Speaking it into Existence – Steve Harvey

We can be the change we wish to see in the world and in our own lives. It starts with stopping to think about what we truly want from God. It says in Habakkuk 2:2 to write the vision and make it plain on paper. Nothing is impossible with God. From small things to big […]

Miss America, Betty Cantrell, Appreciates American Farmers and the American Dream

By Lauren Schwab 2016 Miss America, Betty Cantrell, spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmer & Ranchers (YF&R) conference on February 15 in Kansas City, Missouri. Cantrell has teamed up with AFBF to promote healthy lifestyles for kids through her platform, “Healthy Children, Strong America.” Her platform will not only focus on encouraging […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Kissed a Dolphin in Grand Bahama!

By Lauren Schwab I made my piglets a little jealous by getting some kisses from dolphins in the Bahamas! My mom and I crossed off going on a Grand Celebration cruise to the Bahamas and swimming with dolphins on our bucket list. It was a magical experience. We swam with 38-year-old mother Kayla and her […]

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 […]

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalist

   By Lauren Schwab I am honored to have been selected as a finalist for America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award. The American public can go to http://www.americaspigfarmer.com to watch a video on each finalist and vote for their favorite once a day Sept. 1 – 10th. This award means a lot to me because […]

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 […]

Life Lessons From Leonardo DiCaprio

By Lauren Schwab I have come to learn and know life is but a vapor. It can be hard to remember this when we go on living day after day, until something unexpected happens to us or someone we know to remind of this. Whether it be near death experiences, missed opportunities, birthdays that make […]

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 […]