Meet Your Farmer-Jill Burkhardt

Hi! I’m Jill Burkhardt. I don’t know how many generations back in my family have been farmers, but there have been many. I have always been around agriculture, it’s all I’ve ever known. When I was a young child, in Illinois, my dad worked for farmers (mainly hog and crop farmers) and we lived on […]

Best Buttermilk Biscuits Ever (and easiest!)

Print Best Buttermilk Biscuits ever! (and easiest!) Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 16 I love biscuits, but hate the mess of homemade biscuits. This recipe is a game changer! These are the ultimate buttermilk biscuits and are a family favorite. Instead of using the time consuming and […]

Featured recipe: Cheesy Turkey Hash

Fall is now in full swing and I’m trying to get my family back on a schedule of sorts with school, piano lessons, after school activities, and the like. I know for many farm families out there, late fall still means harvest, which makes juggling school, church, sports, and other activities even more challenging. That’s why I’m […]

Know Your Farmer: Terryn Drieling

Hi! I’m Terryn. I grew up on a small feed yard in northeast Nebraska, where my family has been feeding beef cattle for more than forty years. My grandparents managed the feed yard and owned their own small herd of registered Simmental cattle. They retired in the early 90’s and my uncle took over the post as […]

Featured recipe: Sicilian Turkey Stromboli

I am really, really liking this recipe for Sicilian Turkey Stromboli. The ingredient list is quite simple and the stromboli is super tasty – a win win. A secret ingredient? I think it’s due in large part to the Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast that I picked up in the deli section of my supermarket. I can’t begin […]

Second Look – Be curious, not judgemental

I remember it vividly, but how could I forget? With my eyes focused forward, I carried my youngest daughter under my arm like a sack of potatoes. From the dairy aisle of the grocery store to our car parked at the far, end of the lot, we stood out. I ignored all onlookers’ and gawkers’ stares […]

Where to draw the line with farm kids and safe risk-taking

The following post was first published in the Kearney (Neb.) Hub and appears here by permission. Farm kids have unique opportunities to learn the value of hard work and a job well done with equipment or animals that many of their peers have never seen. The risks of living on a farm are different than […]

Perception quiz: What does a farmer look like?

When an image of a farmer comes to mind, what characteristics do you notice? We’ve collected a list of individuals from across the web and we want you to tell us which resemble farmers. Grab a pen or pencil, a piece of paper and number the paper 1-16. Place a Y if you believe the […]

Team Dinners, Cow Bells and The Hometown Team

Clinton, Maine is the type of place where the dairy cows outnumber the people by a long shot and it’s also the type of place where hometown pride makes even a long shot a formidable wild card.

Cheesy Buffalo Turkey Dip

One of my goals in life is to showcase turkey in new, fun, and delicious ways. I mean, I love the Thanksgiving meal as much as the next person – roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries. It’s all fabulous. However, if you’re like me, you may not be feeling that kind of meal all the […]