Baby calves and 3 tips for getting necessary vitamins

There is nothing more exciting when I get to see a new baby be born on the farm. It is even more fun around a holiday like Christmas! This week, my grandpa's cow had a newborn calf. As I grew up, I would often help in the labor process, whether it was to calm the … Continue reading Baby calves and 3 tips for getting necessary vitamins

Balance your food and apple pie

We constantly see information about balancing life with health and happiness. It's true. In this apple pie recipe, you'll learn a bit more about my balance and also how to still enjoy some tasty fall flavors.

The adult capstone: harvest 2016

You have probably seen a lot of dust and smoke billowing into the air as you travel along rural roads. You might have also seen blinking lights on large, slow equipment heading down the road that is not quite wide enough for everyone. I know, you've got a full schedule and many things to worry … Continue reading The adult capstone: harvest 2016

Meat-filled Monday with beef

It was never difficult to find beef for meal options growing up. Not only did my family raise our own beef cattle [and still do], but we would often use our own cuts of meat to create home-cooked recipes for my mom, dad, sister and me. Beef was a staple item in my diet growing … Continue reading Meat-filled Monday with beef

Today’s food, tomorrow’s future — National Ag Day 2016

Just a few years ago, I spent my first National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., talking to legislative assistants and congressional representatives about agricultural policy. I have returned two times during this week to not only share my ag story from my family farm in Ohio, but also to network and learn from those whose … Continue reading Today’s food, tomorrow’s future — National Ag Day 2016

My week, your week, National Ag Week!

Believe it or not, we have reached the middle of March! Spring is in the air and the seasons are shifting to much more tolerable weather... I know for me, anyway! Not only is weather changing, but outside activities and priorities are also.This upcoming week, it is time to celebrate the integral industry for you, … Continue reading My week, your week, National Ag Week!

Marketing is a first-world issue. Let’s change that.

The plethora of my college experience was in marketing and communications. Just a few years ago, I was in love with strategizing and developing campaigns to drive markets, meet consumer demand and ultimately, make more sales and impact the economy.Now, I despise it.Our world has become one of extraordinary misinformation. Superficial needs raise above those … Continue reading Marketing is a first-world issue. Let’s change that.

When in doubt, Try Wine!

How often do you get the opportunity to taste high class, top quality wines from around the globe, with the push of a button and swipe of a card? Not many for me. Last week, I was blessed to do so.I love wine. I have always been intrigued by viticulture and the science behind it. … Continue reading When in doubt, Try Wine!