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Planning family future full of pitfalls

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Planning is one of the most critical functions of management. Planning decisions can range from the short term of addressing the everyday “fires” of the farm business to long-range planning for retirement, transition and estate planning.

Touching lives one reader at a time

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Years ago, I received a card in the mail from a Farm and Dairy reader, wishing my daughter well. This gentleman had read my column, and said it touched his heart in a way that he could not quite explain.

Matter doesn’t always matter

Thursday, July 6, 2006

A month ago, Fred Kirschenmann, distinguished fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, preached to the preachers of the Northern Plains Conference of the United Church of Christ in Bismarck.

For moms, game face looks like a grimace

Thursday, July 6, 2006

As a mom, there is life B.S. (before sports) and then there is life A.S. (after sports). “Before sports” encompasses that rare span of time that occurs in those blissful seasons before you teach your child to walk and, say, chew gum at the same time.

Presenting The 2006 Cookbook

Thursday, July 6, 2006

It’s here! Farm and Dairy’s latest cookbook is ready to ship. After some procrastination on my part and with lots of assistance from our staff – the new book – Made from Back O’ the Box – is the 11th edition in our cookbook series.

Updated manure management guide available

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Manure management is one of the biggest challenges facing livestock producers today. Manure management issues are complex, involve interactions between animals, soils, plants and humans, and can be highly emotional.

Life goes on, but memories remain

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The lyrics of this song drifted through my head while sorting through drawers of endless stuff which makes up a home.

Dairy self-help program self-delusional

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Three years ago come July 1, 70 percent or so of American dairy farmers began taxing themselves to fund a program the industry dubbed Cooperatives Working Together, or CWT.

Diving into pool assembly is drowning experience

Thursday, June 29, 2006

If it has been a lifelong dream of yours to spend untold steamy summer hours peeling sticky vinyl off every inch of your exposed flesh then you should definitely get yourself an enormous inflatable pool.

High-End Hype

Thursday, June 29, 2006

“Pimp My Grill” reads a New York Times headline that grabbed my attention. What’s that about? I’ve heard my teens using the new “pimpin'” slang.

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