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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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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Family Farm Memories

There are some memories that fade away, and those you remember forever. Farming is forever in my memories and future ones I have yet to make. Faith, Family and Farming are the essence of my being. I have one life. I am a farm girl in the 21st century making her way. I want to […]

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Heaven is Close in the Country

By Lauren Schwab Driving through the country can put all the chaos of my day at peace, even if for a short while, I am lost in the wonder of the earth and endless pavement available to me. I have yet to explore this vast country, but just where I am in my corner of […]

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Becoming The Pig Whisper

By Lauren Schwab I feel like this every moment in the pig barn, I go to the pigs and they come to me for care and attention. The barn has become my second home. Having spent my life in the presence of pigs, I have learned how they act, think and express their needs. This past […]

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Miracles on the Farm

By Lauren Schwab I have learned to develop the mindset of asking God, “What miracles would you have me perform today? How can I be of highest service to the world?” It can be easy to wake up and instantly get on social media and check emails. I can easily keep hitting the snooze button […]

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Moments in the Sunshine

By Lauren Schwab This summer I am striving for moments in the sun, not just the warmth above, but the light shining upon the work I do. I am a farmer, spending long hours in the sun comes with my labor for the land and its animals. Sure there are times I am tired, hot and […]

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Farm Girl With Curls in the Capitol + George Washington’s Pigs

  By Lauren Schwab I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. with the American Agri-Women. We toured Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home and farm. This was spectacular to see. We had a private tour of the farm and crops he typically grew. Washington was known for his love and success in agriculture. We […]

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