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The race by Chris Judd

In everyone’s day there seems to be a race. It starts off at a young age when mom is warning you that “you’re going to miss the school bus if…

New technology meets old by Chris Judd

Each year we are faced with new technological breakthroughs that eventually we have to accept, reject or adopt. Automobiles were a rich man’s hobby until Henry Ford developed the assembly…

Talk about it!

Farmers just like other members of our society get stressed beyond the snapping point. If not recognized and treated, a co-worker may get unbearable to work with. A family may…

We’ll get a bigger truck by Chris Judd

Many years ago, I overheard two hay marketers discussing their business over a beer in a local bar. They had been buying hay for two dollars a bale in another…

What kind of tractor did you buy?

After WWII, my grandpa and dad decided that our world would likely survive another century and they ordered a tractor. For several years after the war, a farmer often had…

Joe by Chris Judd

In the 1950s, most multi-generational farms had one or more employees, as well as the family helping on the farm. Even though in our town there were a couple feedmills,…