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September 11, 2018

In 1948, Carrol and Vera Danner, my great-grandparents, brought their farming operation from western Illinois to West Liberty, Iowa, to the very farm that I grew up on. My great-grandpa Carrol built the house I grew up in as a child.

My great-grandpa’s house remains, but is surrounded by many new bui...

October 4, 2017

 I have spent this past week in Redfield, South Dakota, the pheasant capital of USA for the region 5 soil judging contest. At this contest we compete against teams from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa State, Minnesota and The University of Missouri. I have already seen so many amazing things and learne...

October 2, 2017

I spent 18 years of my life in the West – the first three in Arizona and the following 15 in Colorado. But it wasn’t until I spent 3 years living in the Midwestern states of Kansas and Missouri that taught me what it really meant to be from the “Wild, Wild West.”

Let me start by clarifying: Colorado...

September 27, 2017

In vitro fertilization, or also known as IVF,  is a recently created advanced reproduction technique in order to take more than one oocyte out of the cow's ovaries so that the breeder may fertilize multiple eggs.  Eggs from the donor cow are then fertilized in a Petri dish and inserted into the reci...

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