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MidwesternJune
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Putting it in perspective

Data, context and “compared to what?”

“You know, a dredge ditch…” I was explaining the Minnesota farm I grew up on and I was met with blank stares from some of my South Dakota State University classmates. “…where you drain water off the field,” I continued. They looked dumbfounded, and I was equally as puzzled. Then one spoke up, asking why […]

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Voran12
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Dreamers and doers

Voran family knows wishing wells run dry

If you could have one wish, any wish, what would it be? More resources, greater assets, the best genetics or something else? My recent time back in Kansas reminded me that everyone works with what they have. It’s fun to dream, but at the end of the day some factors won’t change overnight. Progress requires […]

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Smiles, Success

By the end of the day, my cheeks hurt from laughing. Normally it’s my feet that hurt after a ranch visit, not my face. I didn’t know what to expect on my first visit to a Canadian ranch. I sure didn’t expect to smile so much and leave with a sunburn. What I did find […]

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Living their story

The Bledsoes rely on consistent suppliers to raise consistent cattle

Meet Lucile: She’s 96 and flies a Beechcraft. Then there’s her son Bob, who started digging up dinosaur bones on their ranch as a relaxing hobby. Bob’s son Grant fly fishes in Alaska. When I visited the Bledsoe family near Wray, Colorado, last week, it was a bit like reading a page-turner. With each question, […]

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A Heritage of Quality

Learning to care about quality from five generations before him

The first thing we talked about was how dry the winter had been. It was mid-April and the Kansas prairie didn’t look a day after January. Andy Larson’s cows were out on pasture near Green, Kan., but still being supplemented as, ironically, there was very little green grass in sight. While it was too early […]

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