Steve Harvey: You Have To Jump & Sow Seed for Success

By Lauren Schwab I have learned there is no end to success. You have to keep jumping in life and know it takes time to grow. There must be times for ourselves, but in farming we must take care of others, the animals and the land, because they take care of us. There are seasons […]

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Country Music Trio, The Henningsens, Share ‘Why I Farm’ Empowering Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals to Dig Deep for Their Dreams

  By Lauren Schwab Country music sensation, The Henningsens, performed for more than 700 young farmers and agricultural professionals at the 2016 Young Ag Professionals (YAP) Winter Conference in Columbus, Ohio on Friday January 29. The family trio is made of Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar, vocals), family patriarch and father of 10 including eldest son […]

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YEE YEE to a New Year!

By Lauren Schwab As 2015 came to a close I thought about all the experiences I had, people I met and opportunities I have been given for the future. I appreciate how Granger Smith reflects on the goals he accomplished in 2015 and how the experiences he had exceeded his expectations. Most importantly he expressed gratitude […]

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Faith from the Farm – Merry Christmas

  By Lauren Schwab I am thankful to have grown up in a home where I was taught the true gift of Christmas, Jesus Christ. This is the foundation of my life and the reason for our farm’s success. Farming is anything but easy, there are times my Dad finds it difficult to make it […]

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Farmland Confession – A Poem

  By Lauren Schwab “Farmland Confession” a poem by Lauren Schwab My boots touch the gravel Each rock has its place My hands grip the wheel  Steer to the farm gate My arms lift the feed bucket Grains flow into their open mouths My ears listen to the melody of oinks Calling from their snouts […]

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Why I Farm

By Lauren Schwab This inspirational video by The Henningsens touches the farmer within me and shows the reasons why farmers do what we do. Farming truly is a selfless labor of love. With every new day, I remind myself of the opportunity I have to farm. To live a life off the land, caring for animals […]

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That Little Girl With Curls Is Gone

By Lauren Schwab My grandma brought in a photo of me as a young girl and my Dad said, “That little girl is gone.” It can be sad to think about time passed and changes made, but I reminded him of the woman he has helped me become. I would not be who I am […]

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