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A couple of years ago, we were anticipating a rather bland Christmas. I believe it was the first year after the youngest of the kids had left the house after his graduation from high school, so I guess that officially made my wife and me empty nesters.

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It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing this column for Progressive Forage for three years. When I heard the magazine was looking for someone to write about vintage tractors and old hay machines, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

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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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