Monthly archive for June2013

More scenes from the road

More scenes from the road

We started off our morning right with a stop at Carl’s Bakery. Donuts, cinnamon rolls and apple fritters, oh my! We stopped by a farm to help a customer with some water flow issues he was having.   It was a good morning to be…

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Scenes from the road

Scenes from the road

We adventured across Iowa & Minnesota yesterday, leaving Omaha early in the morning for a long day of meetings and driving. Iowa has lots of windmills.  Just one of these bad boys can produce enough power for 500 homes.  That’s a lot. We got to…

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On the road

On the road

On the road again. 400 miles and 3 meetings today. I love traveling with him.

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Chicken dialogues

Chicken dialogues

I was following the Twitter feed from a panel discussion at the Food Dialogues in Chicago last week, and a tweet about the issue of labeling for marketing vs education reminded me of something I noticed while grocery shopping a few weeks ago. Consider this chicken,…

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Meet a Farmer: Larry

Meet a Farmer:  Larry

Hi, Larry. Larry has a wean-to-finish facility near West Point, NE.  Nearly 10,000 pigs are under his care – 6,600 of which live at the site we visited last week. His barns are filled with Crystal Spring Water-Space feeders, and he calls his Pro Sort…

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Bacon: ICYMI

Bacon:  ICYMI

In case you missed it, last week BuzzFeed (in a sponsored post from Oscar Mayer, I’m pretty sure) featured 10 movie romances made better with bacon. It’s just perfect for a Friday. I mean really, what isn’t better with bacon? My favorite? A scene from…

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On the farm

On the farm

A grower who’s interested in a Pro Sort system joined us at a site near West Point, NE today for a barn tour. It was a beautiful day for a drive. I love rural America. Except when there’s no data service. Then I want to…

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Country roads

Country roads

I found these pictures on my phone from a customer visit trip in Iowa last month.  I love rural America.

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National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, and, well, I love cheese, so I wanted to share a few fun facts from our friends in the dairy industry. 97% of dairy farms are family owned/operated.  51,000 families run dairy farms across the country. Despite their Cheesehead enthusiasm,…

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Virtual Vacation

Virtual Vacation

Today kicks off College World Series season here in Omaha, which means it’s officially summer.  Bring on the back yard BBQs, sunscreen and road trips.  Our summer calendar is filling up with weddings, a family reunion and a trip to the Wisconsin Dells for NPIC.  But…

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