Business

The MAC app is here!

November 27, 2022

Morning Ag Clips Mobile is finally here! It’s a busy world, and we know our readers want to keep up with the news with the push of a button. So download the app, and tap the MAC icon on your phone for the latest agriculture information! And here’s a very special thank you to our co-stars! Thank you, EVERYONE! I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am,…

Travel

Take the plunge

November 20, 2022

Take the plunge!  A Polar Plunge! I did it!  It was fun, it was exhilarating!  I was certainly alive! Yesterday, before the Greenwich Tractor Parade, 5 friends decided to jump in the Battenkill River at the Arlington Covered Bridge to raise money. The cause was the Operation Santa project for our school district.  Each of us donated money, as our “buy in” to be able to take this…

Travel

Packer’s Anonymous

November 13, 2022

Dear Packer’s Anonymous, I am a wreck and I desperately need your help. I am a terrible trip packer. What is wrong with me? My mind becomes a swirl whenever I have a trip and I have to think about what to pack. It should be easy.  I mean, count out the number of days, an outfit a day, toiletries and an extra pair of underwear and socks.…

Family

Jacob is looking for colleges

November 6, 2022

It’s hard to believe, but this little cutie pie is going to college next year!  And we are out touring college campuses this week. Purdue?  Michigan State?  We are on the hunt for a great Agri-Business or Farm Business Management curriculum that fits Jacob. Aunt E is going to introduce us to her alma mater, Michigan State.  And of course, Purdue has the one and only, Tyler Ziehm.…

Family Lifestyle

Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2022

The kids don’t trick-or-treat anymore, and the costumes are hidden away in the attic. But we will carve a pumpkin tomorrow afternoon and light it tomorrow night because… …it’s still Halloween!  And for any sweet tooth candy hound like myself, it’s an excuse to eat candy like it’s your business! So that’s what I will be doing today, Monday, October 31.  Preparing for my trick-or-treaters–who this year will…

Travel

Integrity Clause

October 23, 2022

The idea of an integrity clause. This past week, The Morning Ag Clips welcomed Kate Forrer as the newest member of our team.  Her role is filling the position of the Executive Director of the Vermont Woodlands Association for us. On behalf of the team and myself, we would like to extend a warm welcome to her.  She is a breath of fresh air, her arrival coming on…

Business

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

October 16, 2022

It’s so close we can taste it! The MAC App! It’s a heavy lift, and it has taken a lot of hands in and out of the pot–for this last push to get it done.  Getting a project across the finish line is hard for the entire team–regardless of whether or not they are working directly on it.  (You guys make the dream work!) It’s about picking up…

Travel

Happy farm children

October 10, 2022

The groundwork for writing about this picture was laid on Saturday morning, even though this picture was taken Monday morning.  It must have been a foreshadowing. My parents came out for a visit this past weekend.  On Saturday morning, the kids and I (2 of them) were sitting in the kitchen talking over coffee with my parents when Jacob got a text. He had just been telling us…

Perspective Travel

The cycle of life

October 3, 2022

It’s been a busy few days! It started with introducing Stephanie to the best donut in Rutland, Vermont.  We needed to be up there to support our friend and had a little time to burn up.  My brain went immediately to my stomach..and Jones’ Donuts.  If you like coconut, and frosting, on a donut, this is the one for you!  Don’t miss it if you are in the…

Travel

Eastern States

September 28, 2022

For four short days every year, when I was a teenager, I became part of something bigger. It was bigger than me when I was 15.  It is bigger than me today, at 47. Eastern States Exposition.  New England’s premier agricultural fair. Every year, our state (New Hampshire), along with the five other New England states, sent a delegation of 4-H youth and their dairy cows down to…