Special teachers

Our mailbox has been flooded with graduation announcements this spring. We are in the season of life where many friends have students graduating from...

Keeping things the same

If someone were to ask my wife to describe me using just one word, she would most likely use the word… boring. I prefer...
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The importance of beef

Why is the beef industry important in the Ozarks? Because it’s pretty much the bread and butter, or the brisket and steak, of our...

Don’t judge the judge

It’s that time of year, again, when livestock shows start gearing up, all over the Midwest. It will begin with jackpot shows right now,...
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Supporting Youth in our Communities

I made a delivery to a friend’s neighborhood out near our farm recently. I could not help but notice her neighbor’s beautiful pink tulips...

Every day is Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, marking the 52nd anniversary of the “environmental movement” and encouraging people to think of ways to go “green.” There...

The trusted comforter

Most farmers who raise livestock have had a newborn animal inside their house at one time or another. For those of us who calve,...

Rural living

Is it spring yet? I have been busy working on a project for several months. This project had me on the road in southern...

Remembering Dad and Coffee From a Saucer

Research tells us the average American commuter, on their way to work each day, passes by 14 locations from which they could purchase coffee....
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The Days and Weeks to Come

Since I have been at Ozarks Farm & Neighbor, I try very hard to be a cheerleader for agriculture. I want farmers and ranchers...
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