A Week To Be Thankful

Agweek participated in Pasta Month during October, providing our readers with a crossword puzzle to complete and mail to me. We picked 10 winners from the pool of 60 entries and sent out prize packages with a few different kinds of pasta noodles, a T-shirt, a reusable canvas bag and more. I was pleasantly surprised…
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A Learning Experience

I attended the morning sessions of the Great Plains Land Expo in Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 20 and learned some new things about big bad GMOs. The word is scary and groups that oppose genetic modification of foods have been successful in drumming up panic across the U.S. The term conjures images of petri dishes…
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A Brave Little Toe

I almost lost a toe once. Allow me to explain. My family didn’t farm when I was a kid, but we lived on an old rented farmstead littered with rundown equipment. The country life posed a certain element of danger — like the time I almost broke my elbow when I wedged myself between two…
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A New Project

Starting next week, I’ll be the face of Agweek’s weekly promotional video. And the voice. I’ll get to practice my skills as a TV anchorwoman for about one minute each week, delivering a summary of the coverage my team has compiled for the following Monday’s issue. I’ve never done this before and I’m hoping I…
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A Sign Of The Harvest

“Stupendous,” I thought, as my car thunked over the stray sugar beet lying in the middle of the road on my way to work this morning. Then “Oh perfect,” as I heard my tires fling mud all over the side of my car. It’s sugar beet harvest season. For Grand Forks, N.D., that means roads…
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