Texan Meets Midwest

Living, learning, loving agriculture


Texan Reflections

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 →

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 →


Today marks the inception of this blog and the one year anniversary of this born-and-raised Texan moving to the Midwest! I came to the Midwest after graduating from Texas A&M University when I accepted a job offer with Monsanto. With no previous… Continue Reading →

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