Texan Meets Midwest

Living, learning, loving agriculture



Loving, Gentle, & Kind

Last October, my grandparents celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. At nearly 97 years old, they spent the better part of their lives together. Their marriage weathered challenging times in our history like the Great Depression, multiple wars, and unrest that many today wouldn’t have… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Ashton, Hello Williamsburg

Exactly two years ago, on Martin Luther King Day, I started my new job with Monsanto in Ashton, Illinois. In about an hour, Ashton will be in my rear-view mirror as I make the drive to Williamsburg, Iowa to start… Continue Reading →

Country Christmas Connection

My journey in blogging started almost exactly one year ago. In the past year this journey has introduced me to an amazing online community of bloggers and agriculturists who have helped me grow in many ways. So it was with… Continue Reading →

Lessons learned at AgChat

At AgChat’s 2016 Cultivate & Connect Conference I expected to learn how to become a better advocate for agriculture. As usual, my expectations were blown out of the water. I learned many valuable things about engineering networks, telling my story,… Continue Reading →

Soybean Seed Production 101

My first role at Monsanto was as a Production Associate at a soybean seed production facility. This was an entry-level management position with responsibilities that included overseeing our in-house quality lab, performing quality tests, managing data, field inspecting, and product stewardship. That’s… Continue Reading →

A Texan’s Guide to the Midwest

Despite our best efforts, sometimes the Universe has other plans for us and a Texan might find themselves having to relocate out of our great state. As devastating as that might seem, since moving to the Midwest I’ve learned that it’s definitely possible to… Continue Reading →

Meeting the Midwest and a deadly tornado

Mother Nature can change everything in the blink of an eye. Just ask any farmer or family who’s had their life turned upside-down by a natural disaster. She has the power to contribute to a bountiful harvest or to completely… Continue Reading →

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