Home Grown

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Summer is one of my favorite seasons (not that I have many to choose from!) for a number of reasons. I enjoy sitting in my new rocking chair on the front porch at dusk, watching for deer and turkey to walk through the yard. I love going to the lake and letting the kids play on the beach. I love …

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Give A Man A Fish…Give A Child A Book…

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: You probably have heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” As my sister-in-law and I put up our third Little Free Library, that was the thought that went through my head. Only my thinking went something …

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It’s a bird. No, it IS a plane!

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As I was driving home from my morning childcare drop-off routine, I snapped this picture of a crop duster flying right next to me. I’ve probably seen a thousand of them, but each time one is this close, a sense of thrill runs through my blood and I can understand why children are enthralled with planes. I will recount a …

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2014 Pre-Harvest Prep

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It wasn’t long ago the focus was on getting the crops planted, fertilized, and sprayed. Hopefully the hard work is paying off and yields are looking good for the fall. With cost of inputs remaining high and a dip in most crop prices, it is very crucial to know what practices were successful and which did not have a good …

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Keep Manhattan, Just Give Me That Countryside!

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: As I was walking this morning – yep, I lost my walking partner to an injury – I was writing stories in my head. There wasn’t much else I could do because the fog was so dense I could barely see where I was going. It was one of those heavy gray curtain fogs that opened …

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The Tunnel Walk

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: If you are a Nebraska football fan, or even if you aren’t, you probably have heard of the Nebraska Cornhusker Tunnel Walk. It really is quite an amazing sight – seeing the “sea of red” and everyone pumped for a Husker football game. Well, Dan and I now have our own personal little tunnel walk. Whichever …

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Ag Leader at InfoAg Conference

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July 29-31, growers, crop consultants and other industry representatives will be able to find Ag Leader experts at the InfoAg Conference at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. On Thursday at 10 a.m., Luke James, Ag Leader Software Sales Manager, will be presenting a session on AgFiniti, Ag Leader’s new cloud-based platform. The event is free to all attendees. Listen …

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Meet the Grandparents

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I took the first “AgWalk” on June 22, 2010. Since then, we’ve walked 246 times. I honestly can’t believe I’ve found that much to write about, but just like the weather, every day changes and is a new day with something new to share with our readers. As most of you know, my Aunt Jeanette has joined in the fun …

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Ag Leader at InfoAg Conference

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July 29-31, growers, crop consultants and other industry representatives will be able to find Ag Leader experts at the InfoAg Conference at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. This show is a premier conference for attendees to hear about a wide range of topics on technology applications and data management and interpretation. Luke James, Ag Leader Software Sales Manager, gives …

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Morning Guest

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Throughout my life, I’ve lived in Brock, Neb., Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Denver, Colo., and now Cambridge, Neb. When my mother came to visit the other day, she asked me: “If you could choose living in the city, or living where you are now, which would you honestly pick?” My answer? Right where I am. Hands down. Here’s a …

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