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American Treasure: Pole Vaulting Farmer, 77, is a Living Legend

Cook Holliday, 77, is a legendary pole vaulting farmer and an American treasure hiding in plain sight.

Corn Maverick: Cracking the Mystery of 60-Inch Rows

In 2017, Bob Recker kicked open the door on 60” row corn, and exposed a ton of questions on sunlight capture, weed suppression, cover crops, and much more.

Forbidden: The Curious Case of an Agriculture Loan Denied

Is animal reproduction an activity deemed ineligible for a bank loan? Yes, in Rhoda Rein’s case, and her rejection raises a series of unanswered questions.

The Gravedigger’s Tale: Farm Venture Turns Into Ministry

David Heidt is far more than a gravedigger—he is a minister of comfort. Beneath the ground of Heidt’s farmland, 2,500 meticulous horse burials testify to his care and service.

Conservation Agriculture: Savings, Soil and Realities of Farming

In four operations in Mississippi, Iowa and South Dakota, conservation agriculture and financial success are a wedded pair.

In the Blood: Hunting Deer Antlers with a Legendary Shed Whisperer

Shed hunting is a late winter and spring sport for millions of landowners and outdoorsmen in the United States, yet, few hunters can match Jimmy Cassell’s consistent totals or antler size. The search for sheds never gets old for Cassell, even after 30 years and over 1,500 specimens.

In the Blood: Hunting Deer Antlers with a Legendary Shed Whisperer

Shed hunting is a late winter and spring sport for millions of landowners and outdoorsmen in the United States, yet, few hunters can match Jimmy Cassell’s consistent totals or antler size. The search for sheds never gets old for Cassell, even after 30 years and over 1,500 specimens.

Opportunistic Killers: Black Vultures

Eyes to the sky, farmers count costs of cattle losses