THIS WOMAN WRITES Blind Obedience
Years ago, a woman proudly described to me what her husband had said about her:
"He said I was very strong-willed," she commented, "and that I needed to be more obedient."
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STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Congratulations on a big anniversary
Sheep fly under the radar, both nationally and in the Upper Midwest. Their numbers have been declining for years, and their wool and meat aren't as popular as they once were.
But there's good reason ... Posted on 1/30/15 at 10:12 AM
FARM BLEAT From one scoop to another
Happy National Agriculture Week! I realize the week is half over, but agriculture production, innovation, research and processing happens every day, everywhere around us.
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This week on AgweekTV, host Tracy Frank will tell viewers about a massive tree planting effort, and what that means for soil conservation. And, we'll have the science behind a better barbeque, from an NDSU meat expert. Also, stay tuned for “shear” talent in action.
Jake Cuperus always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Jill always hoped she would marry a farmer. Luckily, life brought them together.
“Our moms were good friends. I’m a year older than him so I’ve actually known him his entire life.” Jill says. “I went to college at Winona State, and one summer I came back and we worked at a barn together milking cows. The rest is history.”
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but the teenaged brothers smile as they do their chores.
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy.
Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
The National Sheep Improvement Program is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
February 17, 2014
President Barack Obama may not be getting much in the way of positive feedback as it relates to the national economy, but the agricultural industry is. Forbes magazine recently named the Agricultural Heartland as one of five U.S. regions to watch in 2012 — other key regions are: the Energy Belt, the New Foundry, the Technosphere and the Pacific Northwest — highlighting them as poised to flourish economically.
WASHINGTON — A teenage girl who invented a dissolvable sugar packet made from potato starch paper brought her project to the White House Science Fair on Feb. 7, where she was singled out for praise by President Obama.
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