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Contributors, Cooking, Farming, Featured, Field Meals, Food, Harvesting, Jenny Dewey Rohrich, Planting

MORE Farmer Approved Field Recipes

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The first part of this series, Farmer Approved Field Meals, was such a success we decided to compile some more fabulous farmer approved field recipes from some of our favorite food, farm, & agriculture blogs! I think it’s an age old struggle.. What to cook when you’re in the field farming?…

About Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Jenny Dewey Rohrich is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind Prairie Californian. She is a self-proclaimed country girl, born and raised in Northern California. After joining social media, Jenny met and later married a third generation North Dakota farmer. She has since moved to the rural prairies of North Dakota where they farm wheat, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers. Agriculture has always been close to her heart and because of that Jenny started Prairie Californian. She strives to bridge the gap between those far removed from the farm by giving people insight into daily life on their farm. On Prairie Californian, she also shares about food, photography, and other lifestyle topics. Jenny is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post as well as a former contributor for Agriculture.com. She is also the Co-Founder of Rural Housewives, a community group and lifestyle blog for women to share their passion for the rural life. Jenny is a former participant in the National Wheat Foundation’s Wheat Advocate program as well as a current member of the American Soybean Association’s Advocacy & Training Team. Jenny resides with her farmer husband in a small town in North Dakota where she can be found with a camera in hand capturing the world around her, loves the challenges of bringing culture to the North Dakota prairie through a variety of culinary creations, and using her interior design degree to build their dream home.

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Contributors, Farming, Harvesting, Jenny Holtermann

Fall and California Nuts

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While it may be snowing in the Midwest, in California we are celebrating fall. When I think of fall, I think of nuts. Fall time is when you can find nuts most readily available and I think people use more nuts in the fall then throughout the year. Whether it’s…

Jenny Holtermann

About Jenny Holtermann

Jenny grew up on her family’s almond and walnut farm in the Northern California town of Chico. Her family has been farming there since the early 1900s. With all her family involved in farming, she too was going to continue the family tradition after finishing college. In pursuit for an agriculture business degree Jenny made the trek to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After meeting her husband in college, she made the decision to not move home after graduation as planned and to follow her heart. Jenny and Tim were married May of 2010 and are now starting a farming adventure of their own. Jenny and Tim own their own custom almond harvesting business and farm almonds with her husbands family in Wasco, a small farming town in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. Tim’s family has their own farming legacy rooted in Kern County with an extensive crop background. Jenny and Tim plan to pass on the family tradition to their children some day. Jenny enjoys hunting, antiquing, their adorable black lab Massey and wine tasting. With a family full of nuts, Jenny decided to start sharing her adventures.

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Advice, Contributors, Farming, Harvesting, Tracy Zeorian

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THINGS to take

I have learned to appreciate a few things that I take for granted since we arrived in Jordan, Montana! It’s probably good to be reminded once in awhile. But, by golly, does it have to be all at the same time? “The Lord will provide occasions for you to believe…

Tracy Zeorian

About Tracy Zeorian

Tracy Zeorian is a third generation custom harvester living in Eastern Nebraska. She began her journey as a custom harvester the summer after she turned 12. Little did Tracy know that adventure was the beginnings of what was to become her way of life. Grandma once told Tracy, “whatever you do, DON’T marry a harvester” but when her Grandpa hired Tracy’s (now) husband, it was love at first sight for Tracy. Tracy’s husband was originally an electrician, but the harvesting way of life sucked them in. Tracy and her husband purchased their first combine, a used Massey Ferguson and the rest, as they say, is history. Tracy and her husband have four daughters and in the first few years Tracy was literally a single mother during harvest time as she held an office job at that time. Every spring, she and the girls had to wave goodbye to her husband and family as they hit the road. Tracy says “unless you’ve been in my shoes, you’ll never understand what it’s like to watch those loaded combines disappear on the horizon without you!” In 1990, Tracy left her job and joined her husband along with their girls on the road. Now their journey as a custom harvesting family begins early to mid-May in Texas and runs all the way until mid-September. They live in a fifth wheel packed with all the necessities and throughout the harvesting season travel over 2,000 miles through Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Montana. Tracy writes about their daily experiences of being on the road on her blog, NebraskaWheatie.com

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Farming, Harvesting, Jessie Wyrill

Don’t Rain on My Parade During Wheat Harvest

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We have been blessed with multiple good rains! From October to May we had about 2″ of rain (and little snow) and in the last two weeks we have had at least 3″. I have lost track because it just kept raining!  It is so frustrating that it starts to rain…

Jessie Wyrill

About Jessie Wyrill

Jessie and her husband Jake live in north central Kansas on a farm that raises corn, soybeans, wheat, sunflowers, grain sorghum, and black Angus cattle.

