• Steve Strickler Kansas Dairy Farm - Holstein cows

    Steve Strickler: Sustainability on the Dairy Farm and Beyond

    From a young age, we’re all taught to “do what’s right.” However, as we grow up and take on the responsibilities of adulthood, the choice between what’s “right” and what’s “profitable” can become a tricky business.  Not for dairy farmer Steve Strickler. 

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  • McVey Family Kids

    Where Are They Now: Checking In with the McVey Family

    In the four years that have passed since we last spoke with Bradley and Emily McVey, they’ve experienced some big changes on their farm in Wilson County.  

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  • Female farmers in the United States

    Women on the Farm

    We all know women can do any job. But, as in other fields — both literal and figurative — farming is stereotypically seen as a man’s job, even though women have done every type of work people do on farms for centuries.  Let’s dig into women’s work on the farm historically, meet a few...

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  • Luke Bellar

    How Luke Bellar Started as a Young Farmer

    Luke Bellar always wanted to return to his family’s farm after college, but the question was how? With four siblings, many of whom also wanted to return, Luke knew the farm could not support everyone who wanted to come home and farm. He discussed it with his father, who recommended that...

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  • LaVell and Andy Winsor - Winsor Family Farm

    What Sustainability Means at Winsor Family Farm

    There’s a lot more to farming than meets the eye. Farmers work behind the scenes year-round to ensure their crops are produced sustainably and with the best management practices to fit their individual farms. 

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  • Kansas sunrise on the farm - Laura Haffner

    Visit a Farm with Your Favorite Bloggers

    We get it. Being on lockdown — or close to it — is tough. Even without a global pandemic, things like weather, budget or simply being short on time can keep us from having adventures. If you or your family are itching to having fun exploring something new, we have a great way for you to...

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  • Gigstad family portrait

    Cooking Up Something Good in Northeast Kansas

    Just like a good recipe works when different flavors and textures come together in a delicious dish, Jessica Gigstad’s life on a crop farm in Everest, Kansas, works as a beautiful blend of different roles — wife, mother, adventurer, homeschool teacher, local TV show host and blogger....

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  • Kelsey Baker farm family

    Farming, Financing, Exporting: Catching Up with Nu Life Market’s Kelsey Baker

    Kansas has seen many of its farm kids leave for big cities and never look back. Some passionate and dedicated farm kids, however, head back home and use their experiences to plug their rural communities into the global marketplace. Kelsey Baker is one such individual. Kelsey grew up on a...

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  • Little Sammy Jinkins - Farm Dog

    The Life of a Farm Dog

    When you think about farm animals, cows, pigs, or even horses may come to mind. But dogs are also a staple on many farms. Just like city dogs, farm dogs can provide companionship and perform important work like herding and guarding livestock.

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  • Manna Meadows Alpaca Farm

    A Passion for Alpacas

    Late-night infomercials are known for a lot of things — handy kitchen gadgets, miraculous beauty treatments and amazing workout gear. Launching careers in agriculture isn’t typically among them. But that’s exactly what happened for Sharon and Brian Heimes of Manna Meadows in Bonner...

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