• Mindy Ward

    Right To Farm

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     by Mindy Ward
     on May 31, 2013

    With the ceremonial toss of the papers in the Missouri House of Representative Chambers, the 97th General Assembly session ended. As an intern for the Missouri House Information office during my college years, I witnessed first-hand the roar of the legislators as the final gavel struck. Then simultaneously there was the throwing of papers filled with hand-written notes and proposed bills From my balcony viewpoint, it was interesting to see their faces. Some were pleased, some angst…

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  • Mindy Ward

    Get To Grillin'

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     by Mindy Ward
     on May 28, 2013

    Pork steaks from Mizzou Meat Market-$7.16 Propane tank filled-$20 The smell of barbecue on the grill-Priceless. Memorial Day weekend kicks off our family's barbecue season. It brings about the sights, sounds and smells of summer. And I don't care if you are cooking up beef, pork, chicken, turkey or lamb, for our family, it just does not get any better than that. Honestly, I am not sure how those who are vegans can resist the smell of a slab of meat cooking on the grill, my mouth…

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  • Mindy Ward

    Gas At $6.37 Per Gallon

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     by Mindy Ward
     on May 14, 2013

    I recently attended a day-long workshop focused on technology and innovation for the dairy industry. Spending a day with Kiwis was a fun experience. From their dialect to their discussions on agriculture, I realized that agriculture producers could share a bond that transcends continents, if they are willing to see what they have in common and appreciate their differences. In the morning, we set out to visit a farm north of Kansas City that was using a New Zealand company fencing system…

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