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I recently asked some "city" friends if they have a fake or real Christmas tree. Much to my surprise, the majority have fake Christmas trees. I then turned to social media and asked the same question on Twitter. My poll received 51 responses: 49 percent said they use "fake all the way," 27 percent said "real trees are for me," 12 percent set up both real and fake trees and 12 percent don't put up a Christmas tree.
Q: What is your role in agriculture today? We grow food for people. It's our responsibility to use production methods that ensure food is safe to eat, natural resources are conserved and not poisoned, animals are treated humanely, and we leave the earth in better shape than we found it. Q: How did you decide to raise bison and why?
I'm one year into a four-year term on the Wishek (N.D.) City Council. At our recent monthly meeting, the importance of buying local came up in discussion as it relates to a city purchase.
Q: How has agriculture shaped your life into the role you work in today? Being the youngest by a decade in my family, my parents brought me everywhere growing up, from picking up parts at the local Case IH dealership to traveling across the country for custom harvesting. I think traveling across the Midwest and constantly meeting new people at every farm town helps me as a seed salesperson today. I find so much joy in spending time on new farms and with new people!