• Josh Flint

    Dear Engineer, What Were You Thinking?

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on March 23, 2011

    Have you ever thought, “I’d love to meet the engineer who designed this”? Sometimes that thought will crop up in a moment of joy. Other times, it’s a moment of frustration. Last week, it’s a good thing the engineer didn’t appear when that thought crossed my mind. It would have been bad for him/her. A couple months ago, we traded cars for a 2001 Nissan Xterra. It’s 10 years old, but here’s the best part. It only had 35,000 miles. I figured…

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  • Josh Flint

    Consolidating Specialty Acres Could Present Opportunities for Growth

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on March 10, 2011

    If you ever get the chance to hear Texas A&M’s Danny Klinefelter speak, you should definitely take advantage of it. I had just such an opportunity last week at his brother Skip’s farm in Nokomis. Too often, some of us are guilty of narrowing our focus to exactly what is going on in our state, region, county or township. Danny does a great job of analyzing global and national factors and showing you how that may affect your farm. Last week, Danny made a great point…

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    A Press Invitation I Can't Pass Up

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on March 2, 2011

    Ever get an e-mail and think, “Hmmm….that’s odd. Wonder why they would send me that?” Used to be, the … ahem … “enhancement” e-mails were the most common junk mail out there. Lately though, I’ve been getting some really odd notices. At least three times a week, someone from Barack Obama’s group will e-mail me. Sometimes it even pops up under the President’s name. I’m not sure why I get these. I voted for McCain in…

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