a town kid and about every three miles, she’d ask, “Are we ALMOST there?” Turns out 12 miles is a really long way when there’s the anticipation of a playdate. But I get it. I like...

Nice little marketing program you’ve got there

“We’re supposed to dress like we’re going to a farm.” My son was convinced that a regular t-shirt and jeans wouldn’t do for his 2nd grade field trip last spring. They were headed to a local farm to do everything from a pasture walk to a tractor ride to learning to...

Every number has a story: .53

Decades of data from Certified Angus Beef ® brand licensed packers show a typical pen-average fat thickness for finished cattle of 0.53 inch, with a range in those averages of less than .25 to more than 1 inch. Although 0.4 was long considered the target, data across...