Most know that where I live and farm was my great-grandpa’s place, followed by my great uncles (Bud and Charlie is how they were known for their lives). Charlie fought in World War II but did not share many stories about this time as it was an extremely tough for […]

Well, for those of you who didn’t make the RRFA dinner and entertainment night on Saturday, you missed out on a great time! The board was very organized so the meeting portion passed quickly. And congratulations to Elaine Aveyard, who let her name stand to join the current board. Bernie […]

Another frosty morning on Monday but I think this is the only way I’ll be able to tackle some straw baling–and plowing work that I still need to do! It will require a fair bit of clothing but I will try to finish these jobs (if you see me off […]

Snow day! Ugh, I don’t think we are ready for this yet. Or maybe I should just speak for myself: “I am not ready for this yet!” I may have jinxed myself as I did spend some time over the weekend doing some winterizing. I dread turning the heat on […]

I was really thankful to have three days off this past weekend! Of course, you never get caught up on your list but it still was nice to be home! And even better, we enjoyed two Thanksgiving meals (neither of which I cooked and trust me I am thankful for […]

Well, another cattle sale is behind us! We sold 1,358 animal for a total of $1,183,157.55. Things went well despite the heavy downpours of rain throughout the day Saturday. This makes it very difficult for our workers, but we have some good ones so they survived. It is even more […]

It is looking to be a busy week across the district! A cattle sale is set for this Saturday at the Stratton sales barn, which means many producers are trying to round up cattle a little closer to home and sort out which will stay and which will go! We […]

Nothing like a good frost to remind you that are our warm days and nights are coming to a close. Alas, summer once again has flown by. It will be interesting to see what will take place now with some of my longer-season soybeans. I’m doubtful we will have beans […]

Despite the fact we have been experiencing beautiful weather these past few weeks, the fields are pretty darn wet! The heavy rainfalls we’ve been receiving, coupled with the shorter days, don’t allow for things to dry up too quickly. I still have water standing here at the Emo Agricultural Research […]

And just like that it’s September! Our late spring, coupled with not the greatest of weather, certainly has been the cause of a summer that disappeared much too quickly. Both my students are now officially gone and back to school. Lucas and Nick were super students and I’m hoping they […]

The Stratton sales barn held another successful cattle sale on Saturday. Despite selling only 546 animals, the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association still grossed $594,566.62, which is a great average across the board. Due to the lack of feed last spring, there were fewer people feeding back grounding cattle this spring. […]

Whew—another Emo Fair is behind us! Mother Nature came through for us and we had beautiful weather. Fortunately, the heavy rain, hail, and wind held off until Sunday night. Of course, most of my time during the fair is spent in and around the beef barns. We had a great […]