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March 27, 2017

Bike Bribery

I bribed Copeland to ride the strider bike. But I ran out of bribes when it came to taking a picture and smiling . I can’t get him to smile in any pictures now since he’s almost two. It might not look like it but we sure are enjoying the spring weather and counting down …

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March 21, 2017

Texas Wildfires: Shark Farmer Podcast

Please listen to the interview below and share with your family and friends. Texas Rancher, Trent Candra was interviewed on Rob Sharkey‘s podcast (aka – The Shark Farmer) about the wildfires in the US and he explains his firsthand account of what he and his family have gone through. “There are no words that can …

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February 15, 2017

What Does Agriculture Mean to Me?

It’s dirt. It’s blood. It’s tears and sweat. It’s dirty hands and long days and nights. It’s disease. It’s death and then it’s life. It’s beautiful. It’s the feel of crisp air in the morning, the smell of fresh dirt in the spring and canola blooms in the summer. It’s driving down the road in …

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October 28, 2016

An Open Letter to my Future Farmers About How to Treat Women

An open letter to my future farmers, Jennings (4) and Copeland (1), I know you want to be farmers or a part of this industry when you grow up so I’d like to share with you a bit about my story and that you can make a big difference. I love you too much to …

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September 8, 2016

We Call Her Gus

Let me introduce one of the members of our team. We call her Gus. She’s named after her previous owner. She isn’t pretty but she helps get the job done, for the last 20 or so harvests. You can tell which field is ours when you drive by because she’ll be there. She’s reliable. She’s …

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September 4, 2016

Move Aside: It’s My Turn To Drive

I always put my kids first. As a mom, it’s what we do without even thinking. They’ll be dressed like they should be going to church and I’ll have barely brushed my teeth. They’ll have ate and had their nightly bath and I’ll forget if I even had breakfast. They’ll be in every picture and …

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August 30, 2016

The Little Red Wagon

I think every farm has that little red wagon. This one still has some life in her, even after 30 years. To some, they may see just a toy. But it represents so much more: Multiple generations… Smiles Laughs Sibling throat punches Tears and tumbles Preservation Hard working Can get through the little bumps and …

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August 27, 2016

City Girl but Country Heart

My family and I’s situation is a bit different than some farm families. We don’t live on the farm. We actually live far away. My hubby, boys and I live in Regina because of my ag marketing career, which I love. But our farm is 2 hours north of the city which makes things a …

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August 10, 2016

What’s behind our son’s name: Copeland?

My farmer and I have two boys: Jennings, 4 and Copeland, 1. Jennings, who has farming in his blood is methodical, analytical, empathetic, and kind hearted. Copeland is curious, rambunctious, driven and determined. We’ve gotten asked a few times how we came up with Copeland as a name. When I was about six months pregnant, …

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August 2, 2016

Going Back to Work: Today is an Amazing Day

Originally posted on Facebook Today is a bittersweet day. After almost a year and a half of spending each day with my boys, I’m returning to work. A part of me is excited. I get to see so many people that I’ve missed. I get to roll up my sleeves and get re-immersed in marketing, …

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