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Baking, Harvesting, Tracy Zeorian

doin what it takes includes visiting the cherry tree

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The weather decided to get a little crazy for the custom harvesting industry this year. And, there’s nothing you can do about the weather! There is one thing certain about this industry – nothing is certain. 2014 marks the fourth year the Midwest farmer and custom harvester have had to…

Tracy Zeorian

About Tracy Zeorian

Tracy Zeorian is a third generation custom harvester living in Eastern Nebraska. She began her journey as a custom harvester the summer after she turned 12. Little did Tracy know that adventure was the beginnings of what was to become her way of life. Grandma once told Tracy, “whatever you do, DON’T marry a harvester” but when her Grandpa hired Tracy’s (now) husband, it was love at first sight for Tracy. Tracy’s husband was originally an electrician, but the harvesting way of life sucked them in. Tracy and her husband purchased their first combine, a used Massey Ferguson and the rest, as they say, is history. Tracy and her husband have four daughters and in the first few years Tracy was literally a single mother during harvest time as she held an office job at that time. Every spring, she and the girls had to wave goodbye to her husband and family as they hit the road. Tracy says “unless you’ve been in my shoes, you’ll never understand what it’s like to watch those loaded combines disappear on the horizon without you!” In 1990, Tracy left her job and joined her husband along with their girls on the road. Now their journey as a custom harvesting family begins early to mid-May in Texas and runs all the way until mid-September. They live in a fifth wheel packed with all the necessities and throughout the harvesting season travel over 2,000 miles through Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Montana. Tracy writes about their daily experiences of being on the road on her blog, NebraskaWheatie.com

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Contributors, Cooking, Farming, Food, Harvesting, Jessica Wilcox

The Seven P’s

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by Jessica Wilcox As I hit the off button on my alarm this morning our Border Collie, Clancy, walked up to the head of the bed and proceeded to lay down around my head- not typical behavior- ever… I walked into the wrong room (twice) while picking up around the…

Jessica Wilcox

About Jessica Wilcox

Farming and ranching has always been at the core of Jessica’s life. She took her first steps in a corn field, and was driving tractors and combines while her friends were hanging out at the mall. Her family has been farming across Oklahoma since the 1893 Land Run. With such a great Family Farm history behind her, it was not surprising when Jessica ended up at Oklahoma State University, graduating with a degree in Agronomy and minors in Ag Economics and Ag Business. While at OSU, Jessica met a tall, dark, and handsome Wheat Farmer from Northwest Oklahoma, who happened to be getting his Agronomy Degree also. Clint and Jessica got married in May 2007, and moved back to Clint’s family farm SW of Fairview, OK. When they are not working as Crop Insurance Agents, you will find Jessica and Clint in a wheat or canola field, or out checking cows. When Jessica has a spare moment she likes to spend it at the barn with her American Quarter Horses or with her Border Collie.

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Harvesting, Tracy Zeorian

National Ag Day and a Movie about “Wheaties”

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By: Tracy Zeorian The year was 1944. Five hundred farmers were chosen to buy the Model 21 Massey Harris combine for approximately $2,500 each and signed a contract to harvest at least 2,000 acres with that machine. The route began in Texas and worked it’s way north as the wheat ripened.…

Tracy Zeorian

About Tracy Zeorian

Tracy Zeorian is a third generation custom harvester living in Eastern Nebraska. She began her journey as a custom harvester the summer after she turned 12. Little did Tracy know that adventure was the beginnings of what was to become her way of life. Grandma once told Tracy, “whatever you do, DON’T marry a harvester” but when her Grandpa hired Tracy’s (now) husband, it was love at first sight for Tracy. Tracy’s husband was originally an electrician, but the harvesting way of life sucked them in. Tracy and her husband purchased their first combine, a used Massey Ferguson and the rest, as they say, is history. Tracy and her husband have four daughters and in the first few years Tracy was literally a single mother during harvest time as she held an office job at that time. Every spring, she and the girls had to wave goodbye to her husband and family as they hit the road. Tracy says “unless you’ve been in my shoes, you’ll never understand what it’s like to watch those loaded combines disappear on the horizon without you!” In 1990, Tracy left her job and joined her husband along with their girls on the road. Now their journey as a custom harvesting family begins early to mid-May in Texas and runs all the way until mid-September. They live in a fifth wheel packed with all the necessities and throughout the harvesting season travel over 2,000 miles through Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Montana. Tracy writes about their daily experiences of being on the road on her blog, NebraskaWheatie.com

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