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Sometimes farm kids look at things totally different than other people do. Such is the case in what happened many years ago in my Sunday school classroom when I was a small child.

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance gained insights at the 2019 Animal Rights National Conference that will help enable everyone in animal agriculture to protect their livelihood. Speakers from various animal rights organizations shared examples of their work and plans for upcoming strategies and tactics. Animal rights extremists are becoming increasingly aggressive in their efforts to end animal agriculture, so it is more important than ever to be proactive and prepared.

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Raising healthy, strong calves is no easy task. It takes time, patience, good nutrition and plenty of knowledge. I asked my followers on social media what their favorite tips and tricks were when it came to caring for calves.

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Just outside of Clovis, New Mexico, is a “lighthouse in the desert.” While not an actual lighthouse, it serves as a beacon of hope and service in eastern New Mexico for those in need. 

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Growth in export markets has long been lauded as the measure of success in American agriculture. Last year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue credited exports for being a “major driver of the rural economy, generating 20 percent of U.S. farm income and supporting more than a million U.S. jobs.”

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As I typed the title to this blog, I could actually see Tim Gunn from Project Runway nodding his approval. Make it work. As farmers, we’re pretty inventive. I’ve never met a farmer who couldn’t make something out of nothing to finish a milking or to be able to make the last round in a field. We’ve become MacGyvers when it comes to the quick fix just to get the job done.

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