Just your average Illinois farm-kid trying to make it as a successful farm-adult.


Women in Ag: The Best Part About My Job

I have the priviledge of working from home on various ag communications projects. I live on a farm right down the road from the "main farm" where I grew up and my parents still live. I get a lot done for work on rainy days because when the weather is nice, you better belive I am taking advantage of it! 


Women in Ag: Easter Brunch Bake (Make It the Night Before!)

Easter is a time for family gatherings in my neck of the woods, and family means FOOD. But who has time to prepare brunch on Easter morning? Not this girl. So, I experimented with a make-ahead brunch bake, and HALLELUJAH! I have found the answer! Put this delicious casserole together the night before, and all you'll have to do on Easter morning is pop it in the oven.
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 8 to 10 slices of bread
  • Enough butter for said bread
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 lb. sausage

Women in Ag: Giving Back Farmer-Style

Last Friday, our local Lion's Club held its annual meat-raffle fund-raiser. We have a typical small-town community that includes a lot of farmers, so of course, the meat raffle is pretty popular! The idea is to raise money for the Lion's Club, which works to help the deaf and blind.
The funny part is how the Lion's Club got all of this meat to raffle off: It was donated by local farmers. 

Women in Ag: Roots

One characteristic that seems to be consistent among farmers is the knowledge and appreciation we all have for our roots. I have never met a farmer who couldn't tell me about 4 or more generations that came before them. I don't think this trait is exclusiv


Women in Ag: Farm Websites

Farm websites can serve a multitude of purposes, but they aren't always necessary. Rosalie Trump, a Women in Ag blogger, is in charge of keeping her family's farm website updated for landowners and family/friends.


Women in Ag: Remembering to be Thankful for Winter

If you live north of the Mason Dixon line or, most recently, on the East Coast, you know that winter just downright stinks sometimes. No one likes the days that it hurts to walk outside, but farmers have more hurdles than simply getting to the car or scraping the windows. Our jobs are outside, and insulated bibs and gloves only help so much.