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We Aren’t Bad Farmers If We Use Pesticides

We Aren’t Bad Farmers If We Use Pesticides

Originally posted on Facebook Yes, we use pesticides on our farm. I’m not shy or scared to tell you that. This canola crop has been sprayed with RoundUp.I get it too. It sounds scary to say the least. Activists have done a very good job at painting a frightening...

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What Does Agriculture Mean to Me?

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...

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What I Know Now: Advice To My Younger Self Ag Edition

What I Know Now: Advice To My Younger Self Ag Edition

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self? Over the last couple of years, I’ve read a few books and articles about what that one piece of advice would be for others, and it got me thinking. What would those in our industry have to say?...

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What Are Your Life Non-Negotiables?

What Are Your Life Non-Negotiables?

Last week at the #One18 conference, Dr. Mark Lyons, President of Alltech spoke about his late father and founder of Alltech, Dr. Pearse Lyons and how he was a champion of sustainability, brewing, nutrition and innovation. He shared a list of what his non-negotiables...

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The Sentence My Dad Said That Changed My View of Farming

The Sentence My Dad Said That Changed My View of Farming

Huddled around the kitchen table on this cold, snowy morning, our farm family is making plans. Not warm holiday plans or upcoming spring seeding plans but harvest plans. Harvest plans that have changed countless of times because we’re trying to do everything we can...

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Why we should stop saying “committed suicide.”

Why we should stop saying “committed suicide.”

Conversations about suicide are never easy. It can be incredibly hard to know whether to speak up to someone you’re worried about. If you think someone is considering suicide, you may also feel confused and scared about what to do next. But, there is one simple thing...

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How do you define empathy?

How do you define empathy?

Empathy.⁣ ⁣ I used to think empathy was a weakness.⁣ And that empathy meant agreeing.⁣ Empathy meant sympathy.⁣ ⁣ To be honest, I wasn’t a very empathetic person either.⁣ ⁣ It wasn’t until I saw my husband have a panic attack right in front of me and held on to him to...

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I’m Lesley

My hope is by telling my farm story, I can help bridge the gap between those involved and not involved in agriculture as we both can learn from one another. Connect with me or follow me on social to learn more about agriculture and our farm.

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