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 […]

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Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

By Lauren Schwab Dolly Parton’s story of growing up in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains is an inspiration to never forget where you came from and appreciate how it shapes you into the person you are today. “I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today,” […]

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Country Boy, Granger Smith Sings of Merica, Miles & Mudtires

By Lauren Schwab Texas country music sensation, Granger Smith, brings his part of the country across America with his debut album, Remington, and playing shows from west to east coast. Smith performed for Cincinnati fans at Bogarts on February 20. Yee Yee Nation was alive in the city. Smith took time to visit with fans […]

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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 […]

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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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Country Music Sweetie Tegan Marie is Calling Dibs On Her Dreams

By Lauren Schwab Tegan Marie was born in Detroit, Michigan in 2003 on a blustery, cold day in October – and our next country star was born. Tegan picked up a guitar at age six, wrote love songs at eight and was playing national stages by 11. Her sweet, clean vocals and sensitive interpretations have […]

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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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