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Quips and quirks of personality are what make us individuals and not breathing robots. (Some even say I have a few of my own.) What’s more interesting than the quips and quirks is how an individual came by them. I met Leo Ritthaler in the late ’70s or early ’80s.

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I’m a sucker for a good Christmas story – not the Hallmark movie kind, but a feel good, “makes me want to do better” Christmas tale. That’s why I like George Mason’s story – a story I read years ago.

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We’re pleased to introduce Joy Hendrix, a new editor at Progressive Forage, who will be helping Managing Editor Lynn Jaynes with many editorial responsibilities. Lynn isn’t going anywhere, and she’ll be back in this space next month as usual (she’s just excited she’ll get a day off now and then). Feel free to reach out to Joy or Lynn with your magazine comments.

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Last month, I attended World Dairy Expo (WDE) in Madison, Wisconsin, for the first time. After three days at the show, here are five things I think every first-timer should experience.

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This blog was named “Farming outside Eden” for a couple different reasons. The first is a nod to the place our farm calls home. We are located a little way outside of the town of Eden, Idaho. Unlike its biblical namesake, Eden, Idaho it is not overflowing in lush greenery or spontaneous fruit trees.

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During British rule of colonial India, venomous cobras around Delhi became a problem – there were too many. Attempting to decrease numbers, local authorities began paying a bounty for dead cobras.

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