WRITING

LEGACIES // An author's note

“The word ‘legacy’ resonated immediately. I scribbled it on top of the first outline I made for this, the Montana Farm Bureau...

The trade-off

"So... what’s the trade-off?" I asked. "You give up a widely accepted, profitable practice to do a new thing. There must be sacrifice. Do...

Filling the bread box

I’ve missed wheat harvest in Nebraska the past few years. Riding along with Herbie Husker on the side of the Case IH red combine. Sinking...

A passion for agriculture

Sorting a livestock class is easy. Just put the good ones up, the bad ones down. Then, be ready to back it up; talk tough. But sorting...

'One live, two dead, one just born.'

F.S. Cooley's writing is full paternal wisdom. “Uncle Sam” Hampton’s words progress with a contagious enthusiasm. Even business letters...

'Worth the squeeze'

Used cars. Potential dates. Bred heifers. A prudent shopper for any of the above is wise to wonder: How well were they cared for before I...

Just breathe.

He's keeping pace beside me. My childhood playmate's dad; our middle school track coach. He's in wind pants instead of his traditional...

Taking care of the money makers

In the Highwood Mountains, quality-driven cows are at the top of a supply chain that can quickly snowball. "It can be tough on the...

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