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A couple of months ago, I had an amazing opportunity. On a beautiful February morning I got up early and headed to Ford Field. For those of you unfamiliar with what Ford Field is, it is where the Detroit Lions play. What was unique about this event is: It was a dairy event. I was attending the Fuel Up To Play 60 Rally for School Health.

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I am an avid podcast listener. I listen to podcasts on all subjects ranging from agriculture to true crime to politics to science and everything in between. On one of my agricultural podcasts this week, they started mentioning the farm bill. Two senators were discussing how it is time to start putting our plans together.

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Retained placentas can be terribly frustrating. Not only can they open the door to a host of secondary disorders, but you just never know if one is a fluke or if you are heading for a transition cow train wreck.

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On the farm, kids have endless opportunities to be hands-on and involved from a very young age. Farm kids grow up to be responsible, capable individuals, and often are mature beyond their years.

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As we make our journey through our blessed lives, we all experience various seasons of life. No matter what season of life you are in, we all experience challenges mixed with great joy. Recently, I have found that embracing my season of life is the key to my day-to-day endurance and survival.

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“I don’t have the time for that,” is a common phrase I hear when encouraging fellow farmers to get involved with professional organizations. There is always an excuse about the busyness of farming and life that seems to trump professional organizations. An excuse is just that – an excuse. I would like to share with you a few reasons why you can’t afford to not be involved with professional organizations.

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