Like nearly every American family and business, Sawyer Land & Cattle is feeling the effects of Coronavirus. We are a fourth-generation farm family that raised crops and cattle in Central Kansas. The virus is nearby but not in the county - yet. However, the governor has officially closed all public K-12 schools for the remainder … Continue reading Farming in the Time of Coronavirus
Sunday is Mother's Day and will mark just over 6 years of my time as a mother. I have two boys - Evan, age 6, and Owen, age 3 - and being their mother is both the most difficult and rewarding job I have. I've learned a lot while raising two boys and I've slowly … Continue reading Thoughts from a Farm Mom
For our first date, Derek and I met at a sandwich shop in downtown McPherson. I had walked over from work and Derek had just pulled into town after being on the road all morning. When I asked him what he had been doing he responded that he had been delivering bulls to the cows … Continue reading Making Babies (Calves, of course)
I participate in a lot of tours. Normally I'm planning a tour for my boss or I'm hosting a tour on my farm for city folks. But today I sat back, relaxed and enjoyed touring Phillips County, Kansas, with a group of smart, caring and awesome ladies who simply want to make their businesses and … Continue reading Girl Power and Girl Bosses
I just finished a podcast about women in agriculture. It wasn’t your usual, more women need to farm, instead it focused on the lack of women in leadership and decision-making positions at the many national farm and food organizations. As someone involved in both policy and advocacy, this issue caught my attention. But it also … Continue reading Women Lead Ag – Just Look Locally
Those of us participating represented a wide range of ages, shapes and sizes. Few of us are probably the shape and size we want - or at one time - use to be. But we're out there, giving it our all, juggling multiple demands - even while on the course - and knowing that as soon as we cross the finish line we're back to being mom, wife and partner. But for the time we're racing, we're super woman, running toward our goal and working our butts off to cross that finish line.
Monday marked the end of a chapter of my life. I left my job in marketing and communications at King Enterprise Group in McPherson for a position as a field marketing manager for Rabo AgriFinance in Wichita. The new position allows me to marry my carer in marketing and public relations with my love of … Continue reading Having It All . . .
*I write this post both as a women and as a farmwife that understands the desire to have it all and do it all. As a farmwife, marketing director, runner and advocate, it's hard to find the time to fit it all in. But we, as women, have earned the right to do it all … Continue reading A Woman’s Right To Do It All