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December 1, 2019
Schlecht: Never surrender when farm times are tough
MEDINA, N.D. — I got a call from my husband the other day in which he said some words I’m pretty sure he had never said in that combination...
December 1, 2019 - 5:49pm
August 2, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Can you find balance on a family farm?
“Grandma and Grandpa, can you come see us?” It was such an innocent question from the mouth of my 3-year-old daughter while she video-chatted...
August 2, 2019 - 6:00am
July 19, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Friendship can bridge the rural-urban gap
When my husband and I purchased our first home together, I was excited to start planting a garden in the backyard. My friend Crystal Reid was...
July 19, 2019 - 6:00am
The Sorting Pen: Learning the ag history of the region through biography
Years ago, after I had devoured normal first-grade reading offerings, my mom suggested I might enjoy Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House”...
June 19, 2019 - 6:00am
June 5, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Don’t dump your junk in the country
When you’re out driving around, looking for stories in yet-to-be-planted fields, there are things you expect to see. Tractors, maybe. Farmers....
June 5, 2019 - 6:00am
May 24, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Be thankful for the earlier generations on your farm
When I interview farmers and ranchers and ask them to tell me about their operations, the first thing many of them say is that they are the third...
May 24, 2019 - 6:00am
May 11, 2019
The Sorting Pen: The ‘lifestyle’ of farming can be draining. Let’s talk about it
When I was a teenager, my mom and I were discussing why there were so many people around us trying to be “farmers.” They’d buy 10 cows...
May 11, 2019 - 6:00am
April 21, 2019
Column: Who needs Annie’s Project? All farm women
MEDINA, N.D. — About a year ago, I talked to women involved in Annie’s Project, a farm management course for women, for a story in Agweek....
April 21, 2019 - 10:25pm
April 6, 2019
Schlecht: The humbling nature of a splat in manure
A few weeks ago, I helped my husband move some pens of calves and sort some cows. Our feedlot has an excellent drainage system, but this time...
April 6, 2019 - 1:30pm
March 7, 2019
Schlecht: There’s no place for secret family recipes in the Upper Midwest
What I’ve learned so far in 2019 is that the Upper Midwest is not the place for secret family recipes. You may recall my column from a few...
March 7, 2019 - 7:51pm
February 9, 2019
Schlecht: Why do so few have livestock? Look outside for a clue
Sometimes, when you think about what a small percentage of our population is involved in agriculture and the even smaller percentage involved...
February 9, 2019 - 7:06pm
January 27, 2019
Want to support rural development? Think child care
Once in awhile, I work with my kids at home. It’s not often, but it does happen. A few weeks ago, I knew I would be getting my girls a little...
January 27, 2019 - 3:06pm
January 12, 2019
Schlecht: Enjoying a Montana winter in North Dakota
On a recent Monday, I found myself strolling across the street in downtown Fargo. Despite the fact that it was an early January day in one of...
January 12, 2019 - 7:07pm
December 28, 2018
Schlecht: The quest to create sale barn knoephla soup
As we embark on 2019, I have no New Year’s resolution. I know myself better than to think that I’ll follow through with something just based...
December 28, 2018 - 4:21pm
December 14, 2018
Schlecht: The cows still have to be fed on Christmas
I took a photo last Christmas that I love, one that will be used to tease my younger daughter for years on end. While Reanna, then 5, sits cross-legged...
December 14, 2018 - 4:18pm