Looking for ways to be more self-sufficient next year? Here are 5 things that newcomers to the world of a more rural lifestyle can add to their list of new years resolutions.
We love to support youth agricultural programs and love it twice as much when it's our own co-workers children. Below is a story written by Austin, son of Brenda, a fellow employee. He talks about showing his animals as well as showing along side his older sister. Thanks to Austin for sharing his story and photos!
Kids and the County Fair have long been a tradition. Many of us that grew up showing livestock in 4-H or FFA forget that parents had to be willing to give of their time and money to get us there. Following is a story by co-worker Chrissy and her families beginning of the next generation of livestock showman.
A 4-H calf project teaches youngsters responsibility in many areas including feeding, grooming, training and marketing. Below you will read a heartwarming story written by Emma Bright the 10 year old daughter of Shannon and Scott Bright. Shannon just happens to be an employee here at the home office. Emma's story brings back memories and will have you smiling as you read.
From time to time we will publish stories here that have a personal and local flavor. 4-H and FFA are near and dear to our hearts since many of our employees grew up belonging to these organizations. We learned life skills that have made us who we are today.