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A few years ago, my husband and I made a rodeo swing through Idaho that involved starting on the southern end of the state then traveling most of the night to the northern end.

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One of the downsides of being a published author is social media. As in, I’m expected to show my face there and shamelessly promote my book. I can handle Twitter; it has ways to filter and sort what you see when you scroll through your news feed.

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As spectacular as the past summer was for the cattlemen in our area, it was equally disastrous for the farmers. Their crops suffered from smut and sawflies, hail that knocked down wheat and barley, and excessive rain late in the season that made kernels sprout right in the heads.

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Leadership – the word conjures all kinds of thoughts and descriptive phrases. Courageous, bold, outspoken, strong, resilient, honest … the list goes on and on. At times it seems that leadership roles in our fields of agriculture have noticeable voids. A major reason is that leadership also requires time and sacrifice.

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Yesterday was a 50-50 day. No, I don't mean it was a so-so kind of day.

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In today’s information society, words have a power like never before to give perspective and change perceptions. Unfortunately, we in agriculture have not been very active in making sure the non-farming public (our customers) understands the meaning of the words we use to describe our operations.

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