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Jenny Schlecht

Jenny Schlecht

Editor

Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's editor. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, North Dakota — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

Jenny grew up on a farm and ranch outside Billings, Montana. She graduated from the University of Mary with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in psychology. She previously worked as a police and courts reporter and assistant city editor at the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune.
Jenny can be reached at jschlecht@agweek.com or 701-595-0425.

"I know 125 years isn't a long time in the whole scope of human history, but it's pretty impressive for this part of the world. What's more impressive to me is that the town hasn't just stayed alive but has recently found new and interesting ways to stay lively."
As the summer waned, Jenny Schlecht thought she had won the battle against garden pests and looked forward to a feast of sweet corn. The area raccoons made sure to let her know that she was wrong.
A team of tractor restorers working in Harwood, North Dakota, brought the 1909 Kerosene Annie back to life, just in time to appear at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, Minnesota.
It can be hard for farmers and ranchers -- and in particular those with livestock -- to truly take a break. But getting away makes you better at what you do.
The peach crops from the south have been slow because of a variety of weather problems, Jenny Schlecht learned. It was a good reminder that farming isn't easy whether you've got wheat fields or orchards.
Lida Farm grows for Community Support Agriculture customers, farmers markets and food stands, with a little going to a local food co-op. Since 2004, the west central Minnesota farm has changed how it operates to keep up with the times and what they can handle.
Listening sessions are underway for a new farm bill. What needs to be there and what doesn't?
Helping a child prep for the county fair -- and then actually making it through the fair -- can help the adults in their life get in shape. But the County Fair Workout is one that only works for a limited time.
"The cool, dreary May meant that we kept pushing back our planting until it was a good week or two past the point we would have liked to have seeds and plants in the ground. But the weather warmed up, and we certainly haven't been dealing with drought."
Why did we report on a Bill Gates-associated company buying North Dakota farmland from Campbell Farms? Here are three reasons.