What Does It Mean To Work In Acres Not Hours?

In agriculture circles it is not uncommon to see the phrase: “To those that work in acres not hours,” but what does that mean? Farming and ranching is a career known for its long hours…

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Why Our Farm Is Not Organic . . .

Often one of the first questions I am asked when I say I am a 4th generation farmer from Montana is: are you organic? The short answer is no. However, like most things in agriculture,…

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Dear High School Seniors — Consider Careers in Agriculture

As the calendar has turned to May and June all attention has turned towards planting and for the many high school seniors around the country: graduation. This post is an open letter to all high…

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Why is driving a tractor emotionally exhausting?

Over the years driving any farm equipment has gotten easier and easier, especially when they are equipped with guidance systems that drive for us. So why is something that is physically fairly easy emotionally exhausting?…

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Rural and Urban Living Series – Part 1

As the world’s population is increasingly removed from agriculture, the urban/rural divide continues to be an increasingly important topic of conversation. Unfortunately it can often be discussed in a negative light (from both sides). I…

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