McDonald’s showcases family farmers in new ad campaign

As someone who spends a lot of time traveling for work, I find myself in the drive through lane at the “Golden Arches” on a fairly regular basis. Though I’ve always been a chicken nugget fan, I found myself admiring … Continue reading

5 Non-profits to leave out of your holiday donations

Around the holidays we often take a moment to count our blessings and share with those who are less fortunate. There is nothing that breaks my heart more than to find out that someone’s heartfelt donation didn’t actually go to … Continue reading

There’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” diet

As someone not too far removed from her teenage years, I vividly remember scouring the pages of Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines for the latest hair, makeup and fashion tips. In my mind, those magazines were fashion and beauty authorities. If … Continue reading

Wrapping up my Pork Month Celebration with a Guy Fieri Cookbook Giveaway

When the prize for my final Pork Month giveaway arrived, my husband begged me to cancel the contest and give it to him as an early Christmas present. Normally, Aaron is 110% supportive of my giveaways because usually we already … Continue reading

3 ways pork producers learn how to properly care for our pigs

This post is inspired by one of the most common questions I get when I’m sharing my farm story. At almost every event, panel or online chat, someone asks me what makes me an expert on how to properly care … Continue reading

Farmers and ranchers were green before green was cool

I don’t remember my parents teaching me to recycle. I don’t remember them ever using the word “green” to describe anything but a color. I will never forget the countless instances on our farm when they taught my siblings and … Continue reading