It’s amazing how food really connects us. Families pass recipes down from generation to generation like jewels. Certain foods remind us of loved ones or of places or special times in our lives. Food is more than just sustenance; it’s a way to remember family. What do you do when someone has lost a family member? You bring food because it shows you care.
One food that bonds my extended family together is apples. A few years ago, my dad’s first cousin, John Foust, passed away unexpectedly. He was a CPA with a law degree, but he never lost his passion for his ag roots.
These conferences scheduled for early 2017 offer learning experiences and the chance to get to know other women in ag.
We’ve all had moments when we cry in desperation, “What else can possibly go wrong?” Fate often steps in to answer our question and reminds us who’s in charge. (Hint: It isn’t us.)
Most of the time, we just need to remember that things could be worse. Counting our blessings can help put things in perspective and may mean the difference between a momentary meltdown and a full-on anxiety attack.
If you’ve ever been part of a school district consolidation effort, you’ve seen parties on both sides fight to keep their school’s identity alive. As passionate as people are about their alma maters, it’s nothing compared with what happens when churches try to merge. Despite the strong aversion to change, however, resistance may be futile.
See Thanksgiving through the eyes of our subscribers in the early 1900s.
Can blogging and posting on social media change the public’s mind about ag?
See how two members of Successful Farming's Women in Agriculture Facebook group found friendship and went into business together.
The information superhighway may have been repaved, but have the travelers changed?
School district consolidation can leave communities hurt, angry, and waiting for cost savings that may not materialize.
Students in Hamburg, Iowa, are building a farm outside the elementary school, taking pride in their hard work and their town.